Final: Ole Miss 75, La.-Monroe 62

Big Picture: La.-Monroe has some decent players and played with energy tonight just as they did at LSU and Kansas where they were also competitive.

Ole Miss played with more intensity in the second half, and Marshall Henderson’s scoring burst gave the Rebels enough cushion to cruise to the finish.

Ole Miss (8-2)  led by 20 points with roughly 12 minutes left. Alma Mater U never got closer than 13 the rest of the way.

Turning Point: It was only a five-point advantage for the Rebels, 39-34, when Henderson hit 3-balls on three straight trips. The Warhawks (We used to be the Indians) never recovered.

Who’s Your Daddy? Henderson was 6-for-13 from 3, 0-for-3 from 2. His 3-point success came against a team that was allowing opponents to shoot just 22.7 percent behind the arc coming in.

LaDarius White had a nice stat line tonight: 13 points on 4-for-8 shooting, seven rebounds, seven assists, one turnover and three steals.

Of Interest: Jarvis Summers had a quiet night with eight points on 3-for-9 shooting … The Rebels were minus-12 on the glass. They just don’t look strong in the post right now. La.-Monroe had 45 rebounds, 20 of them on the offensive end. … Derrick Millinghaus didn’t play until the 16:12 mark of the second half for what Kennedy termed a “discipline step.” … Henderson had been cleared to speak in the postgame but left the building quickly, we were told. The CSS reporter and photog looked quite perplexed by this.

Next Up: The Rebels are at home Sunday at 3 against Mercer.

Here’s Kennedy:

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Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • UMBBFan

    We’re the warthogs that good at rebounding or are we just very soft inside ? I wonder if AJ has some knee soreness that is making him a little tentative inside?

  • Killer_Beeze

    I love the “3″ signs the students post up on the railing every time Marshall drains a three pointer. That is unique. Marshall is a special player and it’s too bad this is his last year. We’ll never have another one like him.

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