TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kobe Brown scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half when 12th-seeded Missouri pulled away from 13th-seeded Mississippi for a 72-60 win in the Southeastern Conference tournament opener. Ronnie DeGray III had three 3-pointers and 14 points, all in the first half, to help the Tigers keep pace. Missouri will take on fifth-seeded LSU in Thursday’s second round. Matthew Murrell scored 16 points and Jarkel Joiner had 13 for the Rebels, who lost their fifth straight.
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