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No. 24 South Carolina beats Mississippi 77-74 in OT

Michael Carrera

South Carolina forward Michael Carrera (24) reacts at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. South Carolina won 77-74 in overtime. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Michael Carrera scored 19 points, Laimonas Chatkevicius added 17 and No. 24 South Carolina rallied to beat Mississippi 77-74 in overtime on Tuesday night.

Ole Miss led 64-53 with 5:17 remaining in regulation, but South Carolina tied the game at 66 with 43 seconds on a layup by Carrera.

Carrera also made the most important play in overtime, hitting a layup while getting fouled. He converted the free throw to give South Carolina a 75-72 lead with 29.3 seconds left.

South Carolina (17-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) had four players score in double figures. Chatkevicius had a double-double, adding 10 rebounds.

Ole Miss (12-6, 2-4) has lost three straight games. Stefan Moody led the Rebels with 24 points while Anthony Perez added 16.