Graham helps Mississippi beat Saint Louis

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CANCUN, Mexico (AP)—Zach Graham scored 19 points and Mississippi beat Saint Louis 69-61 on Friday to finish third in the Cancun Governor’s Cup.

The Billikens (5-7) were without coach Rick Majerus, who missed the game because of an illness. Assistant Porter Moser ran the team with Majerus out.

Dundrecous Nelson had 16 points, Chris Warren added 15 and the Rebels (9-3) outrebounded Saint Louis 42-23. Graham made 11 of 12 free throws and Ole Miss was 25 for 29 overall.

Kyle Cassity made five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points for the Billikens. Brian Conklin scored 19 points, and Jordair Jett had 12.

According to the school, the 62-year-old Majerus started feeling ill earlier Friday. The symptoms weren’t severe, but he decided to stay away from the sideline as a precaution.

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 Mississippi
Zach Graham Zach Graham
3-9,  19 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Saint Louis
Kyle Cassity Kyle Cassity
8-13,  21 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists

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