NCAAB Game Recap - Mississippi at Missouri
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:30 PM EST

Baylor
65
Okla
54
F
Dayt
66
VACom
61
F
NW
67
MD
76
F
Pitt
67
FlaSt
82
F
Ill
62
PSU
56
F
KY
79
LSU
76
F
Crei
73
Marq
65
F
OkSt
47
WVU
65
F
(N/A)
80
UTRGV
93
F
StFNY
87
LIU
77
F
Vand
61
Tenn
65
F
David
72
StJos
73
F
RobM
71
StFPA
86
F
Purd
65
Wisc
69
F
(N/A)
52
Bry
61
F
Akr
71
W MI
67
F
MtStM
61
Merrim
67
F
CenMI
69
Ohio
77
F
StLou
63
UMass
67
F
Ark
59
Fla
73
F
Kent
49
E MI
70
F
FaDi
75
CenCT
76
F
Ball
59
Buff
72
F
Miss
68
Mizzu
71
F
Nev
88
NM
74
F
ColSt
56
UNLV
80
F

Feb 18, 2020, 8:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Mississippi (13-13)

27

41

68

Missouri (13-13)

31

40

71

Pinson, Smith won't cool off as Mizzou edges Ole Miss
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:00 AM

For the second game in a row, Missouri’s Xavier Pinson and Dru Smith carried the team’s offense.

Pinson scored a career-high 32 points on 9-of-13 shooting and missed just one free throw in 11 attempts as Missouri beat Ole Miss 71-68 on Tuesday night.

Dru Smith added 17 points for the Tigers (13-13, 5-8 Southeastern Conference) going 9 for 10 from the foul line.

In Missouri’s win last Saturday over No. 11 Auburn, Pinson and Smith combined for 56 of the team’s 85 points.

"He’s a good player,” Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis said of Pinson. “He’s fast with the ball. He plays with a lot of confidence. You’ve got to play him as a shooter, but he drives it.”

Ole Miss (13-13, 4-9) led briefly midway through the first half, but Smith countered with a burst of offense, almost single-handedly putting Missouri ahead 31-27 at halftime. Smith started the game 0 for 6 but finished the half with a team-leading 10 points.

Pinson started the second half with 11 points in the first six minutes. He's made 19 of his last 25 field goal attempts.

Both teams led for portions of the second half leading up to a tie at 63 with less than two minutes remaining. Pinson and Smith hit eight key free throws, and the Tigers’ defense held the Rebels to just five points.

Breein Tyree led the Rebels with 29 points and Khadim Sy scored 14 with seven rebounds.

“He’s a tough guy to guard,” Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said of Tyree. “Again, you don’t want the guy scoring 30 points, but he’s going to get enough shots, he’s efficient when he’s operating, and they have other good players. … They have other guys who can make plays.”

Ole Miss guard Devontae Shuler scored just one after averaging 11.6 before Tuesday.

“I was really impressed with how we defended Shuler,” Martin said. “You don’t want (Tyree) getting 30 and Shuler getting 18. That’s a different ball game.”

BRAUN SEES TIME

With Missouri forward Jeremiah Tilmon still out with a foot injury, Tigers redshirt freshman Parker Braun played 24 minutes and led the team with seven rebounds. He entered Tuesday's game averaging 4.9 minutes a game.

“He’s an intelligent player,” Martin said. “I think with added strength, he’ll go to another level. But him blocking shots and doing those things - I mean, that’s not a surprise at all.”

MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Ole Miss got the shot it wanted on its last possession. Tyree's defender, Smith, lost his balance and fell backward. That left Tyree wide open for a potential game-tying 3-pointer, but his shot bounced off the rim.

“I was a little confused,” Smith said. “I was like, ‘What just happened?’ I knew he was wide open, and knowing the player he is, I figured it was going in.”

BIG PICTURE

Ole Miss: While the Rebels were still in the game at halftime, Tyree’s offensive production couldn’t match that of Pinson and Smith’s. Tyree has been a bright spot in the Rebels’ offense; he has scored 48 over his last two games.

Missouri: The Tigers are 3-1 in their last four, including a victory over No. 11 Auburn on Feb. 15. Between Auburn and Ole Miss, Missouri guard Xavier Pinson shot 19 for 25 from field goal range.

UP NEXT

Ole Miss: The Rebels will host Alabama on Saturday at home.

Missouri: The Tigers will head to Fayetteville to face Arkansas on Saturday.

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Leaders

Mississippi PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Collum 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Crowley 0 0 1 1 1 0
Missouri PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Smith 0 0 2 2 1 0
T. Jackson 0 0 0 2 0 0

Team Comparison

Miss Mizzu
Points For 68 71
Field Goals 21/52-40% 21/55-38%
Three Pointers 3/13-23% 6/22-27%
Free Throws 23/30-77% 23/27-85%
Offensive Rebounds 13 15
Defensive Rebounds 21 21
Rebounds 39 39
Blocks 1 6
Steals 6 6
Turnovers 15 12
Personal Fouls 20 23
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Mizzu Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Feb 18 Miss 68 @ Mizzu 71 D. Shuler 1 T. Watson 3

Game Information

Stadium: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri
Attendance: 8,677
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