Ole Miss Upsets No. 10 Mizzou 64-49
OXFORD, Miss. — In their first conference road game as a member of the SEC, the 10th-ranked Missouri Tigers lost 64-49 to the Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday night at Tad Smith Coliseum.
Ole Miss (13-2, 2-0 SEC) jumped out to a 9-0 lead with 13:41 to play in the first half. The Rebels maintained their 10-point cushion for the rest of the half, and led 31-22 at the break.
Missouri (12-3, 1-1 SEC) shot 33% in the first half, and were 1-8 from beyond the arc. The Tigers never led in this contest, and scored a season-low 22 first half points. They were also plagued by 19 turnovers, while Ole Miss finished with 12.
The Rebels caught fire in the second half, and went on a 13-2 run to take a 51-33 lead with 13:21 to play. They led by at least 14 points the rest of the way. Senior forward Murphy Holloway led the Rebels with 22 points, eight rebounds, and four steals.
The Tigers clearly missed the presence of injured senior forward Laurence Bowers. They finished 36% from the field, and were a dreadful 2-18 from three-point range. The Rebels outrebounded the Tigers 33-32.
Sophomore guard Jabari Brown led the Tigers with 13 points and eight rebounds. Senior guard Keion Bell finished with 11 points and seven rebounds, and junior guard Phil Pressey had 10 points and five assists.
Mizzou returns home to take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.