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Second-half surge propels Ole Miss past Mizzou 85-76

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Stefan Moody scored 29 points and ignited a decisive 10-0 run midway through the second half Tuesday night as Mississippi defeated Missouri 85-76.

Ole Miss (18-10, 8-7 Southeastern Conference) used the 10-0 spurt to build a 64-54 lead with 9:31 remaining. Moody had three baskets and a behind-the-back assist for a Tomasz Gielo layup to highlight the surge.

Sebastian Saiz had 15 points and 14 rebounds and Gielo scored 12 points as Ole Miss won for the third time in four games. Moody added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals. The Rebels led 43-42 at halftime.

Missouri (10-18, 3-12) had four players score in double figures led by Namon Wright with 20 points. Tramaine Isabell scored 17 points with Kevin Puryear and K.J. Walton adding 11 apiece for the Tigers.