Chance Sticklen, 23 Sports

After suffering a tough loss on Saturday at the hands of LSU, effectively snapping their five game winning streak, the Missouri Tigers looked to rebound at home onTuesday. Ole Miss, a team who has lost its last six SEC games and a team who 0-7 on the road this season, traveled to the Show-Me State to take on the Tigers. A hard fought affair ended with the home crowd leaving unhappy, with Ole Miss escaping in overtime, 90-87.

The Tigers attacked first, a monster jam from Jeremiah Tilmon, put the Tigers on the board early with 2-0 lead.

The Rebels opened up the game from the 3 point line, courtesy of Breein Tyree, who knocked down back to back three’s to give Ole Miss an early four point lead, 8-4.

The Tigers and the Rebels traded blows from downtown, as Mizzou landed three of its own (Jontay Porter, Kevin Puryear and Kassius Robertson) and Ole Miss matched with three of its own (Terence Davis with two and Devontae Shuler). With just under nine and half minutes left in the first half, the Rebels controlled a seven point lead, 24-17.

The Rebels collected three dunks in the first half; Mizzou garnered two.

Ole Miss mainted a comfortable seven point lead heading into halftime, 42-35.

To start the second half, the big No. 23 for Mizzou, Jeremiah Tilmon, wasn’t finished slamming, throwing one down within the first minute to cut the lead back to single digits.

Things didn’t start clicking for Mizzou until “Kash Money” Roberton buried a three, tightening the Rebel lead to just five with just over eleven minutes left in the second half.

Nearly two minutes later, Robertson shocked Mizzou Arena, with another three pointer, the Tigers only trailed by three.

With less than five minutes remaining, a Jordan Geist three gave Mizzou their first lead of the second half.

Nearing the end of the second half, it was all about free throws for Ole Miss. The Rebels clawed their way back from the free throw line, hitting their next six, sending the game into overtime.

Consistency at the free throw line was crucial to both teams nearing the end of OT and certainly favored the Rebels, knocking down four total, two with under five seconds.

Mizzou continued to struggle from the free throw line, shooting just 20-31 at the charity stripe.

The Tigers travel to Lexington on Feb. 24, to clash with Kentucky. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.