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Game Thread: Tigers vs Rebels

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NCAA Basketball: Missouri at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

The Tigers look to get revenge in tonight’s rematch versus the Ole Miss Rebels and extend their win steak to two games.

Missouri lost 60-53. The Tigers were locked down by the Rebels.

Second Half Notes:

  • Missouri did not come out the gates with much conviction, and the Rebels extended their lead to 13
  • Kobe Brown settled in offensively and cut the Rebels lead
  • Missouri regained the momentum after they cut the Rebels’ lead down to five, forcing Kermit Davis to burn a timeout
  • Missouri battled on defense, despite a rocky start to the half— they held the Rebels without a field goal for over eight minutes
  • Torrence Watson put in some good minutes for the Tigers
  • Missouri took their first lead of the game with under ten minutes to play in the second half after Jeremiah Tilmon sunk a hook shot
  • Missouri went on a 15-2 lead to take the lead
  • Going into the third media timeout of the half, the game was tied at 43
  • Defense continued to be the biggest factor in today’s outing as the game entered crunch time
  • Xavier Pinson was virtually nowhere to be found for the entire night — he finished with 2 points
  • With under a minutes to go, Ole Miss had a 54-50 lead and possession heading into a 1-and-1
  • Following two makes for Ole Miss, Missouri turned the ball over on the ensuing possession, which was nail in the coffin
  • Tigers were 6-11 on the free throw line

First Half Notes:

  • Missouri returned to it’s normal starting lineup: X, Dru, Tilmon, Mark and Kobe
  • Ole Miss jumped out to a hot start shooting the ball and took an early 7-2 lead
  • Mark Smith canned his first two threes of the night
  • Missouri came out the first media timeout very sloppy, turning the ball over multiple times
  • Jeremiah Tilmon was effective down low early, but didn’t see as much action— 4 points through the second media timeout
  • The Rebels were scoreless for a three minute stretch, which allowed the Tigers to tie things up
  • Both Missouri and Ole Miss traded sloppy possessions sown the stretch
  • The Rebels dominated the boards on offense

FG: Miz- 32% Ole Miss- 41%


The Details

Opponent: Rebels (12-9)

Time: 8:00 p.m. CT

Where: Columbia, MO

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? Yes! They’re #24

What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou, -3.5

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Five Questions!

  1. Can Mark Smith repeat last games performance?
  2. How many Tigers will score in the double digits
  3. How many blocks will there be tonight?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?