Murrell scores 26 points to help Missisippi beat Missouri 79-76

Missouri's Jordan Butler puts up a shot during Saturday night's game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. (Courtesy of Mizzou Athletics)
Missouri's Jordan Butler puts up a shot during Saturday night's game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. (Courtesy of Mizzou Athletics)

OXFORD, Miss. -- Matthew Murrell made six 3-pointers and finished with 26 points, and Mississippi rallied from a 10-point deficit Saturday night to beat Missouri 79-76.

Sean East made two free throws to pull Missouri to 75-72 with 11 seconds left. Missouri closed within one point twice in the final seconds, but TJ Caldwell and Murrell each answered with a pair of free throws.

Mississippi used a 25-6 run to take a 69-60 lead with five minutes left. Allen Flanigan scored eight points, including a second-chance dunk, and Murrell made two from long range during the stretch.

Flanigan and Jaylen Murray added 16 points each for Mississippi (20-6, 7-6 SEC), which ended a three-game losing streak. Murray made four 3-pointers and Flanigan grabbed 10 rebounds to go with four assists. Jaemyn Brakefield chipped in with 14 points and five assists.

East was 6-of-9 from the floor and made all 12 of his free throws to finish with 25 points for Missouri (8-17, 0-12 SEC). Tamar Bates added 12 points, and Jordan Butler and Aidan Shaw scored 10 each.

Both teams shot better than 50 percent in the second half. Mississippi was 12-of-21 from the floor and made 22-of-30 free throws. Missouri was 11-of-22 shooting and hit 18-of-19 from the line.

Missouri will look to end a 12-game losing streak in a home game Tuesday against eighth-ranked Tennessee.

Mississippi hosts Mississippi State on Wednesday.