Oxford, Miss. – Behind a school-record 16 3-pointers in a SEC contest, the Missouri men’s basketball team earned an 89-77 win at Ole Miss on Tuesday night. With the win, the Tigers improve to 15-5 on the season and 4-4 in SEC play, while the Rebels drop to 9-11 overall and 1-7 versus league foes.
Graduate student D’Moi Hodge and senior Isiaih Mosley each reached 20 points in the winning performance with Hodge scoring a game-high 24 and Mosley adding 20. The duo connected on 10 triples between them with Hodge making 6-of-11 and Mosley sinking 4-of-7.
Mosley and senior Kobe Brown also paced the attack with five assists apiece, while Brown added 18 points of his own. Junior Mohamed Diarra rounded out the double-digit scorers for Mizzou with a career-best 11 points to go with a team-leading six rebounds on the night.
Hodge was hot from the start in the game and gave the Tigers a lead it would not relinquish. The graduate guard sunk four from beyond the arc in the first six and a half minutes as Mizzou raced to a 22-13 lead. The Tigers advantage would reach as many as 16 points before a late 13-3 run by the Rebels led to Mizzou heading into the locker room with a 47-41 halftime lead.
Overall, the Tigers made 60.0 percent of their attempts in the first 20 minutes of action with a 9-of-15 clip from 3-point range (60.0 percent).
The Tigers continued their 3-point assault in the second stanza. The Rebels would stay within seven points halfway through the period before Mizzou made four triples during a 14-4 run to pull in front by 17, 76-59, with under eight minutes remaining. Ole Miss would make one final push and pull within eight but an 8-1 run quickly squashed any hope of a comeback and secure the 89-77 SEC road win.
Mizzou finished the game by shooting 55.4 percent from the field and 16-of-30 from 3-point range. The team’s previous high in a SEC regular-season game was 14 against South Carolina during the 2017-18 campaign. The Tigers also held the Rebels to 44.3 percent shooting and 10-of-28 from beyond the arc.
The Tigers take a break from SEC action with a non-conference tilt against Iowa State on Saturday. First tip in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge is set for 1 p.m. at Mizzou Arena.