COLUMN — There is an old saying that being close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. I know both of those are true, but another thing that could be added to that list is this year’s Ole Miss Rebel basketball team. (March 31, 2010, Page 8)
Amongst the missed layup by Trevor Gaksins and some missed free throws late for the Ole Miss Rebels, a definite turning point in Tuesday’s National Invitation Tournament semifinal game with Dayton at Madison Square Garden was a technical foul called on Ole Miss freshman forward Reginald Buckner. (March 31, 2010, Page 8)
While it’s no secret that the Ole Miss defense has been the standout unit on the practice field this spring, the Rebel offense has slowly been making strides. (March 31, 2010, Page 9)
NEW YORK — Ole Miss’ run in the Men’s National Invitation Tournament came to an end Tuesday night with a 68-63 loss to Dayton at Madison Square Garden in the semifinals of the NIT Final Four. Ole Miss overcame a four-point deficit at the half and an 11-point deficit in the second half to get within one point of the Flyers with 35 seconds remaining in the contest.
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NEW YORK — Two wins is all that separates the Ole Miss Rebels from their first National Invitation Tournament title. But in order for the Rebels to claim that prestigious prize, they will have to defeat the Dayton Flyers tonight and then either history-rich North Carolina or Rhode Island on Thursday night.
Tipoff between the Rebels (24-10 overall) and the Flyers (23-12) is set for 6 tonight. The game can be seen locally on ESPN2 (Metrocast Channel 34) with Ron Franklin handling the play-by-play and Fran Fraschilla and Bill Raftery handling the color analysis. Tonight’s game can also be heard on 93.7 FM with Eli Savoie and Keith Carter calling the action. (March 30, 2010, Page 8)
COLUMN — A different, more experienced Ole Miss team will take the court tonight against Dayton at Madison Square Garden in the National Invitation Tournament Final Four.
Ole Miss was on this same stage two years ago after another strong run through the quarterfinals of the NIT and lost in the first round to a bigger, stronger bunch from Ohio State. (March 30, 2010, Page 8)
Those who have been clamoring for David Goforth to get a stab at starting for the No. 11 Ole Miss Rebels baseball team are about to get their wish.
For the first time since he was a flame-thrower at Neshoba Central High in Philadelphia, Goforth will be a starting pitcher — even if it is on a trial basis.
Prior to Monday’s practice at Oxford-University Stadium, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco confirmed that the sophomore right-hander will get his shot at the starting role tonight against Mississippi State (14-10 overall, 2-4 SEC) tonight in Pearl in the annual Governor’s Cup game at 6:30. (March 30, 2010, Page 8)
For the first time this spring the Ole Miss football Rebels strapped on their pads on Monday for Day 3 of practice.
With the Rebels still getting their feet wet after over two months away from the gridiron, errors weren’t few and far in between. (March 30, 2010, Page 9)
Taking the right approach, without stressing his team in the process, is the goal of Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy over the next 36 hours as they prepare to meet Dayton in the Men’s National Invitation Tournament Final Four.
Kennedy’s Rebels are making a return trip to New York for the NIT Final Four Tuesday, and he said before the team left for the “Big Apple” that staying focused without stressing them out too much will be paramount for his young group. (March 29, 2010, Page 1B)
And the streak continues. In short, Sundays have been unkind to the Ole Miss Rebels baseball squad. For the fourth Sunday in a row, the No. 17 Rebels have been unable to not only piece together timely hits but also find pitching that gives them a chance to take the game.
One game after the Rebels’ offense exploded for 15 runs, the No. 8 Gators returned the favor, routing the Rebels 13-1 to avoid a sweep at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 29, 2010, Page 1B)
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