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Mizzou responds to Martin's challenge in OT win over Arkansas

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Maybe Missouri should rally for Rhyan more than once a year.

Back home Saturday but still shorthanded, the Tigers’ basketball team improved to 5-0 in the annual Rally for Rhyan charity game, this time needing overtime to hold off Arkansas 83-79 at Mizzou Arena.

With fouls depleting two already thin lineups, the Tigers outlasted the Razorbacks with an effort inspired by the charity’s namesake. Cuonzo Martin had two pivotal players back on the bench, but other Tigers found ways to produce, from Xavier Pinson at the point, Reed Nikko in the paint, Javon Pickett at the rim and Mitchell Smith doing a little bit of everything.