OXFORD, Miss. – Kamar Baldwin scored 31 points and No. 24 Butler remained unbeaten with a 67-58 win over Mississippi on Tuesday night.
Baldwin shot 11 of 16 from the field, including 4 for 5 from 3-point range, to lead the Bulldogs (8-0). He added six rebounds and three assists. Jordan Tucker and Bryce Nze each had eight points for Butler, and Nze grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
Breein Tyree scored 22 points and Khadim Sy added 12 for Ole Miss (5-3).
After trailing 31-22 at halftime and 50-34 midway through the second half, the Rebels pulled to 52-48 on Tyree’s layup with 9:11 left. Butler answered with an 8-3 run, highlighted by six points from Baldwin, and the Rebels never got closer than seven again. The Bulldogs finished 27 of 47 (51%) from the floor, including 8 for 17 (47%) on 3s, and forced 17 turnovers.