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Burnett scores 41 as Ole Miss holds off Oral Roberts in OT

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy and the Rebels fell at Arkansas Saturday night.
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy and the Rebels fell at Arkansas Saturday night. Associated Press

Deandre Burnett scored a career-high 41 points, and Mississippi pulled away in overtime to hold off Oral Roberts 95-88 Friday on the opening day of the Paradise Jam tournament.

Terence Davis added 13 points, and Sebastian Saiz and Rasheed Brooks had 11 each for the Rebels (3-0), who had to rally from a five-point deficit in regulation.

Mississippi trailed 79-74 with 1:20 remaining when Burnett scored five unanswered points, capped by a 3-pointer with 33.4 seconds remaining to tie the score.

“It just shows how resilient this team is,” said Burnett, whose previous career best (23 points) was set a week ago against Tennessee-Martin. “It shows we can battle, and be resilient down the stretch. We fix a couple things, and we'll be pretty good.”

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