Ole Miss beats UALR 84-70

The result was a disappointment, but the effort wasn't disappointing.
UALR just couldn't match up with the three-point shooting of Ole Miss as the Trojans lost for the first time at the Jack Stephens Center this season. Ole Miss made 11 of 22 three-pointers and won 84-70 before 4,149.
UALR made 4 of 17 three-point attempts with three of those four coming in the second half after the game was no longer in doubt.
Ole Miss jumped out to a 14-0 lead as UALR tried to get the ball inside. The Trojans couldn't score and couldn't draw any fouls early. Ole Miss seemingly couldn't miss as the Rebels built a 17-point first-half lead.
As UALR has done several times this season, the Trojans stormed back late in the half. The lead was at 39-36 after a jump shot by senior Derrick Bails. But with the Stephens Center crowd on its feet, Ole Miss' Terrance Henry buried a three-pointer to give the Rebels a 42-36 halftime lead.
UALR opened the second half in a zone and got a quick steal with senior Alex Garcia-Mendoza getting fouled as he scored to cut the lead to 42-38. But Garcia-Mendoza missed the free throw and Chris Warren and Zach Graham hit back-to-back long-range jumpers to push the lead to 47-38.
UALR didn't hit its second three-pointer of the game until junior D'Andre Williams' shot made it 67-54 with seven minutes remaining. Senior Matt Mouzy made the other two with less than two minutes remaining.
Warren's 18 points led Ole Miss.
Mouzy's 13 points led UALR, which didn't help its cause by making only 16 of 26 free throws.
UALR played without senior forward Montrell Thornton, who was suspended and in street clothes on the bench. UALR also announced earlier in the day that freshman guard Reggie Sonnier had quit the team.