Led by Chris Warren’s 24 points, the Ole Miss men’s basketball team cruised to a 100-62 victory over the Alcorn State Braves at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
With Warren’s offensive effort, the senior moved into seventh place on Ole Miss’ all-time scoring list, passing Joe Gibbon‘s 1,601 points.
Warren also moved into fifth on Ole Miss’ all-time assists list with six helpers, passing Henry Jackson‘s 378.
Following the game, Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy said these are the types of games that worry him because of the time between games. Obviously his team eased his worries early with the 49-30 halftime lead.
TEAM EFFORT: All nine Rebels that saw playing time scored. In addition to Warren’s game-high, Zach Graham had 18 points, Dundrecous Nelson had 17 points and Demarco Cox recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Marquiz Baker led the Braves (0-10 overall) with 18 points.
SEARCY SIGHTING: Former Oxford High standout and Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year Keith Searcy saw a limited role for the Braves, scoring two points in nine minutes.
With the win Ole miss improved to 10-3 on the season, and 32-0 all-time against SWAC opponents.
BUCKNER OUT: Ole Miss sophomore forward Reginald Buckner did not play for Ole Miss with what Kennedy called knee pain.
Asked how long Buckner might be out, Kennedy replied, “your guess is as good as mine,” adding that he hasn’t practiced since the team returned from the tournament in Cancun on the 28th.
NEXT UP: Ole Miss will return to the hardwood on Sunday, hosting Southeastern Louisiana at 6 p.m. and will be televised on CSS. (December 30, 2010)