The SEC's second leading scorer Chris Warren came up with just enough offense to help lead Ole Miss past South Carolina by a score of 66-55. Warren scored 20 points while shooting 3-7 from three-point range. Terrance Henry added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Rebels.
Sam Muldrow carried the Gamecocks both offensively and defensively with 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 blocks. South Carolina could only connect on 30% of their shots from the field in the game.
Ole Miss moves on to face Kentucky on Friday in the second round. The Rebels knocked off Kentucky 71-69 earlier this season in the only regular season meeting between the two clubs. Chris Warren rattled home a three-pointer with just 2.9 seconds to seal the win for Ole Miss. John Calipari's Wildcats will be looking to avenge that earlier loss when these two teams meet again.