Marshall Henderson scored 29 points and Mississippi survived a 3-point attempt at the buzzer Saturday to defeat Missouri 91-88.
Henderson hit 8 of 15 from 3-point range and added five assists for Ole Miss (16-7, 7-3 Southeastern Conference), who remained in sole possession of third place. Jarvis Summers and LaDarius White had 16 points apiece, and Anthony Perez 11.
Missouri (16-7, 4-6) trailed 91-83 with 19 seconds left and had an opportunity to force overtime, but a 28-foot shot by Earnest Ross bounced off the front of the rim at the buzzer. Missouri trailed by as many as 17 and 50-35 at halftime before a belated rally.
Ross led the Tigers with 24, Jordan Clarkson scored 23, Jabari Brown 20 and Ryan Rossburg 11. The loss was the third straight for the Tigers, who have lost consecutively to the top three SEC teams – Kentucky, Florida and Ole Miss.