Despite building nearly a 20-point lead early in the game, the Ole Miss Rebels’ had to rely on some key free-throw shooting and a salty defensive effort coming down the stretch to pull off a 64-61 overtime win against the Miami Hurricanes Friday at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
Coming into the game the Rebels (5-1 overall) ranked last in the SEC in free-throw percentage (.570), but they were able to go 8-for-10 from the stripe to outscore the Hurricanes 10-7 in the extended period.
Rebels’ freshman guard Jarvis Summers scored all five of his points in overtime from the line, including hitting a pair of free throws with 20 seconds left to give the Rebels the 64-61 lead.
On the ensuing possession up the floor, Ole Miss sophomore guard Dundrecous Nelson blocked a layup attempt from the ‘Canes Durand Scott, which lead to a missed 3-point attempt by Malcolm Grant as time expired. (November 28, 2011, Page 3B)