OXFORD, Miss. – Courtney Marbra tied the game with 1.3 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime, but the Missouri Tigers came out on top, beating the Rebels 73-72 Sunday afternoon.
With the loss, Ole Miss fell to 7-11 (0-5 SEC) while Missouri improved to 13-6 (2-3 SEC).
Tia Faleru tied the game at 72-72 in overtime but the Rebels fouled and sent Missouri to the line with 1.7 seconds left. Sydney Crafton made one of two free throws to give the Tigers the 73-72 win.
“Never fun coming in after a loss but it’s one of those days where I feel encouraged,” head coach Brett Frank said. “I thought our team responded well to the week off and competed well. I thought we showed improvement in several areas and I think we played really well together as a unit today.”
Valencia McFarland scored 17 points and eight assists while Faleru added 17 points, all points in the second half. Danielle McCray recorded 10 rebounds while Marbra added seven.
For the game, Ole Miss shot 35.7 percent (25-70) from the floor while Missouri shot 47.4 percent (27-57). The Tigers outrebounded the Rebels, 47-43, in the game.
Ole Miss used two early threes to take a five-point lead on Missouri, 10-5, with 14:10 to play. The Tigers used a 12-2 run to take a 17-12 lead with 11:01 to play in the first half.
Missouri pushed its lead to six, 26-20, with 5:45 left to play but Ole Miss came back to tie the game at 32-32 at the half on a floater from McFarland at the buzzer.
At the half, McFarland led Ole Miss with 13 points while McCray added eight. As a team, the Rebels shot 36.4 percent (12-33) from the floor while the Tigers shot 40 percent (12-30).
In the second half, Missouri used a 12-2 run to go up 48-41 with 13:49 left in the game. Ole Miss took a one-point lead on a layup from Faleru with 6:23 to play.
Missouri went up by two before Courtney Marbra scored to tie the game at 62-62 with 1.3 seconds. The Tigers took a timeout and Gracie Frizzell stole the Tigers’ inbounds pass and Ole Miss called a timeout. With .9 left on the clock Ole Miss didn’t get a shot off and the game went into overtime.
Ole Miss will travel to Florida Thursday for a 6 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on CSS.
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