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Missouri hits 16 3-pointers in win against Mississippi

by Associated Press | January 25, 2023 at 12:19 a.m.
D’Moi Hodge of Missouri shoots a 3-pointer against the defense of Mississippi’s Tye Fagan during Tuesday night’s game in Oxford, Miss. (Associated Press)

OXFORD, Miss. -- D’Moi Hodge scored 24 points, Isiaih Mosley added 20 and Missouri made 16 3-pointers Tuesday night to beat Mississippi 89-77.

Hodge made a season-high six 3-pointers and Mosley added four as the Tigers shot 53 percent from long range, with its 16 3s a program-best in a SEC game.

Kobe Brown added 18 points and Mohamed Diarra had 11 for Missouri (15-5, 4-4 SEC). 

Daeshun Ruffin scored 18 points to lead Mississippi (9-11, 1-7). Jaemyn Brakefield added 15 points and Tye Fagan had 12.

Missouri took the lead for good about four minutes into the game and built a 16-point first-half lead, but Mississippi closed on a 13-5 run to cut the deficit to 47-41 at the break. Hodge and Mosley combined for 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting and were 7-of-12 from long range.

Missouri finished 31-of-56, shooting 55 percent from the floor with 21 assists. Mosley and Brown each had five assists.

The Tigers led by as many as 17 points and had a double-digit lead for most of the second half.

In the SEC/Big 12 Challenge set for Saturday, Missouri hosts Iowa State and Mississippi plays at Oklahoma State.

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