NICEVILLE, FLA. – Junior guard Breein Tyree scored a career-high 28 points, including his team’s last nine points, as ole Miss held off Baylor, 78-70, to vault into the championship of the Emerald Coast Classic.
The Rebels, under first-year coach Kermit Davis, will face Cincinnati in a rematch of the inaugural 2014 Emerald Coast Classic won by Ole Miss.
With Terence Davis, the Rebels’ leading scorer plagued by foul trouble, Tyree took over in the second half, tallying 17 points. He hit a career high 13 of 17 free throws, making seven of 10 in the game’s final 1:18.
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