Rebs beat Jacksonville State

Getting off to a good start was the first priority for No. 16 Ole Miss, and Terrico White made sure that happened Tuesday in a 90-75 win over Jacksonville State.

White scored a career high-tying 29 points, including a 7-of-10 performance from three-point range, as the Rebels raced to a 17-2 lead in the opening seven minutes. Ole Miss (11-2) was never seriously threatened and tied a school record by hitting 14 three-point shots.

"There were stretches where we played very well," Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said. "There were also some stretches where I thought we were playing the scoreboard instead of playing Jacksonville State."

Zach Graham and Chris Warren added 14 and 11 points, respectively, for the Rebels who led by as many as 19 points in the first half and 25 points midway through the second half. The Rebels finished 32-of-69, 46 percent, from the field, including 14-of-31 from three-point range.

Jacksonville State (5-6) was led by Trenton Marshall with 20 points while Jeremy Bynum added 16. The Gamecocks struggled from the field, managing 25-of-66, 38 percent, but finished 19-of-21, 91 percent, from the free throw line.

The Gamecocks trailed 42-36 at halftime, but Ole Miss opened the second half with an 11-2 run and Jacksonville State never pulled closer than 12 points again.

"Ole Miss was locked in after losing at West Virginia and they showed it," Jacksonville State coach James Green said. "They make you have bad starts, but we never stopped battling and our free throws and making only four turnovers kept us in range."

The Rebels improved to 33-1 at home against non-conference teams over the past four seasons under Kennedy.

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