Mississippi beats Texas A&M 82-73

Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy talks to an official about a Mississippi player during an NCAA college basketball game  against Texas A&M's in Oxford, Miss. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman)

Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy talks to an official about a Mississippi player during an NCAA college basketball game against Texas A&M's in Oxford, Miss. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman)

Mississippi's Murphy Holloway (31) dunks against Texas A&M's Jordan Green (13) during an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman)

Mississippi's Murphy Holloway (31) dunks against Texas A&M's Jordan Green (13) during an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman)

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Marshall Henderson scored 18 points, Murphy Holloway added 16 and Mississippi beat Texas A&M 82-73 Wednesday night.

Ole Miss (21-7, 10-5 Southeastern Conference) earned another crucial win as it tries to solidify a case for the NCAA tournament. The Rebels haven't been to the Big Dance since 2002 — the longest drought in the SEC.

Henderson hit five of his six 3-pointers in the second half to help the Rebels pull away after leading 37-31 at halftime. Jarvis Summers scored 15 points and Reginald Buckner added 12 points and three blocked shots.

Elston Turner led Texas A&M (16-12, 6-9) with 25 points. Turner had another good game against Ole Miss, hitting 10 of 17 shots from the field just two weeks after scoring 37 against the Rebels in a win at College Station.

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