GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Mississippi 80, Missouri 59


(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
By CHRIS BURROWS
Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss.- Jarkel Joiner scored 21 points as Mississippi beat No. 10 Missouri 80-59.

Ole Miss (11-8, 6-6 Southeastern) stretched their win streak to three games, including a win over No.16 Tennessee and the No. 10 Tigers. The surge left the Rebels in the middle of a logjam of the SEC standings, with eight teams within three games of each other.

"Having success gave us confidence," Mississippi coach Kermit Davis said. "We didn't give up baskets in transition and did a good job staying in front of them. You can't let Missouri play downhill."

Devontae Shuler and Luis Rodriguez added 15 points apiece for the Rebels (11-8, 6-6 Southeastern), extended their winning streak to three games that includes wins over No. 16 Tennessee and the No. 10 Tigers.

Ole Miss used a 17-2 run that spanned the final two minutes of the first half and the opening three minutes of the second half to build an insurmountable 51-37 lead. The Rebels led by as many as 22 points midway in the second half as Missouri never seriously threatened again.

"That (17-2 run) was the critical part," Davis said. "It's a coach's cliche but it's true how you finish and how you start. We got out in transition, got our hands on the ball and made some good plays. It was great to see."

Dru Smith led Missouri (13-4, 6-4) with 17 points as the loss snapped a three-game winning streak. Javon Pickett added 10 points as the Tigers struggled at the free throw line, shooting 5 of 15 (33 percent) and were outrebounded 34-19.

"We just didn't have the edge we normally have," Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said. "I don't know where to start. We didn't have it tonight and give those guys credit."

Ole Miss finished 29 of 51 (57 percent) from the field and 8 of 21 (38 percent) from three-point range, including five by Shuler. The Rebels were 14 of 17 from the free throw line (82 percent) and had 21 assists for 29 baskets, including four apiece from KJ Buffen and Robert Allen.

February 10, 2021



Missouri
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Tilmon F 25 2-4 2-6 0-0 1-6 2 1 0 3 3 6
K. Brown F 24 4-6 0-2 1-2 1-3 0 0 0 1 3 9
D. Smith G 33 6-15 0-0 5-9 0-2 3 0 3 1 2 17
M. Smith G 29 1-2 1-3 0-1 0-1 2 0 1 0 4 3
X. Pinson G 24 3-11 0-0 0-5 0-0 2 0 1 4 0 6
J. Pickett   18 4-6 0-0 2-2 0-0 1 1 0 0 1 10
M. Smith   14 1-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 1 1 3
D. Buggs   11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 3 0 0 1 1 0
T. Watson   11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0
P. Braun   10 2-2 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Totals   199 23-47
(.489)
5-15
(.333)
8-19
(.421)
5-19 15 2 6 12 15 59


Ole Miss
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
R. Allen F 28 0-1 5-6 0-1 2-6 4 0 1 1 0 5
R. White F 12 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 0 1 2 4 6
J. Joiner G 36 8-14 4-4 1-4 1-3 3 0 0 2 0 21
D. Shuler G 36 5-12 0-0 5-9 0-2 3 0 1 3 3 15
L. Rodriguez G 30 6-7 2-2 1-2 1-6 1 0 1 0 3 15
K. Buffen   25 3-4 3-5 0-0 2-6 4 2 3 2 4 9
M. Murrell   16 2-5 0-0 1-3 0-3 3 0 0 1 0 5
S. Hunter   15 2-4 0-0 0-2 1-3 1 1 1 0 2 4
A. Crowley   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Totals   199 29-51
(.569)
14-17
(.824)
8-21
(.381)
9-34 21 3 9 12 16 80

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