Eniel Polynice helps Mississippi stay unbeaten with an 84-77 win over La Salle in Puerto Rico

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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (AP)—Eniel Polynice scored 20 points and Chris Warren added 19 to help Mississippi remain undefeated with an 84-77 win over La Salle in the San Juan Shootout on Friday night.

Dwayne Curtis and David Huertas added 14 points apiece for the Rebels (10-0), who are off to their best start since 2000-01, when they won their first 11 games.

Warren went 4-of-12 from 3-point range to help Mississippi win another close game. Each of the Rebels’ last five wins have been by fewer than ten points.

Yves Mekongo-Mbala and Rodney Green had 15 points each for La Salle (4-5). It was the first time the Explorers ever played Mississippi, and the first matchup with a Southeast Conference team since La Salle faced Alabama in 1999.

Mississippi led 42-29 at the half.

The Rebels face No. 15 Clemson on Saturday.

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C. Warren C. Warren
6-16,  19 Pts
2 Rebs, 9 Assists
 La Salle
Y. Mekongo-Mbala Y. Mekongo-Mbala
5-9,  15 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists

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