Mathis and Pryor combine for 31 in UNO defeat at Ole Miss

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DeArica Pryor

OXFORD, Miss. – The New Orleans Privateers got out to a fast start but two big first half runs sealed their fate in a 92-47 loss to the Ole Miss Rebels on Wednesday at the Sandy and John Black Pavilion.

Jomyra Mathis went 9-of-12 from the free throw line and poured in 17 points along with five rebounds and three assists. DeArica Pryor also went for 14 points and was 7-of-8 from the charity stripe. Zanaa Cordis co-led the team in rebounds with five.

On Kids’ Day in Oxford, it was the Privateers who were the loudest out of the gate. A Pryor layup had the Privateers ahead 14-11 at the 4:35 mark of the first quarter. That’s when Ole Miss hit their first big run.

A 15-2 spurt over the next three minutes put the Rebels ahead 26-16. Ole Miss carried a nine-point lead out of the first quarter.

The second quarter started fairly evenly and Ole Miss was ahead 38-25 with just over five minutes left. The Rebels took over for the remainder of the half as they outscored New Orleans 17-4 for the remainder of the quarter. Ole Miss shot 50 percent for the first half and pulled down 30 total rebounds (14 offensive).

Ole Miss continued their hot shooting ways into the second half and ultimately hit 48.4 percent of their shots. The Privateers did hold the Rebels without an offensive rebound in the second half and out-rebounded the Rebels in total 20-17 in the second half.

The Privateers will continue their run against the SEC when they take on Auburn on Dec. 12. Tip is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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