Brakefield leads Ole Miss scoring contingent past FAU
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Jaemyn Brakefield scored 17 points on 6-for-6 shooting and Ole Miss saw 11 players score in its 80-67 win over Florida Atlantic on Friday night.
Matthew Murrell scored 10 points distributed seven assists and Robert Allen scored 10 off the bench for the Rebels. Ole Miss (2-0) shot 30 for 59 (50.8%) in earning its second double-digit win of the season.
Vladislav Goldin scored 19 points for the Owls (1-1) on 9-for-13 shooting with nine rebounds, Alijah Martin added 16 points and Johnell Davis 10.
Brakefield's 3-pointer with 15:24 before halftime gave Ole Miss an 8-7 lead and it never trailed again. The Rebels extended the lead to 35-20 with 4:07 before halftime before the Owls got within 39-30 at intermission.
Brakefield's layup four minutes into the second half made it 52-37, but with 4:18 left Martin made a layup to get the Owls within 68-62 after an 11-5 spurt. Ole Miss closed the door with a 12-5 run.
The only other time the two teams met was when Ole Miss beat FAU 77-49 on Jan. 16, 1995.
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Updated November 11, 2022