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Ole Miss holds on to get first SEC win 88-85 over Auburn

Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy.
Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy. Associated Press

Rasheed Brooks hit a straightaway 3-pointer with 39 seconds left, and Deandre Burnett went 4 for 4 from the foul line in the final 30 seconds to help Ole Miss outlast Auburn 88-85 on Saturday.

Terence Davis went 1 for 2 from the foul line to give Ole Miss (10-5, 1-2 SEC) its three-point lead with 12 seconds remaining. Auburn (10-5, 0-3) then took a timeout with 3.9 seconds left before inbounding to T.J. Lang, whose 3-point attempt from the right wing glanced off the front of the rim as time soon expired.

Burnett had 18 points and eight assists, and Davis had 16 points. Auburn’s Jared Harper scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half. Mustapha Heron added 20 points for the Tigers.

Auburn took a 41-33 lead into halftime, shooting 50 percent from the field to Ole Miss’ 42.9 percent and outrebounding the Rebels 19-13.

But Ole Miss began the second half on an 11-3 run, with Davis’ 3-pointer with 16:42 left tying the score at 44.

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