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Referees rush to separate Mississippi's Reginald Buckner, left, from Missouri's Laurence Bowers, center, and Alex Oriakhi (42) after Oriakhi intentionally fouled Buckner during the second half. / L.G. Patterson, AP

With No. 20 Missouri holding a comfortable 22-point cushion against No. 23 Ole Miss with 7:30 remaining in Saturday's Southeastern Conference clash, tempers began to flare.

Surprisingly, an Ole Miss player started a fight, and his name wasn't Marshall Henderson.

The tussle started when Missouri's Alex Oriakhi grabbed the foot of Ole Miss' Reginald Buckner after falling to the floor on a rebound.

Buckner tripped and wasn't happy, darting towards Oriakhi.

As most fights go in college basketball, when one domino falls, the others begin to fall quickly.

Second domino: To step up for his teammates, Missouri's Laurence Bowers stepped in and pushed Buckner back.

Third domino: Then Ole Miss' Murphy Holloway shoved Bowers.

Fourth domino: Then, in the midst of the shove, Buckner appeared to punch Bowers.

Fifth domino: Referees entered to separate the players and Ole Miss coaches rushed on the court to help (or fight?).

Ending: The situation was controlled and Buckner was ejected from the game. Missouri won 98-79.

Also: Oriakhi was given a flagrant foul for starting the mess by tripping Buckner.

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy addressed the situation after the game.



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