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Illinois State tops Mississippi 96-93 in OT in NIT

By David Brandt

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, March 14 2012 10:05 p.m. MDT

Illinois State's John Wilkins (13) works against Mississippi's Murphy Holloway (31) during a college basketball game in the NIT in Oxford, Miss., on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

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OXFORD, Miss. — Tyler Brown scored 26 points, Nic Moore added 24 and Illinois State put on record-setting shooting display in a 96-93 overtime victory over Mississippi on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.

Illinois State (21-13) set a Tad Smith Coliseum record for 3-pointers, making 17 of 23 (73.9 percent) from beyond the arc.

Brown was 8 of 9 from 3-point range, while Moore made all six of his attempts.

LaDarius White scored 25 points and Terrance Henry added 21 for Ole Miss (20-14), which lost in the NIT's first round for the second straight season.

Brown put Illinois State up 61-49 after his seventh 3-pointer with 12:22 remaining in regulation and it looked as if the Redbirds would cruise, but Ole Miss rallied to tie it at 84 and Jarvis Summers just missed a 10-foot jumper at the buzzer to send it to overtime.

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