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Mizzou hammers Ole Miss at home, Pressey breaks record

Alex Oriakhi had a career-high 22 points to go with 18 rebounds, three blocks and a central role in a second-half fracas that saw one Ole Miss player (Reginald Buckner) get ejected as the 21st-ranked Missouri Tigers rolled to an easy 98-79 victory over Ole Miss on Saturday. Phil Pressey had four assists to break Anthony Peeler's career school record -- he now has 499 and counting -- and had 22 points for Missouri (17-6, 6-4 Southeastern Conference), which bounced back nicely from its latest discouraging road loss, a 1-point setback at Texas A&M on Thursday. The Tigers are 14-0 at home and 0-5 on the road. Keion Bell, who hit all three of his attempts from beyond the arc, joined Pressey and Oriakhi in the 20+ point club with 21. Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown reached double digits, as well, with 10 and 14 respectively. Marshall Henderson had 16 points on 4-for-15 shooting for Mississippi (18-5, 7-3), which was on the verge of cracking the Top 25 last week but has lost three of four. Jarvis Summers also had 16 points while Murphy Holloway, coming off a career-best 24 points, was held to seven in 30 minutes. Ole Miss whipped then-No. 10 Missouri 64-49 at home on Jan. 12, but gave up 50 points in the first half of the rematch and was out-rebounded 50-32. Mizzou is back on the road Wednesday when they take on Mississippi State in Starkville.

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