Mizzou vs. Mississippi: Tigers go for a three-game sweep | Mizzou Sports News


Southeastern Conference Tournament

No. 12 Missouri vs. No. 13 Mississippi

When: 5 p.m. (St. Louis time)

Or: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

Series: Mississippi leads 15-5

Last meeting: Missouri 74, Mississippi 68, February 12

Recordings: Mississippi 13-18, 4-14; Missouri 11-20, 5-13 SEC

Television, radio: SEC Network, KTRS 550 AM

About Mississippi: The Rebels have lost four straight and eight of their last nine, most recently Saturday’s 63-61 home loss to Vanderbilt. … Rebels coach Kermit Davis, now in his fourth season at Ole Miss, is 1-3 all-time coach in the SEC tournament. … Jarkel Joiner, a 6-1 senior guard, leads the Rebels with 13.3 points per game. He missed a few weeks earlier in the season with a back injury but returned for the second of two games against Mizzou. … Matthew Murrell (11.8 ppg) is one of the best 3-point shooters in the SEC, shooting 39.4 percent from deep. The 6-4 sophomore led the Rebels with 15 points last game. … The Rebels are shooting just 32.7 percent from 3 points. … Ole Miss lost freshman point guard DaeShun Ruffin to a knee injury the first week of February and went 1-8 without him, the only win against last-place Georgia.

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About Missouri: The Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak with Saturday’s 79-69 win over Georgia. … United have won both meetings with Ole Miss this year, including a 25-point win at Oxford on January 18. … Five Tigers scored at least 13 points last game against Ole Miss, led by Javon Pickett and Ronnie DeGray III with 14 each. … Junior forward Kobe Brown earned second-team All-SEC honors by league coaches. He led United in scoring during the regular season (12.7), led the SEC in free throws during SEC play (88.1%), and ranked fourth in rebounds (7.2). … Fifth-year coach Cuonzo Martin is 2-3 in SEC tournament games at Mizzou and 11-12 in conference tournaments overall in 14 years as head coach, including his years at Missouri State (3-3), Tennessee (2-3) and California (4-3).

The Tigers open the SEC tournament on Wednesday against Ole Miss, with the winner facing LSU on Thursday.

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