|men's basketball RESULTS
|Mizzou 93, Arkansas 63
|Ole Miss 87, Alabama 83
Missouri Runs Away from Arkansas in Columbia
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Arkansas rolled into Columbia on Tuesday night and was greeted by the hometown Missouri Tigers with a 93-63 defeat on the road. Laurence Bowers and Jabari Brown stole the show for the Tigers (22-8, 11-6 Southeastern Conference), combining for 47 points and 12 rebounds in the runaway victory.
Missouri didn’t waste any time getting things going, sprinting out of the gate to a 48-22 advantage at the half. After holding an 8-7 lead in the opening minutes, the Tigers exploded to finish the half on a 40-15 run that blew the game wide open, and they wouldn’t look back from that point on.
Bowers dropped 24 points for Mizzou on the evening to go along with 11 boards, while Brown wasn’t far behind in the scoring column with 23 of his own. Alex Oriakhi chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds in the winning effort, while Phil Pressey worked mostly as a facilitator at point guard with eight points, six assists and four boards.
BJ Young did his best for Arkansas (18-12, 9-8) with a 27-point showing on 11-of-18 shooting, but the Hogs could not keep up with Missouri in front of an energized home crowd. Young was the only Razorback to crack into double digits in the scoring column, and Arkansas was limited to 43 percent shooting while the Tigers connected on a red-hot 58 percent of their shots as a squad.
Missouri won handily in the rebounding department, snagging 40 total boards on the evening while Arkansas managed to grab only 17. The Tigers hit seven 3-pointers in the victory, and forced 11 turnovers from Arkansas as well.
Both teams will play their regular season debuts on Saturday, Missouri against Tennessee and Arkansas against the Aggies of Texas A&M.
Ole Miss Hangs On to Down Alabama
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss had to make a bevy of free throws down the stretch on Tuesday night, but the Rebels got the job done and held off Alabama, 87-83, in Oxford. Marshall Henderson led the way for the Rebels (22-8, 11-6 Southeastern Conference) with a game-high 24 points in the win, and Ole Miss snagged its 11th SEC win of the year.
The Rebels controlled the tempo for much of the night, leading by as many as 19 points throughout. Alabama (19-11, 11-6) ignited for a barrage of 3-pointers in the closing minutes that cut a double-digit lead to just three in the final 10 seconds, but Jarvis Summers was able to hit a free throw to put the game out of reach in the end and Ole Miss survived.
Ladarius White finished the night with 17 points on five-of-nine shooting, while Summers added 14 points, three boards and three assists of his own. Murphy Holloway ended the evening with nine points and six rebounds, while Derrick Millinghaus chipped in 11 points and five assists off the bench.
Trevor Lacey dropped in 19 points for Alabama on 50 percent shooting, while his running mate Trevor Releford asses 16 points on five-of-nine shooting. Rodney Cooper scored 12 points to go with seven rebounds, and Bama shot 44 percent as a squad.
The Crimson Tide knocked down 12 of their 20 3-point attempts on the game, which helped it claw its way back into the game late but ultimately was not enough to overcome the 19-point deficit.