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    Ole Miss Posts Dramatic Comeback Win Vs. Missouri

    By: Sean Cartell
    Twitter: @SEC_Sean
    SEC Digital Network

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    NASHVILLE – Derrick Millinghaus' runner with 1.1 seconds remaining Friday lifted third-seeded Ole Miss to a dramatic 64-62 comeback victory against sixth-seeded Missouri at the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Bridgestone Arena.

    Ole Miss (24-8) advances to face 10th-seeded Vanderbilt (16-16) in Saturday’s second semifinal at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

    The Rebels trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half Friday before rallying late in the game to defeat the Tigers.

    Marshall Henderson led Ole Miss with a game-high 27 points, marking his 15th 20-point game of the year. Millinghaus added 11 points, all of which came in the second half.

    Missouri (23-10) was led by 16 points from Alex Oriakhi and 13 from Phil Pressey.

    Series Notes:
        All-Time Series:  Ole Miss leads 2-1, all games coming this season
        In SEC Tournament Games: this was the first meeting
    Earlier this Season: the teams split, Ole Miss winning 64-49 in Oxford and Missouri winning 98-79 in Columbia.
    Game Notes:
    •    Ole Miss led 11-10 early on but Missouri gradually took control of the remainder of the half and led 31-24 at intermission.
    •    Missouri stretched its lead to 13 points at 49-36 before Ole Miss rallied.
    •    Still trailing by 10 at 56-46, Ole Miss went on an 11-1 run to tie at 57.
    •    Alex Oriakhi put Missouri back ahead at 2:21, Missouri’s first basket in more than six minutes.
    •    Ole Miss’ Marshall Henderson tied it at 59 with a pair of foul shots at 1:08.
    •    Phil Pressey and Derrick Millinghaus exchanged three-pointers to keep it tied at 62.
    •    With 29 seconds left, Missouri made an errant inbounds pass which Henderson tracked down.  After a timeout, Millinghaus swished a 10-foot runner in the lane with 1.1 seconds remaining for the game-winner.
    Ole Miss Notes:
    •    Ole Miss is 24-8 and has won five of the last six.
    •    Ole Miss committed just seven turnovers and won points off turnovers 16-6.
    •    Marshall Henderson, the SEC scoring leader, poured in 27 points tonight. It is his 16th game this season with at least 20 points.
    •    Freshman Derrick Millinghaus scored all 11 of his points in the final six and one-half minutes of the game.  He scored 11 of Ole Miss’ final 15 points.
    •    SEC rebounding leader Murphy Holloway grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.

    Missouri Notes:
    •    Missouri is 23-10.
    •    Alex Oriakhi led the Tigers with 16 points, making all seven of his field goal attempts.
    •    Phil Pressey tallied 13 points.  The SEC assist leader, he matched his season average with seven assists.