Martin said he considered playing Buggs in Pinson’s favor in the dying minutes, but settled for Pinson, the most prolific goalscorer.
“I didn’t think X was aggressive even though he took nine hits,” Martin said. “But I didn’t think he was aggressive and offensive. He just took a few shots and didn’t come down, he got into the lane and played, if not for himself, for the other guys.
Shuler led the Rebels with 14 points, including the decisive jumper who put his team in the lead for good. Ole Miss improved to 15-3 all-time against Mizzou and 6-2 in Colombia.
Brown led the Tigers with 12 points, while Mark Smith added 11 and Tilmon scored 10 with 10 rebounds and four blocks.
The Tigers, ranked 40th in the NCAA NET rankings at the start of the day, are expected to host Texas A&M on Saturday, but COVID-19 cases have kept the Aggies out of the field since January 30, endangering Saturday’s game. Martin said he expected to get clarification on Texas A&M’s status by Wednesday morning.
Otherwise, the next MU program game is March 3 in Florida. Tigers wait for SEC to plan makeup games for home competitions postponed against …
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