Mississippi beats No. 10 Missouri 64-49

Mississippi beats No. 10 Missouri 64-49
January 12, 2013, 10:12 pm
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Mississippi's Murphy Holloway (31) and Missouri's Keion Bell (5) battle for the ball during an NCAA college basketball game at the C.M. "Tad" Smith Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman)

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Murphy Holloway scored 22 points, Jarvis Summers added 12 and Mississippi cruised to a 64-49 victory over No. 10 Missouri on Saturday night.

Ole Miss (13-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) led the entire game, jumping out to an early 9-0 lead thanks to timely shooting and superior defense. Holloway was nearly unstoppable in the paint, making 8 of 12 shots from the field and 6 of 10 free throws.

Missouri (12-3, 1-1) was without leading scorer Laurence Bowers, who is out with a sprained MCL in his right knee, and it was obvious the offense missed him. The Tigers were led by 13 points from Jabari Brown.

Missouri pulled to 41-33 with 16 minutes remaining, but couldn't get any closer. The Rebels' defense was suffocating for most of the night, forcing 19 turnovers.