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Ole Miss vs. LSU basketball: Rebels fade late in 90-81 loss

Stefan Moody put on a clinic, but it wasn't enough to overcome the hot-shooting Tigers.

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Ole Miss' road woes continued on Wednesday night as the Rebels fell on the road in Baton Rouge, 90-81. That means that all four of the Basketbears losses this season have come away from the Tad Pad or Pavilion.

With the offense purring and Stefan Moody playing out of his mind, this game was close most of the way. The game was tied inside three minutes to go but LSU closed things out on a 14-5 run. Offense was not the issue for the Rebels, who shot 45.2 percent from the floor and 39 percent from three. The defense wasn't so hot, though. LSU had an even better shooting night: led by Craig Victor (7-of-10 shooting for 18 points) the Tigers shot a 55.6 percent from the floor and 44.4 percent from three. Ben Simmons had a big second half to finish with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists.

Moody had an incredible night, notching 33 points on 10-of-18 from the floor and 6-of-11 from three. His insane range and athleticism was on full display.  Exhibits A, B, and C:

Rasheed Brooks continues to improve and had a career night himself, notching 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and 4-of-9 from three. Sebastian Saiz also added 13 points and 7 rebounds.

Ole Miss returns to The Pavilion on Saturday to welcome Mike White and his Florida Gators.