College Basketball Roundup: Woolbright leads WCU to win

NC State lost at Ole Miss

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Vonterius Woolbright had 22 points, 16 rebounds and five assists in Western Carolina’s 69-65 win against Tennessee Tech on Tuesday night.

Russell Jones added 14 points for the Catamounts (6-0). DJ Campbell finished with 12 points.

Jayvis Harvey led the way for the Golden Eagles (2-5) with 17 points. Daniel Egbuniwe added 13 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for Tennessee Tech. David Early had 15 points and Josiah Davis finished with 14.

Ole Miss 72, NC State 52

OXFORD, Miss. — Jaemyn Brakefield scored a career-high 25 points and unbeaten Mississippi cruised to a 72-52 victory over NC State in the ACC/SEC Challenge on Tuesday night.

Brakefield made 8 of 12 shots with two 3-pointers and all nine of his free throws for the Rebels (6-0). Allen Flanigan finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Matthew Murrell and Jaylen Murray both scored 12 with Murray adding four assists.

Brakefield sank two 3-pointers and scored 13 points to lead Mississippi to a 35-27 lead at halftime. Ben Middlebrooks came off the bench to score 10 for the Wolfpack (4-2) before the intermission. Brakefield had a layup to open the second half, Murrell followed with a 3-pointer and the Rebels pushed their lead to double digits and stayed there.

Middlebrooks finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds for his first career double-double to lead NC State. Casey Morsell scored 12.

It was the first time the two programs squared off in the regular season. They played each other in 1928 and 1929 in the Southern Conference Tournament. Ole Miss won the first matchup, but the Wolfpack beat the Rebels the next season 34-32 and then beat Duke for their first conference championship. NC State beat Ole Miss 77-54 in a 2000 NIT semifinal.

NC State travels to play Boston College on Saturday in an early ACC matchup.