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Tigers survive and advance, win 72-60 over Ole Miss in Tampa

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Posted at 10:53 PM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 23:53:36-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Kobe Brown scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half when 12th-seeded Missouri pulled away from 13th-seeded Mississippi for a 72-60 win in the Southeastern Conference tournament opener.

Ronnie DeGray III had three 3-pointers and 14 points, all in the first half, to help the Tigers keep pace.

Missouri will take on fifth-seeded LSU in Thursday's second round.

Matthew Murrell scored 16 points and Jarkel Joiner had 13 for the Rebels, who lost their fifth straight.