- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 26, 2008

OXFORD, MISS. (AP) - David Huertas scored 24 points to lead Mississippi in a 78-46 rout of Central Florida on Wednesday night.

The Rebels (4-1) led 27-26 at halftime, then went on a 34-9 run to start the second half.

UCF (2-2) had started the game with a 16-4 spurt, then fell victim to the same poor shooting that plagued Ole Miss in the first half.

While the Rebels made only of 8 of 29 shots in the first half (27.6 percent), UCF made 11 of 31 (35.5 percent).

In the second half, Ole Miss improved to 64.3 percent on 18-of-28 shooting while the Knights still struggled. UCF made only 8 of 31 shots for 25.8 percent to finish the game shooting 30.6 percent.

Chris Warren added 10 points for the Rebels, while DeAundre Cranston chipped in eight points and 12 rebounds.

Jermaine Taylor was UCF’s only scorer in double figures with 16 points.

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