Rebels earn much needed season sweep over #24 Missouri

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Missouri’s Jeremiah Tilmon, left, and Mississippi’s Sammy Hunter, right, embrace after Mississippi won the NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Devontae Shuler scored 14 points and Mississippi swept the season series against Missouri, beating the 24th-ranked Tigers 60-53.

Romello White, Luis Rodriguez and Jarkel Joiner added 10 points apiece for Ole Miss, which beat then-No. 10 Missouri 80-59 earlier this month.

Kobe Brown led Missouri with 12 points while Mark Smith added 11. Jeremiah Tilmon had 10 points and 10 rebounds, his seventh double-double of the season.

The game was close down the stretch until Shuler and KJ Buffen hit consecutive buckets to give Ole Miss a four-point lead with 1:18 to go.

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