Feb. 19, 2005
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Tommie Eddie hit two free throws with 32.7 seconds left to lift Mississippi to a 60-58 victory over Tennessee on Saturday night.
After Eddie's free throws made it 59-58, the Volunteers got the ball back and called time out with 14.3 seconds left. But Dane Bradshaw missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds.
Cavadas Nunnery made it a two-point game with a free throw with less than a second remaining. He missed his second attempt and time expired during the rebound.
Eddie was dominant late in the game, scoring 11 of his 21 points in the final 11 minutes of the second half.
Kendrick Fox added 13 points for Mississippi (13-13, 4-9 Southeastern Conference), which snapped a three-game losing streak and got back to .500 with three games left before the league tournament.
It was a tight game throughout with six ties and 14 lead changes.
Freshman Chris Lofton's 3-pointer with 1:01 remaining gave the Volunteers a 58-57 lead. Eddie was fouled in the paint on the Rebels' ensuing possession, and made both free throws to give Ole Miss the lead for good.
Lofton had 17 points and C.J. Watson added 16 for Tennessee (11-14, 4-8), which has lost three straight and seven of eight.
Andre Patterson had 12 rebounds for the Vols, who outrebounded Ole Miss 36-26.
The Volunteers played without leading scorer Scooter McFadgon, who stayed in Knoxville with an unspecified leg injury. McFadgon, who averages better than 14 points, also has an injured left wrist.
Justin Johnson added 11 points for the Rebels.
Tennessee led 31-23 at halftime.