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LaDarius White

Emotions ran high Saturday afternoon. Andy Kennedy was visibly excited. LaDarius White? Relieved. Aaron Jones couldn't wipe the smile off his face.

Ole Miss survived a near-upset by South Carolina, the Rebels using a 29-10 run over the final 10:53 for a 75-71 win. They improved to 15-6 overall and 6-2 in Southeastern Conference games. Even more, they kept their NCAA tournament hopes alive. "I don't know if I've ever been more excited (in my coaching career) about what I just witnessed for the last seven minutes," Ole Miss head coach... Recommended Stories

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — For about seven minutes, Mississippi played its best basketball of the season.