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

Mississippi guard Stefan Moody (42) and guard Terence Davis (3) react after a basket by Moody during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina in Oxford, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. (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.