VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Betting Tools

Ole Miss drops UF 78-72 with inside game

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Deandre Burnett had beaten Florida before in his college career, but each time after is just as sweet to him.


Bruce Stevens scored 22 points, Burnett added 20, and Mississippi held off Florida for a 78-72 win on Saturday afternoon.

Burnett - a transfer from the University of Miami - added six assists and two rebounds. It was his first game back after sitting out against No. 22 Auburn last Tuesday after a bout with the flu.

''It's very big being from Florida and beating a team like Florida,'' Burnett said. ''I felt great. The win helped me pushed through. My teammates behind me and us staying together just got us a real gutsy win down the stretch.''

The Rebels (10-7, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) used success in the paint and on the boards to hand the Gators their first conference loss of the season.

Ole Miss shot 41 percent from the floor, including 15 of 25 in the second half, outscored the Gators 32-22 in the paint, and outrebounded them 44-35. After shooting 30 percent in the first half, the Rebels doubled it with a 60 percent effort in the second.

''I think our ball movement was a little bit better,'' Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said. ''We were still trying to go through Bruce (Stevens) because Bruce had 10 or 12 (points) at the half. We were trying to make a concerted effort of throwing it close and don't settle. In the second half, quite frankly, we just made more shots.''

Burnett scored 15 of his points in the second half, shooting 4 of 4 from the field, including 2 of 2 from 3-point range.

Keith Stone scored 23 points on 4-of-10 shooting from the floor and 13-of-18 from the free-throw line for Florida (12-5, 4-1). Jalen Hudson and Egor Koulechov scored 11 points apiece, with Koulechov grabbing 11 rebounds.

''Both teams battled. I thought Ole Miss battled a little harder,'' Florida coach Michael White said. ''They won the majority of the 50-50 balls in my opinion, especially in the second half. They wanted it a little more.''

It is the first time the Rebels have beaten Florida since White - a former Ole Miss player - took over, replacing Billy Donavan in 2015.


Florida: Coming off their first conference loss of the season, the Gators control their own destiny sitting atop the SEC standings. Next week will be a key stretch.

Mississippi: After blowing at 10-point halftime lead at No. 22 Auburn, Saturday's win was much-needed for the Rebels' postseason chances.


With the game tied at 60, the Gators went 2 of 13 in the final 7:49 of the game while Ole Miss went 4 of 6 during that same stretch.


Florida: The Gators return home to host Arkansas on Wednesday before traveling to play No. 21 Kentucky next Saturday.

Mississippi: The Rebels begin a two-game road trip on Tuesday, playing at Texas A&M on Tuesday and traveling to Arkansas next Saturday.

Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express
written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.

· News: 2019 Final Four Props
· Krzyzewsi, Duke reload with freshman
· UFC, Taylor picked to win AAC awards
· Texas G out with toe injury after leukemia
· Boeheim ready for year 43 at Syracuse
· UConn opens season with First Night
· Arizona, Illinois agree to hoops series
· K-State looks toward 2018-19 season
· Minnesota AD Coyle extended to 2024
Why Buy Picks From
NCAA BK College Basketball Expert Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAA BK College Basketball Expert Sports Picks
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 6267
Antony Dinero + 2956
Kyle Hunter + 2411
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last 7 Days  
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Marc Lawrence 58 %
Joe Nelson 57 %
Bruce Marshall 57 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 2773
Jimmy Boyd + 1758
Micah Roberts + 1439
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 5769
Micah Roberts + 3736
Kyle Hunter + 3448
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 3822
Antony Dinero + 3380
Bill Marzano + 1479
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership