Marshall Henderson came off the bench for the first time this season and scored 19 of his game-high 28 points in the first half with a school record-tying eight 3-pointers to lead Ole Miss to an 88-55 victory over Auburn in Tad Smith Coliseum on Saturday. Shaquille Johnson scored a career-high 18 points to lead the Tigers.
Henderson hit his first two 3-pointers to spark Ole Miss to a 15-6 lead just over five minutes into the game. The Tigers used a 6-1 run to get to within 16-12 after an Allen Payne steal and layin with 10:22 left.
The Rebels scored 12 straight points to extend the lead to 28-15 on a Henderson's third trey at 6:14 and Henderson's fourth trey helped extend the lead to 35-18. Henderson's fifth trey of the half put Ole Miss up 44-25 as he finished with 19 first half points. The Rebels led 44-27 at the half.
Ole Miss extended its lead to 60-36 just over 13 minutes to go and coasted from there. The lead grew to 68-38 with 9:40 left and then 84-52 on Henderson's school record tying eighth trey with 3:35 to go.
Auburn fell to 9-18 overall and 3-11 in the SEC while Ole Miss improved to 20-7 and 9-5.
Ole Miss outshot Auburn 54 percent to 39.3 percent from the floor and 13-of-25 (.520) to 3-of-18 (.167) from 3-point range. The Rebels were 21-of-26 from the foul line while the Tigers were 8-of-12.
Auburn plays at Alabama on Tuesday at 6 pm CT on ESPNU.