The Missouri men's basketball team couldn't hold off Ole Miss in a 64-62 loss on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn., done in by a last second basket from the Rebels' Derrick Millinghaus.
Missouri pulled out to a 31-24 halftime lead and held a solid advantage until the final minutes of the second half.
A layup from the Rebels' Reginald Buckner at 2:45 tied it at 57, but Alex Oriakhi's rebound and basket put Missouri up again 59-57. Then a pair of free throws from Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson made it 59-all at the 1:08 mark.
Missouri's Phil Pressey hit his third 3-pointer of the game with 47 seconds left to make it 62-59, but Ole Miss answered with a 3-pointer from Millinghaus to tie it again with 31 seconds left.
From there, an errant pass from Laurence Bowers on an in-bounds play gave the ball back to Ole Miss, and Millinghaus hit his jump shot with a second left to give the Rebels the victory.
Oriakhi led Missouri (23-10) with 16 points and nine rebounds.
Henderson led Ole Miss (24-8) with 27 points, 20 of them coming in the second half. Millinghaus scored all 11 of his points in the second half.