Rebels move to 4-0 with win over Seattle

Published 9:16 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2019

OXFORD, Miss. – KJ Buffen and Breein Tyree scored 13 and 10 points,
respectively as Ole Miss was never seriously threatened Tuesday as the Rebels defeated
Seattle 65-52.

Ole Miss (4-0) led 30-17 at halftime and by as many as 28 points, the
final time on a jumper by Luis Rodriguez, for a 52-24 lead with 11:09 left. Buffen had a
game-high eight rebounds, while Tyree added a game-high six assists.

Terrell Brown scored 17 points for Seattle (2-4), 10 in the second half,
but the Redhawks struggled offensively, shooting 16 of 56 (28 percent) from the
field and 4 of 17 (24%) from 3-point range. Ole Miss out rebounded the Redhawks 39-31.

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Ole Miss shot 21 of 49 (43%) from the field, including a 1 for 10 stretch
in the final four minutes after the issue had been decided. The Rebels finished 4
of 17 (24%) from the 3-point line and a season-best 19 of 22 (86%) from the free throw line.

Seattle: The Redhawks managed only two field goals, 2 of 18 shooting,
during a 12-minute stretch in the first half that settled the issue.
Physically, Jim Hayford’s club did not appear over matched and has a solid
inside-outside combination with 6-9 Myles Carter and Brown, the offensive
leader in every statistical category.

Ole Miss: The Rebels have put together decisive scoring spurts in each of
the four season-opening wins at home. This time it was a 21-5 run, highlighted by
Tyree and reserve freshman guard Austin Crowley, that built an insurmountable 30-14
lead. Ole Miss has been impressive in racing to a 4-0 start, but the non-conference schedule increases in difficulty immediately with three consecutive road games.

Ole Miss: Visits No. 16 Memphis on Saturday.

Seattle: The Redhawks face Bucknell in the NIT Season Tip-Off on in
Orlando, Fla. on Monday.