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Ole Miss Defeats Syracuse, Advances In NIT
by The Associated Press
Mar 18, 2017 | 606 views | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Terence Davis made 6 of 7 3-pointers and scored 30 points to lead fifth-seeded Mississippi to an 85-80 upset of No. 1 Syracuse in the NIT on Saturday.

Ole Miss (22-13) advanced to a quarterfinal game at home Tuesday against the winner of Sunday's game between Georgia Tech and Belmont.

Deandre Burnett, who added 19 points and nine assists, hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:26 left after Andrew White III made a 3 to tie it 74-all.

Burnett was 5 for 9 on 3s, and the Rebels were 15 of 33 from beyond the arc against Syracuse's zone defense.

Cullen Neal had 15 points for the Rebels and Sebastian Saiz had 10 points to go with 12 rebounds for his 22nd double-double of the season.

White and Taurean Thompson led Syracuse (19-15) with 18 points apiece. Tyus Battle added 17 points and Tyler Lydon had 15 points and 14 rebounds.



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