Ole Miss forward Tomasz Gielo had a strong performance for the Rebels on Wednesday afternoon against Georgia State.OXFORD – Ole Miss forward Tomasz Gielo found himself in a difficult position last Saturday.The senior had scored just 13 points in his first four games this year after transferring from Liberty, a far cry from the 12 points he averaged last season. He only made two free throws in the Rebels’ season opener and a field goal apiece in their next three games.The struggles led him to visit a high school gym with assistant coach Todd Abernethy on an off day from the Rebels’ time in the Gildan Charleston Classic, putting up shot after shot for about an hour. Gielo just needed to see the ball go through the hoop to shake him from his slump.The extra work paid off. He scored 13 points on Wednesday afternoon to help the Rebels beat Georgia State, 68-59, at the Tad Smith Coliseum. Gielo also scored 15 points Sunday against Seton Hall in his team’s final game of the Charleston Classic.“He can really shoot it,” coach Andy Kennedy said. “Reality is he hasn’t shot it well until the last two games. Confidence is a funny, funny thing.”The consecutive strong showings gave Gielo double digits in scoring in consecutive games for the first time since last Nov. 26 and Dec. 1. The latter game was his last with his former team, just seven games into the season, after he suffered a stress fracture in his right foot.Gielo helped the Rebels (4-2) get out to a fast start, scoring 11 points in the first half. He was efficient during that stretch, draining 3-of-4 field goals, including both attempts from 3-point range. He was also perfect at the free-throw line, making all three shots.However, Gielo struggled with fouls throughout the second half. He picked up his third with 14:46 left in the game and his fourth with 12:57 to go, sending him to the bench for about 7 minutes. Once he returned, he committed his fifth foul within 36 seconds.“That’s something I need to work on,” Gielo said.Georgia State (2-1) trimmed its deficit to two points, 58-56, with 2:18 remaining, but guard Stefan Moody and some strong defense allowed the Rebels to hold on.Guard Rasheed Brooks’ field goal with 1:22 remaining broke an 0-for-4 stretch from the field by the Rebels. His shot, combined with two free throws and a dunk by Moody, gave the Rebels a 6-0 run over 1:02 to extend their lead to eight points, 64-56, with 54 seconds remaining.The Panthers only made 2 of their last 9 field goals.Moody finished with a team-high 21 points on -of-13 shooting. He also went 7 of 8 from the free-throw line and had five assists and five rebounds.His production kept the Rebels from missing Gielo, who was on pace for a career night but still has his two best games with his new team and some new-found confidence, down the stretch.“It wasn’t about shooting in that gym in Charleston, but it was about getting the ball to go through the net, get your confidence up,” Gielo said. “It definitely helped me. I went through a little bit of a shooting slump, but I’m back, and it definitely feels good.”Injury update: Forward Anthony Perez suffered a cut to the back of his head after making a layup in the second half. Athletic trainers tended to him for a few moments before walking him off the court. Kennedy said Perez would go through concussion protocol.Kennedy also added guard J.T. Escobar was limited because of back spasms.Contact Daniel Paulling at [email protected] Follow @DanielPaulling on Twitter.