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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ole Miss Rebels finish third in SEC hoops

BLOG — Ending a five-game losing streak on the road in the Southeastern Conference Saturday never meant so much to the Ole Miss Rebels.

Led by 22 points from Marshall Henderson and 16 points from Murphy Holloway, the Rebels defeated LSU 81-67 Saturday in Baton Rouge, La., The victory was significant for two reasons. First, it gave the Rebels 12 wins in the SEC during the regular season for the first time since 1998 and just the second time overall in school history.

Saturday’s win also locked up the No. 3 seed and a double bye in this week’s SEC Tournament. The Rebels (23-8 ovearall) will play their first game at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 9 p.m. Ole Miss’ opponent will be decided on Thursday and the tournament begins on Wednesday.

The Rebels are matched up to play the sixth seed, which is Missouri but could possibly play Texas A&M or Auburn. The winner of that game Wednesday would meet Mizzou on Thursday night. (March 9, 2013)

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