BLOG — Ole Miss senior forward Murphy Holloway called Saturday’s 64-49 win over No. 10 Missouri at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum amazing.
What the rest of the nation, and more importantly those that vote in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, calls the win remains to be seen. Ole Miss dominated the Tigers from start to finish in Saturday’s win. It was the first win over a ranked team for the now 13-2 Rebels since 2001 but it was also gave coach Andy Kennedy his best start to a Southeastern Conference season in his seven seasons at Ole Miss.
Holloway led the Rebels with 22 points and he was second on the team with eight rebounds. Jarvis Summers played well again from his point guard spot, scoring 12 points and grabbing three rebounds in 27 minutes of play.
Offense wasn’t the story of the night, however, it was the way the Rebels played defense. Not only did they hold Missouri to a season-low in points, the Tigers finished the game shooting just 36.8 percent from the floor. Missouri coach Frank Haith said his team didn’t play with enough aggression and pointed to taking just six foul shots, compared to 20 for the Rebels, as an example.
The Rebels, now 2-0 in SEC play for the first time since 2006, started their big week with a road win at Tennessee in which they led for the vast majority of the game.
For more on Saturday’s big win, see Monday’s Sports section. Below is Holloway’s interview with the media following the game.
(January 13, 2013)