DeJon Jarreau - UMass Lowell (2016_
Thom Kendall - UMass Athletics
88
Massachusetts UMASS 1-1
90
Ole Miss OM 2-0
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 F
Massachusetts UMASS 48 40 88
Ole Miss OM 40 50 90

Game Recap: Men's Basketball |

Late Run Seals UMass Basketball Loss at Ole Miss

Jarreau’s 25 points, Lewis’ 20 not enough as Rebels take 90-88 game in final seconds

OXFORD, Miss. - University of Massachusetts freshman guard DeJon Jarreau scored 25 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished six assists and Zach Lewis poured in 20 points, but Ole Miss converted on a tip-in play with 3.3 seconds left for a 90-88 victory at the Pavilion at Ole Miss on Monday evening. Luwane Pipkins added 14 points and four steals while Donte Clark scored 13 in the loss.

The Rebels ended the game with the final 11 points to come back from an 88-79 deficit with three minutes, 49 seconds to go in the second half. Sebastian Saiz finished with a double-double on 22 points and 19 rebounds while Neal Cullen added 21 points for the Rebels.

With the game knotted at 88-all, Burnett missed a driving layup and Siaz collected the loose ball at the cylinder and deposited it through the hoop with 3.3 seconds to play. It cemented a series for Ole Miss where the Rebels  hit three of their final four field goals and made 5-of-6 at the foul line to complete the comeback.

The Minutemen started slowly against the Rebels and trailed by 10 points with six minutes, 32 seconds remaining in the opening half. However, the Maroon and White shook off the slow start and closed the frame on a 24-6 run for a 48-40 advantage at the half.

Jarreau and Lewis were critical to the first half turnaround as the guard tandem poured in 34 points – 18 for Lewis and 16 from Jarreau – during the stanza.  

Ole Miss responded immediately after the break and pulled ahead 52-51 on a Saiz jumper at the 17:47 mark of the second. The game remained a two-possession affair until Clark connected on two field goal attempts, sandwiched around a C.J. Anderson transition layup. The six-point series extended the advantage to 86-77 with 4:33 to play.

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