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Ole Miss hammers No. 19 Arkansas for 96-82 road win

Ole Miss hammers No. 19 Arkansas for 96-82 road win

The Ole Miss Rebels Men’s basketball team shot a season-high 56.4 percent en route to defeating No. 19 Arkansas 96-82 Saturday. The win marked the first true road victory for the Rebels since 2003, while the loss was the first at home for Arkansas since being defeated by Missouri last season.

The Razorbacks (13-4, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) had hoped to move into a three-way tie for second place in the SEC; however, Ole Miss (11-6, 2-3 SEC) had something to say about that behind five Rebels who finished in double figures.

Junior G Stefan Moody led the Rebels with 18 points on the night. He is now averaging 18.3 ppg and shooting 50.0 percent from the 3-point line in conference play.

Senior guard Jarvis Summers added 17 points for Ole Miss, with Sebastian Saiz and center Dwight Coleby notching 12 each.  LaDarius White finished with 10 points for the Rebels.

Dwight Coleby had his first career double-double in the win over Arkansas.

Dwight Coleby had his first career double-double in the 96-82 win over Arkansas.

Coleby snagged 10 rebounds, giving him his first career double-double.

Bobby Portis finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Arkansas, with Michael Qualls and Ky Madden each adding 22.

The Rebels shot a season-high 74.1 percent from the field in the first half and took a 53-40 lead going into the half. In the second half, Arkansas cut the Ole Miss lead to 8; however, the Rebels matched each Razorback run, finishing 8 of 15 for 3-pointers on the night.

Ole Miss leads the nation hitting 79.6 percent of its free throw attempts. The Rebels made 26-of-30 attempts (.867) against Arkansas; they have also hit 142 of their last 169 from the line (.840).

Seven Rebels are shooting 75.0 percent or better from the free-throw line. Stefan Moody leads the Rebels shooting 88.6 percent (62-of-70)—putting him in 3rd place in the SEC and 22nd in the nation.

To watch a replay of the game, click here.

Next Up: The Rebels travel to Georgia to play the Bulldogs at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 21st.  The game will be televised on the SEC Network.

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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