OXFORD, Miss. (AP) There were no fireworks, no drama and that was exactly what Kermit Davis wanted in his Mississippi head coaching debut Saturday as the Rebels defeated Western Michigan 90-64.
"I'm really pleased. Really pleased. We played with energy, shared the ball and got on them defensively," Davis said. "We got off to a good start and took a well-coached team out of what they wanted to do."
Terence Davis scored 17 points to lead four in double figures for the Rebels (1-0), who led 43-22 at halftime and by as many as 29 points in the second half. Breein Tyree, Devontae Shuler and D.C. Davis scored 14, 13 and 12 points, respectively.