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Moody leads Ole Miss past Mizzou

3223 days ago
Associated Press
Photo: L.G. Patterson | AP

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Stefan Moody scored 23 points and Martavious Newby grabbed nine rebounds to lead Ole Miss past Missouri 67-47 on Saturday.

Ole Miss (14-7, 5-3 SEC) used runs of 8-0 and 7-0 in the opening 20 minutes to build a 37-25 lead at the break, and led by at least nine points throughout the closing half.

Johnathan Williams III scored 14 points for Missouri (7-14, 1-7), which lost its seventh consecutive game for the first time since 1993. The Tigers, who lost 69-53 to No. 1 Kentucky about 40 hours before Saturday's tipoff, shot just 19 of 61 (31.1 percent) from the field.

Mississippi made 13 of 15 free throws, including a 10-for-10 performance from Moody, who leads the SEC with a 90.7 percent rate from the line. The junior also provided the highlight of the game with a one-handed put-back dunk off a missed 3-pointer by Anthony Perez with 9:37 remaining in the first half.

Perez and M.J. Rhett each added eight points for Ole Miss.

Missouri trailed by at least 10 points for all but 73 seconds in the final 25:50 after coach Kim Anderson said Thursday that his team has been playing better despite its record. There were few bright spots Saturday, though.

Wes Clark scored eight points after netting a career-high 19 against the Wildcats while Williams III grabbed seven rebounds.


Mississippi: The Rebels shot 24 of 55 (43.6 percent) from the field.

Missouri: A layup by Williams narrowed the Tigers' deficit to 48-39 with 9:39 remaining, but the Tigers watched Ole Miss gradually extend its lead to as many as 24 the rest of the way.


Mississippi returns home to face Texas A&M on Wednesday.

Missouri plays at Alabama on Wednesday.