BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy responded to one of the Rebels’ most deflating upset losses this season by incessantly reminding his players that if they pulled together, they could still capture an all-important top-four seed in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
“I talked about it every day simply because it was something that was attainable to us. We didn’t need anyone else’s help,” Kennedy said. “We put ourselves in harm’s way. We realize that. But we can still control our own destiny when there’s opportunities.”
The Rebels responded as Kennedy hoped.
Marshall Henderson scored 22 points, Murphy Holloway added 16 and Ole Miss clinched a double-bye in the Southeastern Conference tournament with an 81-67 victory over LSU on Saturday.