No. 22 Ole Miss needed good pitching and the offense to have a better day than in recent outings. They got both of them. The Rebels defeated the Stetson Hatters 7-3 in Game 2 of a double header to clinch the weekend series after winning Game 1 by the score of 8-3 on Saturday at Swayze Field. (March 8, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)
Vanderbilt won’t be a part of the NCAA Tournament unless it wins this week’s Southeastern Conference Tournament. The Commodores now have Ole Miss questioning its standing. M.J. Rhett scored 18 points and Jarvis Summers added 16, but Ole Miss couldn’t keep up with an onslaught of long-distance shooting from the Commodores in an 86-77 loss in both teams’ regular-season finale Saturday night at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (March 8, 2015, Page 1B)
Ole Miss’ loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday cost the Rebels a double bye in next week’s Southeastern Conference Tournament.
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M.J. Rhett scored 18 points and Jarvis Summers added 16, but Ole Miss couldn’t keep up with an onslaught of long-distance shooting from Vanderbilt in an 86-77 loss in both teams’ regular-season finale Saturday night at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (March 7, 2015)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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