The DePaul Blue Demons are hosting the Ole Miss Rebels as they hope to win for the third time in a row, but they're trailing 42-28 at halftime on Tuesday night. The game was close for most of the first half, with a Krys Faber jumper cutting the Rebels' lead to 25-23 at one point. But the Rebels closed out the half on a 17-5 run, and have a sizable lead now going into the second half.
Ole Miss was led in the first half by an impressive performance from forward Murphy Holloway. The junior scored 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting while adding seven rebounds, two steals and an assist, as well. The Rebels shot 61 percent from the field, making up for a brutal 3-for-12 performance from the free throw line.
It's been an abysmal shooting performance by DePaul so far. The Blue Demons are just 7-for-29 (24 percent) from the field so far, but they've taken advantages of their opportunity at the charity stripe by going 12-for-14 there. They're going to need to shoot much better in the second half if they want any chance of making a comeback, though.
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