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Friday, March 6, 2015

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Eagles rally to end Oxford’s season

JACKSON — A season for a veteran Oxford boys basketball team came to an uncharacteristic end Thursday. Oxford’s run in the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs fizzled out with 57-56 quarterfinal loss to Wayne County at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center on the campus of Jackson State University. (March 6, 2015, Page 6)

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    Ole Miss aims to stay on track in finale

    Ole Miss already has one win this week. Another would all but sew up the Rebels’ spot in the NCAA Tournament. The Rebels (20-10, 11-6 Southeastern Conference) recovered from a rare winless week with a win at Alabama on Tuesday that has them positioned for a double bye in next week’s SEC Tournament. That win coupled with losses by Georgia, LSU and Texas A&M have the Rebels slotted for the No. 3 seed should they beat Vanderbilt on Saturday at home (8 p.m., SEC Network) to close the regular season. (March 6, 2015, Page 6, 7)

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      Lady Rebels fall to Hogs in SEC tourney

      LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —The Ole Miss women’s basketball team battled the entire afternoon but couldn’t overcome the Razorbacks in a 72-61 loss in the second round of the SEC Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Verizon Arena. (March 6, 2015, Page 6)

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        Pro Day raises stock of Golson, Prewitt

        Amid icy conditions outside Ole Miss held its annual Pro Day inside the The Manning Center on Thursday.  Sixteen former Ole Miss football players participated including Senquez Golson and Cody Prewitt, who fresh off their NFL Scouting Combine appearances last week. Golson is a projected fourth-round pick and Prewitt is projected to go in the second round according to cbssports.com (March 6, 2015, Page 7)

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          BLOG: Oxford falls to Wayne Co. in 5A quarterfinals

          JACKSON — Oxford’s season came to an end Thursday morning with a 57-56 loss to Wayne County in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center at Jackson State University. (more…) (March 5, 2015)

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            Chargers fall in quarterfinals this morning

            JACKSON — Oxford’s run in the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs came to an end this morning with a 57-56 quarterfinal loss to Wayne County at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center on the campus of Jackson State University.

            Cortez Jones led all scorers with 24 points for the Chargers, who had their 10-game winning streak snapped. Josh Gibbs added 12. Devin Paicley-Smith led Wayne County with 19 points.

            Oxford (26-5) led by as many as nine in the second half, but the War Eagles went on an 11-2 run to tie it at 52 midway through the fourth quarter and scored five of the final nine points. Shelby McEwen’s half-court heave at the buzzer drew air.

            For a complete story from Sports Editor Davis Potter, see Friday’s Oxford EAGLE.

             (March 5, 2015)

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              Ole Miss drops in-state battle to USM, 5-1

              HATTIESBURG — The No. 22 Ole Miss baseball team closed out a four-game road trip Wednesday, dropping a a 5-1 decision to Southern Miss at Pete Taylor Park. The Golden Eagles (7-4-1) used a four-run sixth inning to help propel them past the Rebels (6-5).

                (March 5, 2015, Page 5A)

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                New-look Rebel defense ready to turn the page

                Two days into Ole Miss’ spring practice and players are getting back into a routine they haven’t had since December and others are adjusting to their new roles on and off the field. One thing that all of them are doing is trying to get rid of the taste the Peach Bowl left them and to forget their performance in the final game of the season. (March 5, 2015, Page 5A)

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                  Moody, White help Rebels end skid at Alabama

                  TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ole Miss helped itself Tuesday night, and the Rebels finally found their collective stroke to do it. Stefan Moody and LaDarius White combined for 44 points, and the Rebels shot 47.4 percent from the floor to get back in the win column with an 82-74 victory over Alabama at Coleman Coliseum. (March 4, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

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                    New faces in new places headline start of Ole Miss’ spring

                    It may not feel like it outside, but spring has arrived for the Ole Miss football team as the Rebels begin practice. There were a lot of questions heading into this year, and coach Hugh Freeze attempted to answer as many as he could during his annual spring press conference Tuesday. (March 4, 2015, Page 1B, 2B)

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