Ole Miss & Hampton Advance in NCAA Tournament
Mississippi and Hampton each won First Four games in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Tuesday night. The Rebels and the Pirates advanced to first-round games on Thursday.
Ole Miss 94, BYU 90
Stefan Moody scored 26 points and Mississippi rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit to beat BYU, 94-90, in a First Four game of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday night.
With the win, 11th-seeded Ole Miss advanced to Jacksonville, Fla., to play Xavier on Thursday afternoon in the West Region. The Rebels (21-12) trailed until halfway through the second half when Moody ignited a 15-2 rally.
Senior guard Tyler Haws scored 33 points to lead BYU (25-10), which squandered a 49-32 halftime advantage and saw its season end.
Hampton 74, Manhattan 64
Quinton Chievous tallied 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Hampton University past Manhattan College, 74-64, in a First Four game of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday night.
With the victory, the 16th-seeded Pirates (17-17) advanced to face undefeated, top-ranked Kentucky in first-round play of the tournament’s Midwest Region in Louisville on Thursday.
Hampton led 38-31 at halftime and kept the Jaspers (19-14) down in the second half. Guard Reginald Johnson added 15 points for the Pirates. His two late steals helped clinch the win.
Shane Richards scored 17 points to pace Manhattan.