Devontae Shuler scored 14 issues and Mississippi swept the season sequence towards Missouri, beating the 24th-ranked Tigers 60-53
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Devontae Shuler scored 14 issues and Mississippi beat No. 24 Missouri 60-53 on Tuesday night time to comb the season sequence towards the sputtering Tigers.
Romello White, Luis Rodriguez and Jarkel Joiner added 10 issues apiece for Ole Pass over (13-Nine, Eight-7 Southeastern Convention), which beat then-No. 10 Missouri 80-59 previous this month.
Joiner hit six loose throws within the ultimate 46 seconds to seal the rematch because the Rebels held off the Tigers’ second-half price.
“It used to be an effective way for us to win it,” Ole Pass over trainer Kermit Davis stated. “It’s nice to get Jarkel the ball. He and Devontae Shuler are our best possible free-throw shooters. … He simply stepped up there and (hit) key loose throws, separately.”
Kobe Brown led Missouri (14-7, 7-7) with 12 issues whilst Mark Smith added 11. Jeremiah Tilmon had 10 issues and 10 rebounds, his 7th double-double of the season.
Ole Pass over led by means of 9 issues at halftime and driven forward by means of as many as 13 early in the second one half of. However Missouri went on a 15-2 second-half run whilst the Rebels continued a brutal Eight:26 stretch and not using a box objective, pushing the Tigers forward 43-41 for his or her first lead with Nine:25 left.
Neither group led by means of greater than a ownership from there till Shuler and KJ Buffen hit consecutive buckets to offer Ole Pass over a four-point lead with 1:18 to move. The Rebels closed out the sport with a 10-Three run.
“I believe greater than the rest, it used to be getting stops,” Missouri trainer Cuonzo Martin stated of his group’s struggles within the final stretch. “In fact, make baskets, and you then attempt to get stops. … It used to be a four-point swing, after which it more or less went from there. However after all, it’d be getting stops, then making baskets.”
Ole Pass over shot Three for 11 from Three-point vary (27%), its 3rd consecutive recreation of 30% or worse from past the arc. However the Rebels have been helped by means of getting 14 second-chance issues off 15 offensive rebounds.
Ole Pass over additionally successfully contained Missouri guards Dru Smith, who used to be held to 9 issues, and Xavier Pinson, who matched a season low with two issues.
The victory used to be essential for the Rebels’ NCAA Event hopes.
“That used to be large for us,” White stated. “I used to be locked in. I had nice sleep, simply ready myself to have a excellent recreation nowadays. I knew how giant this recreation used to be, I simply knew my group used to be in combination.”
Shuler is turning into probably the most SEC’s maximum constant gamers. After a four-point time out towards Mississippi State ultimate weekend ended a streak of 10 video games in double figures, the senior returned to shape.
Missouri has misplaced 5 directly video games to groups from Mississippi courting again to ultimate season. The Tigers’ ultimate victory over a group from the state used to be towards Ole Pass over on Feb. 18, 2020.
Ole Pass over: The Rebels have gained 5 of six, their best possible stretch since beginning the season Five-1. That run has integrated 3 wins towards AP Most sensible 25 groups — on Feb. 2 towards Tennessee and two times towards Missouri.
Missouri: Has misplaced 4 of its ultimate 5 video games as its NCAA Event inventory continues to drop, with each and every of the ones losses to unranked foes. The Tigers’ 53 issues tied a season low, they usually shot 35% from the sector, their second-worst efficiency of the 12 months.
Ole Pass over: At Vanderbilt on Saturday.
Missouri: Hosts Texas A&M on Saturday.
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