Ole Miss Starts Hot, Defeats Limping LSU

Arizona wins at Houston while Clemson tops Florida State in 2OT
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2008 11:34 PM CST
Mississippi's David Huertas, left, dribbles as Louisiana State's Terry Martin (13) defends during a their game in Oxford, Miss., on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Bruce Newman)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Mississippi bounced back from a tough loss at Tennessee Wednesday, and held off feisty LSU 74-71. The Rebels had a 14-point halftime lead and extended that to 22 before an 18-2 run by the Tigers, who played without two starters. Eniel Polynice and Chris Warren each had 15 points for Ole Miss in its first conference win. Elsewhere in the Top 25:

  • Arizona shot 60% and withstood an 11-0 second-half run by the Cougars during an 85-71 win. Jerryd Bayless led the winners with 33 points on a day where Houston honored legendary former coach Guy Lewis.
  • No. 19 Clemson hit two buzzer-beaters and got terrific outside shooting in the second overtime of a 12-point victory over Florida State.