Mississippi beats Coastal Carolina 90-72

Mississippi beats Coastal Carolina 90-72
November 13, 2012, 10:07 pm
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Mississippi's Marshall Henderson (22) shoots against Coastal Carolina's Anthony Raffa (2) during their NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Oxford, Miss. (AP Photo/The Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman)


OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Marshall Henderson scored 27 points, Murphy Holloway added 15 and Mississippi pulled away in the second half to beat Coastal Carolina 90-72 on Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-2 Henderson was hot from the start, knocking down three early 3-pointers to keep the Rebels close in the first half. Coastal Carolina took a 39-36 halftime lead.

But the Chanticleers couldn't keep the momentum, giving up a 21-8 run to the Rebels early in the second half. Henderson was right in the middle of it, and his back-to-back 3-pointers minutes later put the Rebels (2-0) up 71-53.

Holloway notched his 27th career double-double, leading the Rebels with 12 rebounds. Nick Williams added 11 points.

Anthony Raffa led Coastal Carolina (1-1) with 20 points. Michael Enanga added 10 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.