Oregon Ducks vs. Ole Miss Rebels Live Blog: Instant Reaction and Analysis

Nick WigginsCorrespondent IIIDecember 8, 2013

Dec 1, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Cal Poly Mustangs forward Zach Gordon (44) and Oregon Ducks guard Nicholas Lucenti (4) reach for a loose ball while  forward Brian Crow (35) and guard Theo Friedman (11) watch at Matthew Knight Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
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The Oregon Ducks are now 8-0 and off to their best start since the 2006 season, when they started 13-0. The Ducks needed overtime but finished off the Rebels 115-105. This was the first true road game for the Ducks this season. 

Marshall Henderson lead the Rebels with a career-high 39 points but it wasn't enough and the Rebels have dropped their second straight. Ole Miss was an incredible 62-2 against non-conference opponents at home under coach Andy Kennedy. Henderson scored 13 in the first half to lead the Rebels to a one point advantage.

Oregon had lost four of its last six road games against unranked opponents. Mike Moser heated up late for the Ducks who dominated the overtime period.

The 13th-ranked Ducks usually defend the three-point line as well as any team in the country, holding opponents to 26 percent from beyond the arc. They struggled defensively today and allowed the Rebels to shoot 43 percent from beyond the arc which included 15 made three-pointers.

The Ducks rose to the occasion late and put the pedal to the floor in the overtime period. Ole Miss played well but in the end the Ducks showed why they are undefeated and ranked 13th nationally.

This was one of the most exciting games of the season thus far. The game really had a March Madness feel to it. All instant reactions and analysis are available below following a 115-105 Ducks win in overtime. 

All stats courtesy of ESPN.com.