OXFORD, Miss. — Aijha Blackwell finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists Sunday, leading the Missouri women's basketball team to a 71-57 win against the Mississippi Rebels.
Missouri, which snapped a three-game losing skid with the win, dominated the opening 10 minutes. The Tigers were ahead 22-6 entering the second quarter.
Mississippi, which only led after scoring on the game's opening possession, found a way to battle back. The Rebels outscored the Tigers 20-11 in the second quarter, trimming the deficit to 33-26 at halftime.
The Rebels opened the third quarter on a 7-0 run to tie the game at 33, but the Tigers answered with a pair of free throws each by Jordan Roundtree and Blackwell to take the lead back for good.
Missouri led 47-42 at the end of the third quarter, but a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter gave the Tigers a double-digit lead they would hold the rest of the game.
Jordan Chavis and Nadia Green each finished with 11 points for Missouri. Amber Smith finished with eight points and 10 rebounds.
Deja Cage led Mississippi (7-11, 0-5 SEC) with 19 points. Jayla Alexander chipped in with 16 points.
Missouri (5-14, 2-4 SEC) is off the rest of the week and will play next Sunday at 12th-ranked Texas A&M.