Shuler scores 22; Ole Miss beats Mississippi State 64-46

NCAA

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP)Devontae Shuler scored 22 points and Mississippi pulled away midway through the second half and beat Mississippi State 64-46 on Tuesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Ole Miss (7-6, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) has won 11 of the last 15 matchups including an 83-58 win at home last season. The teams entered having alternated wins in the last six games.

Shuler finished 8-of-13 shooting with three 3-pointers and three of the Rebels’ 10 steals. Jarkel Joiner added 12 points for Ole Miss (7-6, 2-4 Southeastern Conference).

D.J. Stewart Jr. scored 18 points for Mississippi State (9-5, 4-2 Southeastern Conference), which has lost two of its last three. Deivon Smith added 10 points.

Ole Miss took the lead for good midway through the first half and led 29-21 at the break. The Bulldogs pulled to 42-38 with 12:07 to play. The Rebels answered with an 18-4 run, capped by Shuler’s jumper, and led 60-42 with about three minutes left.

The Bulldogs shot 18 of 52 (35%) overall that included 10 missed 3-pointers and 12 turnovers.

Ole Miss hosts Texas A&M on Saturday. Mississippi State plays at No. 18 Alabama on Saturday.

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