Holloway scores 26 as Ole Miss beats Indiana 89-71
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP)—Murphy Holloway had 26 points and nine rebounds, leading Mississippi to a 89-71 victory over Indiana on Thursday in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Chris Warren scored 16 points and Eniel Polynice had 10 and seven assists for the Rebels, who shot 50 percent (35 for 70). Ole Miss (3-0) blocked 12 shots to Indiana’s two.
Maurice Creek scored 18 points, Verdell Jones had 17 and Jeremiah Rivers scored 14 but committed six of Indiana’s 21 turnovers. The Hoosiers (2-1) had 13 assists.
Indiana went ahead 20-11 with 14:14 to go in the first half. Ole Miss responded with a 14-0 run—Trevor Gaskins scored six of the points—to go up 25-20 about 5 minutes later. The Rebels, who held a 43-32 rebounding edge, never relinquished the lead.