Zach Graham scored a career-high 22 points and Nick Williams added 21 as host Mississippi cruised to a 77-61 victory over Murray State on Wednesday night.
Graham made six of 11 shots from the field, including three of four from three-point range.
Williams, a transfer from Indiana playing just his second game with the Rebels, made seven of 10 from the field.
Ole Miss (2-0) made 22 of 23 free throws (95.7 percent) and led by as many as 23 late in the second half.
Murray State (1-1), led by Isaiah Canaan's 15 points, shot just 30.2 percent from the field (16-for-53).
No. 24 Tennessee 60, Missouri St. 56: Playing in place of an injured Melvin Goins, Trae Golden hit a pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds left, and the host Vols (3-0) held off the Bears in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Tennessee plays Virginia Commonwealth in the semifinals in New York on Nov. 24.
No. 14 Purdue 103, Alcorn State 48: E'Twaun Moore had 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds to carry the host Boilermakers (2-0) past the Braves (0-3).
The 55-point win was Purdue's largest margin of victory since 1983, when the Boilermakers beat Tampa 106-50. The point total was the highest since 1998, when Purdue defeated Ohio State 107-75.
No. 19 Memphis 94, Northwestern St. 79: Wesley Witherspoon had 24 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, while Will Barton added 22 points and sparked a second-half rally to help the hosts (3-0) pull away from the Demons (1-2).
Arkansas: Coach John Pelphrey says forward Michael Sanchez will be out of action for about six weeks after suffering a foot injury, which he suffered during practice Tuesday.
Vanderbilt: Coach Kevin Stallings has added three signees to the freshman class of 2011-12: Kedren Johnson, 6-foot-4, from Lewisburg, Tenn., was rated a top 20 point guard nationally, was one of the state's Mr. Basketball winners and led his team to a state semifinal berth as a junior; Shelby Moats is a 6-8, 225-pound player from Waconia, Minn.; and Dai-Jon Parker is considered a top-15 shooting guard who led Milton High in Georgia to the 2010 Class 5A title.
No. 7 Ohio St. 59, LSU 55: Tayler Hill scored 15 points, including a basket that broke a tie in the final minute, and the visiting Buckeyes (3-0) used a fake timeout to steal a three-point play to beat the Tigers (0-2).
As Ohio State Coach Jim Foster faked calling a timeout, LSU's players began to go to their bench, but the ball was still live, and Alison Jackson made an uncontested layup.
Moreover, LSU's LaSondra Barrett came on to the court as a substitute. The Lady Tigers were whistled for a technical foul for having six players on the floor. Hill made one of two foul shots.
No. 10 West Virginia 69, Duquesne 58: Madina Ali scored a career-high 19 points, Liz Repella added 18 in the Mountaineers' (2-0) home triumph over the Dukes (1-1)
No. 14 North Carolina 76, Robert Morris 47: Italee Lucas scored 16 points and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 13 and a career-high 14 rebounds to lead the Tar Heels (2-0) past visiting Robert Morris (0-2).
Evansville 60, Murray St. 54: Junior Kayla Lowe turned in her first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the visiting Racers (2-1) fell to the Purple Aces (2-0).