No. 17 Auburn rallies for double-overtime win at Mississippi

Auburn guard Tyrell Jones (0) and forward Isaac Okoro (23) react after the team’s 83-82 double-overtime win over Mississippi in an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Thomas Graning/Associated Press)
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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Isaac Okoro converted a big three-point play with 1:41 left in the second overtime, and No. 17 Auburn topped Mississippi 83-82 on Tuesday night.

Okoro had 14 points and nine rebounds for Auburn (18-2, 5-2 SEC), which trailed by as many as 19 early in the second half. Anfernee McLemore led the Tigers with 19 points, and Samir Doughty had 17.

The game was tied at 78 before KJ Buffen made two layups for Mississippi. But J'Von McCormick's jumper got Auburn within two with 2:32 remaining.

After Devontae Shuler missed a jumper for Ole Miss, Okoro drove inside and scored while being fouled by Bryce Williams. He then made the ensuing free throw to give Auburn the lead.

The Rebels (10-10, 1-6) had a chance for the win in the closing seconds, but Blake Hinson missed a 3-point try.