In one of the best NET games ever, Ole Miss couldn’t overcome a second-half deficit, losing at home to Alabama on Sunday, 63-58. Despite holding Alabama (14-4, 3-2 SEC) to five passes, his fewest in a game this season, Ole Miss (16-3, 5-1 SEC) connected a 4th quarter comeback. I couldn’t beat them together. tide.
Destiny Salary led the Rebels with a career-high 16 points after a perfect 3-3 from across the arc. Madison Scott posted his double-digit scoring streak in his nine-game streak, tallying 11 points and his 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the year. Angel Baker also posted his double-digit scoring streak, scoring 12 points.
With Maia Taylor in early foul trouble, Salary stepped up with a triple to start a 6–0 scoring run that kept Alabama out of the basket for over four minutes in the first frame. The Rebels were able to limit the Crimson Tide from deep inside, holding them to just three first field goals to lead 17–9 at first. The pay didn’t cool off as the Juniors paced the Rebels in the second quarter on a pace that matched a season-high 12 points.
A 7-0 run from Alabama cut Ole Miss’s lead to 4 at 22-18. A shooting slump ensued for the Rebels and the Crimson Tide were able to tie things up at all 25. It was Scott who responded with the first bucket of the game, with Ole Miss heading for a 27-25 lead going into halftime. is ready. Starting the second half with an 11–0 win against Alabama, Ole Miss faced his biggest deficit of the day by five points. Baker and Scott fought to keep the Rebels within range, but trailed 40–35 with ten minutes remaining.
The Rebels struggled to come out of yet another scoring drought when Alabama began to find footing from the 3rd. Ole Miss proved it wasn’t over yet, scoring back-to-back buckets from Baker and Singleton to cut the Crimson Tide’s lead to 6 at 50-46 with less than 4 minutes remaining for him. Another paycheck shot from across the arc brought the game within 3 with less than 2 minutes left to go down 52-49.
However, the Rebels did not have enough gas left in their tanks to overcome Alabama and were ultimately defeated 63–58. Ole Miss returns to Plains next Sunday (January 22nd) to face Auburn. The 4 p.m. CT tip against the Tigers is set to air nationally on the SEC network.
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