ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Mark Walters scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half and New Mexico used a pair of early scoring runs to beat Ole Miss 95-42 at the Jim Thorpe Classic Saturday night.
This one was over early as New Mexico (2-0) used an 18-2 run to take a 31-13 lead, then closed out the first half with a 13-0 run for a 44-15 lead.
Ole Miss(1-1) trailed 13-11 with 11:00 left in the first half when New Mexico reserve guard Jeff Hart hit a 3-pointer to start the 18-2 run. Walters scored seven points and David Chiotti had four in the run.
The Rebels' only points in that stretch was a tip-in by Trey Hampton. It was Ole Miss' only field goal in the final 11 minutes of the first half.
Ole Miss hit just 14 of 55 shots (25.5 percent) and was 4-of-24 on 3-pointers. The Rebels had no one in double figures, with Bam Doyne and Mike Smith the team's high scorers with 7 points each.
New Mexico also dominated the rebounding by a margin of 50-24.
New Mexico hit 14 of 27 3s, with five players hitting at least two 3-pointers. Walters had a trio of 3s, all in the first half.
Walk-on Blake Harden and Chad Toppert each scored 11 points for New Mexico and Anthony Teague scored 10.
New Mexico rolls over Ole Miss
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