Mississippi 66, Presbyterian 55
OXFORD, Miss. (AP)—Dwayne Curtis had 24 points and 11 rebounds to help once-ranked Mississippi end a two-game losing streak with a 66-55 win over Presbyterian College on Monday.
Kenny Williams added 15 points for the Rebels (17-5), who are 14-0 at home against non-conference opponents. David Huertas chipped in 13 points for the Rebels.
Ole Miss shot 58 percent from the floor, including an 11-of-14 performance by Curtis. Chris Warren, who leads the Rebels in scoring at 16.4 points per game, was held scoreless.
Al?onzo Coleman led the Bluehose (4-23) with 17 points. Presbyterian pulled within 52-47 on a pair of free throws by Coleman with 7:52 left, but managed only two baskets the rest of the way.
The Rebels led 37-31 at halftime.
Mississippi was ranked for much of the season, but slipped from the polls earlier this month when they were ranked 24th and lost 80-77 to South Carolina on Feb. 2.