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Recap: Missouri 49, Mississippi 64
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Date: January 12, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
  

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Murphy Holloway has huge, broad shoulders and uses his left hand on nearly every drive to the basket.

The Mississippi senior has been doing it for four seasons, so it's no secret. Missouri was completely ready for it.

And the Tigers could do nothing to stop it.

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Holloway scored a game-high 22 points, repeatedly getting his chiseled 6-foot-7, 240-pound body into good position and finishing at the rim, to lead Mississippi to a surprisingly easy 64-49 victory over No. 10 Missouri on Saturday.

``He's an all-league player and we were getting the ball to his big, broad shoulders and that left hand,' Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said. ``He's a man. If the season ended today, and I wish it did because we'd be the champions, he would be the league MVP.'

Jarvis Summers added 12 points. He and Holloway helped offset a mediocre night from Marshall Henderson, the SEC's leading scorer who finished with only 11 points on 4 of 11 shooting.

Ole Miss (13-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) led the entire game, jumping out to an early 9-0 lead thanks to timely shooting and superior defense. Holloway was nearly unstoppable in the paint, making 8 of 12 shots from the field and 6 of 10 free throws.

``You know there's a little extra motivation against the No. 10 team in the nation,' Holloway said. ``It's motivation. You want to beat them, show them that they're not that good. We had to make those (hustle) plays to beat that team.'

Missouri (12-3, 1-1) was without leading scorer Laurence Bowers, who is out with a sprained MCL in his right knee, and it was obvious the offense missed him. The Tigers were led by 13 points from Jabari Brown.

``It was really difficult (without Bowers) and it really affected us I thought at the start of the game,' Missouri coach Frank Haith said. ``But hats off to Ole Miss - we just didn't execute well.'

Missouri pulled to 41-33 with 16 minutes remaining, but couldn't get any closer. The Rebels' defense was suffocating for most of the night, forcing 19 turnovers. And it seemed like every time there was a loose ball, an Ole Miss player would emerge from the pile with possession.

``I don't think they ever got in an offensive rhythm and that's a tribute to how much effort our guys had defensively,' Kennedy said.

The convincing victory capped an impressive week to open SEC play. The Rebels beat Tennessee on the road on Wednesday.

``Right out of the chute we got challenged by a Tennessee team on the road and then we come back to one of the best teams in the country in our own building,' Kennedy said. ``We just did what we were supposed to do. We protected home floor. If you have any aspirations of playing meaningful basketball in March, that's what you have to do.'

The Tigers needed nearly seven minutes to score their first basket. Missouri shot just 11 of 33 (33 percent) in the first half.

Ole Miss wasn't much better on offense early, shooting 38 percent from the field in the first half, but did enough to take a 31-22 lead into halftime. Derrick Millinghaus led the Rebels with 8 first half points, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Henderson scored 32 points in the Rebels' SEC opening victory against Tennessee, but it was obvious that Mizzou had reviewed that game tape, and Tiger defenders were draped all over him every possession. He made just 2 of 8 attempts from 3-point range.

But Holloway picked up the offensive slack, constantly slashing into the lane and finishing with his left hand over taller Missouri defenders. He's the only player in the SEC averaging a double-double and he had another complete game on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, four steals and a blocked shot.

Even without Bowers, Missouri figured to make some sort of run with Earnest Ross, Alex Oriakhi, and Phil Pressey all scoring in double figures this season. But the shots never fell on a consistent basis.

Keion Bell scored 11 points and Pressey added 10 for the Tigers.

It was a physical game and Ole Miss consistently won the interior battles. The Rebels had 20 attempts from the free throw line, making 15, while Missouri was just 5 of 6.

``We were way too timid and missed a lot of (close shots),' Haith said. ``With just 49 points, our offense was really poor.'

Ole Miss is not known for raucous basketball crowds, but Tad Smith Coliseum was sold out and loud for this one. The Rebels are 7-19 against ranked opponents under Kennedy.

``It gives us a lot of confidence,' Holloway said. ``We feel like we can play with anybody now.'

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 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Saturday, Jan 12
 
    Georgetown at St Johns
11:00 AM EDT
    Virginia at Clemson
12:00 PM EDT
    Delaware at Georgia State
12:00 PM EDT
    Minnesota at Indiana
12:00 PM EDT
    Duke at North Carolina State
12:00 PM EDT
    Villanova at Syracuse
12:00 PM EDT
    Northeastern at Towson
12:00 PM EDT
    Marquette at Pittsburgh
12:00 PM EDT
    Tennessee at Alabama
1:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi St at Georgia
1:45 PM EDT
    Auburn at South Carolina
1:45 PM EDT
    Kansas State at West Virginia
1:45 PM EDT
    UCLA at Colorado
2:00 PM EDT
    North Carolina at Florida State
2:00 PM EDT
    Texas at Iowa State
2:00 PM EDT
    Bradley at Northern Iowa
2:00 PM EDT
    Valparaiso at Wisconsin Milwaukee
2:00 PM EDT
    Illinois at Wisconsin
2:15 PM EDT
    Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
2:30 PM EDT
    Fresno State at New Mexico
3:00 PM EDT
    Tulane at Southern Methodist
3:00 PM EDT
    Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
3:00 PM EDT
    Montana State at North Dakota
3:00 PM EDT
    Washington State at California
4:00 PM EDT
    Harvard at Dartmouth
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    William Mary at Hofstra
4:00 PM EDT
    Texas AM at Kentucky
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    Florida at Louisiana State
4:00 PM EDT
    Kansas at Texas Tech
4:00 PM EDT
    George Washington at Xavier
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    Boston College at Wake Forest
4:00 PM EDT
    Detroit at Cleveland State
4:30 PM EDT
    Vanderbilt at Arkansas
6:00 PM EDT
    Saint Louis at Temple
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    Southern Cal at Utah
6:00 PM EDT
    Montana at Northern Colo
6:30 PM EDT
    Northridge at UC Irvine
7:00 PM EDT
    Hawaii at Long Beach State
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    Colorado State at San Diego State
8:00 PM EDT
    Drake at Illinois State
8:00 PM EDT
    Missouri at Mississippi
8:00 PM EDT
    Indiana State at Southern Illinois
8:00 PM EDT
    Arizona at Oregon State
8:00 PM EDT
    Florida Atlantic at W. Kentucky
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    Memphis at UAB
8:30 PM EDT
    Sacramento State at Eastern Washington
9:00 PM EDT
    Cal Riverside at Cal State Fullerton
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    Idaho State at Southern Utah
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    Santa Barbara at UC Davis
10:00 PM EDT
    Air Force at UNLV
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    Cal Poly SLO at Pacific
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    Northern Arizona at Portland State
10:30 PM EDT
    Washington at Stanford
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