Two points is all that separates Ole Miss senior Chris Warren from 2,000 in his illustrious playing career as a Rebel. The 5-foot-10 Warren, who was just named to the Associated Press’ All-Southeastern Conference first team Monday, should pass that elite scoring milestone Wednesday night when the Rebels take on California in the first round of the Men’s National Invitation Tournament.
Warren, who is averaging 19 points per game this season, just missed scoring 2,000 points in the Rebels’ loss to Kentucky in the SEC Tournament last Friday when he finished with 20 points. There are just 24 players who have ever scored more than 2,000 points in the SEC and only three others who have more than 2,000 points and 400 assists like Warren will be with one made field, or two free throws, against Cal.
The records are not lost on Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy, who said Monday as his team prepared to leave for Cal, that Warren will be remembered for his consistency more than anything else. (March 15, 2011, Page 8)
COLUMN: Sunday night’s announcement that the Ole Miss Rebels were indeed headed back to the National Invitation Tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons didn’t catch me off guard. It didn’t catch anybody off guard who really follows the Rebels and knows anything about basketball. (more…) (March 15, 2011, Page 8)
The Ole Miss men’s basketball team will continue its season after being selected to play in the Men’s National Invitation Tournament on Sunday night. The Rebels were awarded a No. 5 seed in the tournament and will travel to play at No. 4 seed California on Wednesday. (more…) (March 14, 2011, Page 6)
Friday’s 75-66 loss to No. 15 Kentucky in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament boiled down to missed opportunities for the Ole Miss Rebels, not a lack of desire or fight. (more…) (March 14, 2011, Page 6)
Oxford’s track and field season got off to a great start Saturday as both the girls and boys teams captured the Oxford Invitational. It was the first meet of the season for both teams. The Lady Chargers, last season’s Class 5A state champion, showed their depth as they totaled 155 points, 38 more than second-place finisher Southaven. The Chargers totaled 179 points, 34 more than second-place finisher Tupelo, which had not competed at Bobby Holcomb Field since 2002. (more…) (March 14, 2011, Page 7)
BLOG — The Ole Miss men’s basketball team will continue its season after being selected to play in the Men’s National Invitation Tournament Sunday night. (more…) (March 13, 2011)
BLOG – Former Oxford High basketball standout Barkley Falkner is having a ball in Europe. (more…) (March 12, 2011)
BLOG — A series of missed opportunities late in the game cost the Ole Miss Rebels a chance of defeating the Kentucky Wildcats for the second time this season. (more…) (March 11, 2011)
Ole Miss’ consistently inconsistent style of play wasn’t very visible during Thursday’s game against South Carolina in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. (more…) (March 11, 2011, Page 6A)