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LSU hoops beat Ole Miss 75-71 in Oxford

2 years 4 days 9 hours ago January 15, 2015 Jan 15, 2015 Thursday, January 15 2015 January 15, 2015 6:01 AM in LSU Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Cauble

OXFORD - Keith Hornsby scored 23 points, Jarell Martin added 18 points and 14 rebounds and LSU beat Mississippi 75-71 on Wednesday night.

LSU (13-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) dominated in the paint with its talented frontcourt of Jordan Mickey and Martin. Mickey finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The Tigers' guard play wasn't bad either. Hornsby nailed five 3-pointers and Josh Gray finished with 14 points and 10 assists.

LSU broke a three-game losing streak against the Rebels. It's the first time the Tigers have won in Oxford since 2009.

Ole Miss (10-6, 1-2) led for a big chunk of the first half, but couldn't overcome a bad shooting night by its starting guards. Leading scorer Stefan Moody made just 5 of 18 attempts from the field to finish with 14 points.

M.J. Rhett led Ole Miss with 15 points.

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