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Ole Miss loses in double-OT to #17 Auburn

Ole Miss was up 17 at the half, but couldn't hang on against Auburn, losing in 2OT.

Posted: Jan 28, 2020 11:24 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- Ole Miss had the 17th ranked team in the nation on the ropes at home on Tuesday night, but squandered a double-digit second half lead and lost in double-overtime, 83-82.

As a team, the Rebels had one of their best outputs of the season with four players scoring double-digits, including Devonta Shuler, who scored a game high 26 points. 

Auburn tied the game up at 64 apiece with two minutes left to play and took the lead with under a minute to play. Two Shuler free throws sent the game into overtime. 

With the momentum, the Tigers jumped out to a five point lead in the first overtime. Shuler came up big for the Rebels again, scoring the period's final five points to force a second overtime.

In this overtime, Ole Miss secured the lead early in the period, but a Isaac Okoro old-fashioned three-point-play with a 1:41 proved to be the backbreaker for the Rebels. 

Ole Miss falls to 10-10 on the season and 1-6 in conference. They're back on the court on Saturday against 22nd ranked LSU in Baton Rouge. 

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