Ole Miss puts perfect record on line vs. Temple

Ole Miss won four straight home games to start the season.The Rebels will get their first test away from home when they visit Temple (3-1) on Wednesday afternoon in Philadelphia.”All four of our games have been games that tested our composure and poise down the stretch,” Ole Miss coach Chris Beard said.The Rebels defeated Alabama State by 10 points on Nov. 6 and Eastern Washington by 11 four days later after pulling away in the final minutes. But in the last two games, they beat Detroit Mercy 70-69 on Nov. 14 and Sam Houston 70-67 three days later.Ole Miss seized a two-point lead against Sam Houston on Jaylen Murray’s 3-pointer with 1:05 left. They added a free throw to account for the final score.”On a night where some teams might have folded I think we actually played our best late in the game so that was promising,” Beard said. “We obviously have a ways to go as a basketball team, but we’ll get there.”The Owls already have played two games on opponents’ home courts, although one was against cross-town rival Drexel. They followed those two games with a home loss to Columbia 78-73 on Saturday.