NIT upset loss to Ole Miss closes out SU hoops season

Published Mar 19, 2017 at 12:00pm

SYRACUSE (AP) — Terence Davis made 6 of 7 3-pointers and scored 30 points to lead fifth-seeded Mississippi to an 85-80 upset of No. 1 Syracuse in the NIT on Saturday at the Carrier Dome.

Ole Miss (22-13) advanced to a quarterfinal game at home Tuesday against Georgia Tech, who defeated Belmont 71-57.

Deandre Burnett, who added 19 points and nine assists, hit the go-ahead 3-pointer for Mississippi with 3:26 left after Syracuse’s Andrew White III made a 3 to tie it 74-all.

Burnett was 5 for 9 on 3s, and the Rebels were 15 of 33 from beyond the arc against Syracuse’s zone defense.

Cullen Neal had 15 points for the visiting Rebels and Sebastian Saiz had 10 points to go with 12 rebounds for his 22nd double-double of the season.

White and Taurean Thompson led Syracuse (19-15) with 18 points apiece. Tyus Battle added 17 points and Tyler Lydon had 15 points and 14 rebounds.