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Kennedy wants more energy from Rebs down the stretch

It’s hard for Andy Kennedy to fathom, even if he knows the effort is there. Whether he’s looking down the bench, gathering his team in a huddle or working to get what he thinks are advantageous matchups for his players on the court, Ole Miss’ men’s basketball coach isn’t seeing enough want-to from a team that should be showing plenty being that it’s heavily in the mix for a berth in the NCAA Tournament. (February 27, 2015, Page 6)

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    BASEBALL PREVIEW: Talent makes Chargers an easy target

    Oxford spent last season hunting the best team in its division. In an ironic twist, the Chargers may very well be the hunted in 2015. There’s an entire outfield to replace as well as some pieces in the infield off a team that went 26-10 and made a run to the Class 5A North Half championship series a season ago, but Oxford isn’t lacking for talent. With three verbal commitments to the Southeastern Conference school in its backyard and a handful of junior college signees on the roster, it’s no secret Oxford will be one of the state’s top teams once again. (February 27, 2015, Page 7)

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      Bulldogs’ inside, outside combo cools off Ole Miss

      Ole Miss didn’t stop much of anything Georgia did on offense and once again couldn’t make enough shots to overcome it on its home floor. As a result, Ole Miss suffered a rare fate Wednesday night. Georgia knocked down 11 3-pointers, Marcus Thornton was a force down the stretch, and the Bulldogs cooled off Ole Miss with a 76-72 victory at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. It was just the Rebels’ second loss in their last 10 games and just their fifth loss in league play, two of which have come to the Bulldogs. (February 26, 2015, Page 5A)

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        BLOG: UGA’s hot hand cools off Rebels

        Georgia had the hot hand from the perimeter, Marcus Thornton was a force down the stretch, and the Bulldogs cooled off Ole Miss with a 76-72 victory Wednesday night at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (February 25, 2015)

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          BLOG: Free admission, open parking for Ole Miss-UGA hoops

          Getting to Wednesday’s basketball game between Ole Miss and Georgia at the Tad Pad is going to be a risk for some, and the school is giving a break to those who feel they can make it to the coliseum safely. (more…) (February 25, 2015)

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            Rebels brush off tourney talk with UGA up next

            Ole Miss is one of the hotter teams around. All the winning has the Rebels trending for the postseason.

            The Rebels have won eight of their last nine games and are coming off a 2-0 week against Mississippi State and Tennessee. The win over the Vols on Saturday kept Ole Miss (19-8, 10-4 Southeastern Conference) in a tie for third place with Texas A&M in the SEC standings and in line for a double bye in next month’s SEC Tournament with four games to go, though the Rebels would technically be the tournament’s third seed if it started today with their head-to-head win over A&M on Feb. 4.

            (more…) (February 25, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

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              BASEBALL PREVIEW: Depth, versatility lead ‘Dores into new campaign

              Twenty wins. A division championship. A deep postseason run.

              Those accomplishments made the Lafayette High baseball team’s 2014 season a success, but the Commodores’ ultimate goal of an MHSAA Class 4A state title was cut short when they were bounced from the playoffs by eventual champion West Lauderdale.

              (more…) (February 25, 2015, Page 2B)

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                BLOG: Lady ‘Dores’ playoff opener moved to Wednesday

                The Lafayette High girls basketball team will have to wait a couple more days to start the postseason. (more…) (February 23, 2015)

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                  TOURNEY WATCH: Ole Miss on the rise in latest projections

                  Ole Miss is one of the hotter men’s basketball teams around. (more…) (February 23, 2015)

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                    Ole Miss hangs on to down Tennessee in final seconds

                    If Ole Miss was going to avoid a loss at home to a team in the bottom half of the Southeastern Conference standings, the Rebels were going to have to do it with defense. Ole Miss came up with just enough. Josh Richardson’s jumper missed as time expired, and the Rebels hung on for a 59-57 win over Tennessee on Saturday at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum, putting another top-100 RPI feather in their proverbial cap in the process. (February 22, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)

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