Mississippi beats Mississippi State 93-75

Mississippi beats Mississippi State 93-75
February 6, 2013, 11:24 pm
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Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson (22) dribbles past Mississippi State guard Jalen Steele (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)


OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Marshall Henderson scored 31 points, Murphy Holloway added 24 and Mississippi cruised to a 93-75 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday night.

Mississippi State scored the game's first basket, but then Ole Miss (18-4, 7-2 Southeastern Conference) reeled off 19 straight points and was never seriously challenged the rest of the evening.

The win snapped a two-game skid for the Rebels. Henderson scored just five points in the first half but hit five 3-pointers in the second half to help Ole Miss stay far out of Mississippi State's reach. Holloway shot 9 of 12 from the field and also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

The Rebels shot 30 of 59 (51 percent) from the field.

Mississippi State (7-14, 2-7) has lost seven straight. Craig Sword led the Bulldogs with 17 points.