Ole Miss

Texas overtakes Ole Miss

Texas center Mohamed Bamba, right, defends against Ole Miss center Dominik Olejniczak.
Texas center Mohamed Bamba, right, defends against Ole Miss center Dominik Olejniczak. Associated Press

Texas defeated Ole Miss 85-72 on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

The Rebels (11-10) were led by Deandre Burnett’s 21 points. Dominik Olejniczak added 16.

Ole Miss (11-10) lost to Texas for just the second time in seven all-time meetings and first encounter since 1937.

Mohamed Bamba paced Texas (14-7) with 25 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks.

After the teams traded leads over the first seven minutes of the game, the Longhorns went on a 9-0 run to earn a 10-point advantage. UT took a 45-36 edge into halftime.

The Rebels pulled within six points twice early in the second half but could get no closer. With just more than 14 minutes left in the game, Texas began a 7-0 run to go ahead 60-45. UT led by as much as 18.

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