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Ole Miss Barely MissesTopping Mountaineers in Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Alex Ruoff hit a pair of free throws with

17.7 seconds left to lift West Virginia to an 80-78 win over

Mississippi on Wednesday night.

Ruoff, who finished with 16 points, erased a 78-77 deficit with

the free throws and the Mountaineers (5-1) forced a turnover and a

buzzer-beating miss from 25-feet by Chris Warren.

Da'Sean Butler scored 22 points for the Mountaineers as John

Flowers and Darryl Bryant added 13 and 10 points, respectively.

David Huertas had 23 points for Ole Miss (5-2), whose 25-game

home winning streak against non-conference foes was snapped. Warren

added 18 points, while Terrico White added 13 and Murphy Holloway

had 11 for the Rebels.

Ole Miss took a 49-48 lead with 15:22 left on a 3-point shot by

Huertas, capping a 13-4 run. The Rebels led by as much as 71-66 on

a 3-point shot by Huertas with 4:40 remaining.

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