• Key play: An Alex Oriakhi putback keyed a 12-2 run that eventually put Missouri ahead 22-13 with a little under seven minutes left.
• Key stat: Both teams struggled from long distance. MU made three of 15 threes while Ole Miss hit one of 10.
• Key play: Mississippi guard Derrick Millinghaus drilled the game-winning floater with 1.1 seconds left.
• Key stat: Missouri committed 16 turnovers; Mississippi had seven.
Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson has gained a reputation for his on-court antics, and he lived up to it on Friday. After the Rebels got a crucial defensive stop and called timeout, Henderson sauntered to the side of the court where most of the Missouri fans were seated and glared into the section, eliciting a less-than-positive response from the Tigers faithful.
Henderson finished with a game-high 27 points.
After the game, Missouri coach Frank Haith was told that some Mississippi players said a few Tigers didn’t shake hands. Haith seemed befuddled before he caught himself.
“Come on, now,” Haith said.
• With another victory, Haith will join Norm Stewart as the only Missouri basketball coaches to win 24 games or more in a season twice.
| Terez A. Paylor, email@example.com