Mississippi tops Missouri 64-62 with frantic rally

Mississippi tops Missouri 64-62 with frantic rally

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 15: Derrick Millinghaus #3 of the Ole Miss Rebels defendes the shot of Phil Pressey #1 of the Missouri Tigers during the quarterfinals of the SEC Baketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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by STEVE MEGARGEE

AP

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 16 at 6:33 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Derrick Millinghaus made a driving basket with 1.1 seconds left Friday as No. 3 seed Mississippi rallied from a 14-point, second-half deficit to beat No. 6 seed Missouri 64-62 in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Mississippi (24-8) advanced to a Saturday semifinal against No. 10 seed Vanderbilt (16-16), which upset No. 2 seed Kentucky 64-48. The Rebels also boosted their chances of earning their first NCAA tournament bid since 2002.

After Mississippi's Marshall Henderson stole a Laurence Bowers inbounds pass at midcourt, the Rebels called timeout with 29.2 seconds remaining. Millinghaus drove into the lane and gave Mississippi its first lead since pulling ahead 11-10 with 12:34 left in the first half.

Mississippi's Marshall Henderson scored 27 points, including 20 in the second half. Millinghaus scored all 11 of his points in the second half. Alex Oriakhi had 17 points for Missouri (22-10).

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