Henry, Williams leads Mississippi pasts LSU 72-48

By David Brandt

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Feb. 25 2012 2:05 p.m. MST

LSU's Johnny O'Bryant III (2) and Mississippi's Terrance Henry (1) fight for the ball during their NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.

Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman, Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. — Terrance Henry scored 21 points, Nick Williams added 18 and Mississippi snapped a three-game losing by beating LSU 72-48 on Saturday.

Henry, a 6-foot-9 senior, became the 33rd player in Ole Miss history to score 1,000 career points. He had one of his better games of the season against the Tigers, making 7 of 12 shots from the field.

Ole Miss (16-12, 6-8 Southeastern Conference) never trailed, leading 34-24 at halftime before pulling away in the second half.

It was a crushing loss for LSU (17-11, 7-7), which had played its way into the NCAA Tournament conversation with a four-game winning streak. But the Tigers had a terrible offensive game, shooting just 31 percent (18 of 58) from the field.

Storm Warren led LSU with 13 points.

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