OXFORD, Miss — Marshall Henderson scored 27 points, Murphy Holloway added 15 and Mississippi pulled away in the second half to beat Coastal Carolina 90-72 on Tuesday night.
The 6-foot-2 Henderson was hot from the start, knocking down three early 3-pointers to keep the Rebels close in the first half. Coastal Carolina took a 39-36 halftime lead.
But the Chanticleers couldn’t keep the momentum, giving up a 21-8 run to the Rebels early in the second half. Henderson was right in the middle of it, and his back-to-back 3-pointers minutes later put the Rebels (2-0) up 71-53.
Holloway notched his 27th career double-double, leading the Rebels with 12 rebounds. Nick Williams added 11 points. Anthony Raffa led Coastal Carolina (1-1) with 20 points. Michael Enanga added 10 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
Men Top 25
• (At) No. 5 Michigan 77, Cleveland State 47 | Tim Hardaway Jr. had 17 points and six rebounds, and Michigan advanced to the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off with a victory over Cleveland State.
It was the third straight victory by at least 30 points for the Wolverines (3-0), who shot 51 percent from the field against a Cleveland State (2-1) team that was coming off an overtime win the day before.
• No. 21 Michigan State 67, No. 7 Kansas 64 | At Atlanta, Keith Appling scored 19 points, including a brilliant drive with 13.5 seconds left, and Michigan State rebounded from a season-opening loss with an upset of Kansas.
The Jayhawks (1-1) led 59-54 with 5 minutes remaining, showing signs of taking control in a game that was tight all the way. But Michigan State (1-1) rebounded behind its brilliant guards.
• (At) No. 23 UConn 67, Vermont 49 | Shabazz Napier scored 13 points and freshman Omar Calhoun added 12 to lead Connecticut to a win over Vermont.
Holy Cross transfer R.J. Evans added 11 points and Tyler Olander had nine points and nine rebounds for UConn (2-0), which was playing its home opener after returning from Germany and an upset win over Michigan State last Friday in the Armed Forces Classic.
• (At) No. 24 Cincinnati 102, MVSU 60 | Sean Kilpatrick scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half and Cheikh Mbodj had four of Cincinnati’s seven blocks, leading the Bearcats to a victory over Mississippi Valley State.
The Bearcats (2-0) took control with a 23-4 run in the first half that featured a pair of 3-pointers by Cashmere Wright. The point guard had all of his 11 points and three assists in the take-control half.
• Delaware 59, (at) Virginia 53 | Devon Saddler had 14 points, including several clutch free throws down the stretch as Delaware defeated Virginia.
With the victory, Delaware advances to the NIT Tip-Off semifinals, which will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City next week.
• (At) Florida Gulf Coast 63, Miami 51 | Sherwood Brown and Eric McKnight scored 14 points apiece as Florida Gulf Coast defeated Miami to post its biggest win in school history.
Before the Eagles’ first men’s sellout, 4,552 fans at Alico Arena, Bernard Thompson added 13 points.
• (At) Mississippi State 78, Florida Atlantic 58 | Roquez Johnson and Fred Thomas combined for 33 points to lead Mississippi State to a win over Florida Atlantic.
Mississippi State (1-1) forced 27 turnovers and shot 49.2 percent (30 of 61) from the field to give Rick Ray his first victory as head coach.
• High Point 86, (at) Appalachian State 64 | John Brown scored 22 points to lead four High Point players in double figures as the hot-shooting Panthers cruised to a win over Appalachian State.
High Point (2-0) shot 64.5 percent in the first half (20 of 31) compared to 33.3 percent (9 of 27) for the Mountaineers (1-1).
• (At) Indiana State 66, Winthrop 55 | Jake Odom and Justin Gant scored in double figures as Indiana State beat Winthrop.
Odom scored 15 points and Gant scored 14. Dawon Cummings had 11 points, including two 3-pointers, and RJ Mahurin added 10. Cummings, Manny Arop and Rhett Smith all had five rebounds.
Women Top 25
• (At) No. 1 Baylor 85, No. 6 Kentucky 51 | Brittney Griner scored 27 points with eight rebounds and Baylor overwhelmed Kentucky.
Odyssey Sims added 18 points and Destiny Williams had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the defending national champion Lady Bears, who have won 42 games in a row. They play fourth-ranked Stanford in Hawaii on Friday.
After unfurling their 2012 national championship banner before the game, the Lady Bears (2-0) went on to build a 46-19 halftime lead against the defending SEC champions who returned four starters.
A’dia Mathies, the reigning SEC player of the year, had 12 points on 3-of-18 shooting for Kentucky (1-1).
Griner missed her first two shots, but the 6-foot-8 All-American then made 11 in a row. She also had five blocked shots and three steals.