NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Marquesha Davis scored 17 points, Madison Scott had a double-double and No. 16 Mississippi defeated Arizona 56-47 on Sunday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals.
Down 22-16 after a slow first half, the Rebels turned it around in the third quarter, outscoring the Wildcats 25-11. KK Deans hit a 3-pointer and Davis followed with a 3-point play amid a 13-0 run that turned a 25-18 deficit into a 31-25 lead.
Davis scored 13 points in the quarter on 5-of-7 shooting.
Arizona pulled within 47-44 midway through the fourth quarter, but made just one of its final six shots and had five turnovers in the final 5 1/2 minutes.
Deans scored 13 points for Ole Miss (4-1) and Scott scored 10 points with 11 rebounds.
Maya Nnaji led the Wildcats (4-1) with 12 points.
Arizona shot just 32% (19 of 56), hitting 3 of 17 from 3-point range. The Rebels also struggled, shooting just 1 of 12 from behind the arc and finishing 37% (21 of 57), but they were 10 of 17 in the deciding quarter to the Wildcats’ 4 of 14.
Both teams struggled on the offensive end early, with Arizona taking a 22-16 lead at the half despite going 1-for-10 on 3-pointers and shooting 31%. Ole Miss missed on all five of its three-pointers and shot 23%. The Wildcats never trailed in the first two quarters and led by as many as 11.
The Rebels will play the winner of South Dakota-Michigan for the title on Monday, while the Wildcats will play the loser in the third-place game.
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