ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands - Going up against its best opponent thus far in the season, Mississippi knew it would have to control the transition game and shoot well. The Rebels weren't even close.
Senior forward Jae Crowder scored a team-high 25 points as No. 21 Marquette ran away with a 96-66 victory over Mississippi in the Paradise Jam semifinals on Sunday.
The Golden Eagles (4-0) will meet Norfolk State, a 66-53 winner over TCU, in the tournament championship today. It will be a rematch of last Monday's game in which Marquette won by 31 points.
Ole Miss (3-1) shot 25 of 78 from the floor and missed all 14 shots from beyond the arc in the first half. The Rebels were led by Terrance Henry, who finished with 19 points while Maurice Aniefiok chipped in with 10.
''Every game, I'm amazed because we have been taking some horrible shots,'' Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy said. ''There were a lot of good looks tonight that would just not go. It ...