NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - Breein Tyree made four 3-pointers and scored 24 points, and Mississippi coach Kermit Davis earned a 74-56 win over Middle Tennessee in his first game against his former team Friday night.
Davis went a program-best 332-188 in his 16 seasons with the Blue Raiders, leading them to three NCAA Tournaments and six regular-season or postseason conference titles.
Ole Miss (9-2) has won six straight games while Middle Tennessee (3-9) has lost eight in a row.
Bruce Stevens added 12 points for the Rebels (9-2). Dominik Olejniczak, a 7-foot center from Poland, chipped in 10 points.
Antonio Green led Middle Tennessee (3-9) with 22 points, including five 3-pointers. Reggie Scurry added 13 points and Jayce Johnson had 12. The Blue Raiders hit just 19 of 56 shots from the floor for a 34 percent clip.
Middle Tennessee had won six of the previous seven against Ole Miss.
Ole Miss: The Rebels continued their hot streak, relying on Tyree's outside shooting.
Middle Tennessee: The slumping Blue Raiders hung with the Rebels during most of the first half until their offense faded away under first-year coach Nick McDevitt.
Middle Tennessee: Visits Rhode Island on Dec. 30 in final tune-up for Conference USA play.
Ole Miss: Hosts Florida Gulf Coast on Dec. 29 in final game before Southeastern Conference competition.