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Brown scores 24 points to lead Missouri in 75-70 win over Tennessee

  • Missouri's Jabari Brown, left, dribbles around Tennessee's Jamell Stokes, right, and Jordan McRae during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Missouri's Jabari Brown, left, dribbles around Tennessee's Jamell Stokes, right, and Jordan McRae during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Missouri's Earnest Ross, left, dribbles around Tennessee’s Antonio Barton as he heads toward the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Missouri's Earnest Ross, left, dribbles around Tennesseeā€™s Antonio Barton as he heads toward the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Missouri's Jordan Clarkson, right, is fouled by Tennessee's Jordan McRae as he shoots during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Missouri's Jordan Clarkson, right, is fouled by Tennessee's Jordan McRae as he shoots during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

Jabari Brown scored 24 points and made a last-minute play to help Missouri hold off Tennessee 75-70 on Saturday.

With 7.7 seconds remaining and a 73-70 lead, Brown stole Jeronne Maymon's inbounds pass before Johnathan Williams III grabbed the ball and finished off the game's scoring with two free throws on the other end.

The Tigers (18-7, 6-6 SEC) needed all 60 minutes for the second consecutive contest to secure the win, following an 86-85 decision against Arkansas on Thursday. Missouri held a 13-point advantage with 11:05 remaining in the first half, but Tennessee quickly responded and pulled to within 41-37 at the break.

Jordan McRae finished with 31 points for the Volunteers (15-10, 6-6), but his 3-pointer with 10 seconds left missed. Tennessee ended with up with another chance that set up Brown's steal, though, as officials determined the rebound went out of bounds off a Missouri player.