Last Tuesday night was another tough loss for Ole Miss basketball as they hosted Missouri at home and desperately needed a win.
Ole Miss basketball returned home Tuesday night to take on the Missouri Tigers. Of course, coming off a devastating loss to Tennessee in Knoxville the Rebels needed a big win. However the Tigers were coming into Oxford on a winning streak while Ole Miss was on 3-game losing streak. The night didn’t turn good for Ole Miss as they fell in a 75-69 loss to the Tigers.
This entire season has been a struggle for Ole Miss basketball and last night the bleeding continued. Despite jumping out to a 11-0 lead at the start of the game the Rebels couldn’t close out against the Tigers. Ole Miss played well in the first half but fell behind with the Tigers taking a 40-31 lead into the break. In the second half it came down to back and forth between the Rebels and the Tigers. However, the Tigers Kassius Robertson took control of the game and Ole Miss fell short.
This Cuonzo Martin coached Missouri team is a very talented group. The play of Kassius Robertson easily proves that. The Tigers are one of the SEC teams which has turned things up in the final stretch of the season. As bad as the Rebels needed a win at home Tuesday night this wasn’t a bad loss. Missouri has a really good team and the Rebels showed improvement from their last game which was a 33 point loss. Of course, well take a closer look at the game by the stat-line.
Each Teams Numbers
Ole Miss Rebels Basketball
Naturally with any close game the numbers are respective. Of course, close numbers don’t win games when you look at the stats. In this case Ole Miss basketball fell short in every major category.
The Rebels continued to struggle from the field hitting only 26 of 65 of their shots for 40.0%. The Tigers were significantly better going 24 of 53 for 45.3% from the field. The Tigers made almost the same amount of shots as the Rebels on 12 fewer attempts.
Although Ole Miss shot much less from the arc than usual they still struggled. The Rebels went 5 of 17 shooting only 29.4% from 3-point distance while Missouri was much better. The Tigers went 10 of 23 from the 3-point line shooting 43.5%.
From the charity stripe the Rebels once again fell short against the Tigers. Even though the Tigers went to the line more they out-shot the Rebels. Ole Miss was 12 of 15 for 80.0% from the line while Missouri shot 17 of 20 for 85.0%.
Ole Miss basketball did fair well in the turnover battle only committing 4 in the contest. On the night the Rebels had 8 steals compared to giving up only one. However, Missouri out-rebounded the Rebels on the defensive end of the court and played much better in transition.
Individual Rebels Numbers
On the night Ole Miss basketball had three Rebels who scored in double digits. Terence Davis led all Rebels scoring with 20 points on the night. Davis also had 3 boards, 1 assist and 2 blocked shots. Bruce Stevens had 15 points in the game while Markel Crawford added 11 points in his effort. Stevens worked hard on the glass with 7 boards while also having 2 assists. Crawford had 3 rebounds, 6 assists and an amazing 5 steals.
Breein Tyree added 9 points in the game while also grabbing 1 board and 2 assists. Deandre Burnett had 5 points with 1 rebound and 5 assists. Dominik Olejniczak added 4 points, 4 boards and 1 steal. Justas Furmanavicius added 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal. Marcanvis Hymon had 2 points, 5 boards and 1 steal. Although Devontae Shuler was scoreless in only six minutes of play he did have 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
Ole Miss basketball (11-14, 4-8) traveled to Baton Rouge to take on the LSU Tigers (14-10, 5-7) in a Saturday match-up. The Rebels lost the contest in an ugly 82-66 decision. It was the Rebels fifth consecutive loss and Ole Miss remains win-less in true road games this season. Be sure to be looking for our LSU piece covering yesterdays game.
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