OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi's fighting for an outside chance to make the NCAA Tournament. Missouri is just trying to stay out of the Southeastern Conference basement.
But a mismatch on paper proved to be a close game in real life.
Deandre Burnett scored 28 points and freshman Breein Tyree added 15 as Ole Miss slipped past Missouri 80-77 on Saturday. The outcome was in doubt until the final seconds: The Tigers missed two 3-point shots in their final possession that would have forced overtime.