Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy understands just how important tonight’s home game with Vanderbilt really is. In the age of college basketball where RPI numbers have become critical to deciding who plays in the NCAA Tournament, Kennedy is well aware what a win over a quality team like Vanderbilt would mean to his young group. (February 16, 2012, Page 6)
Lifeless and looking for a spark. That’s the best way to describe how the Ole Miss Rebels played in the first half of their game with Auburn at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum Saturday night and what they needed to remedy the problem.
On the verge of letting another sub-par shooting performance take its toll in the loss column, the Rebels snatched a win from the jaws of defeat thanks to the heroic efforts of junior Murphy Holloway and some timely shooting from some players that had been lacking confidence. (more…) (February 13, 2012, Page 1B)
BLOG — Ole Miss men’s basketball team was much like a car that had the inability to go from park to drive during a considerable portion of Saturday’s game with Auburn at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (February 11, 2012)
STARKVILLE — Revenge was not a word that Mississippi State point guard Dee Bost used in his postgame comments Thursday night but it was quite obvious that defeating the Ole Miss Rebels was the main focus for the senior.
A little less than a month after dealing with comments directed at him from Ole Miss followers on Twitter, Bost gained a measure of revenge by helping lead the Bulldogs to a 70-60 win in front of a near capacity crowd of 10,364 at the Humphrey Coliseum. The native of Concord, N.C., finished with 15 points and a career-high 13 assists in the victory that was more one sided than the final score indicates. His floor game was praised by Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy, who has routinely said Bost is the best point guard in the Southeastern Conference. (February 10, 2012, Page 6A)
Tonight’s game at No. 18 Mississippi State is important on so many different levels for the Ole Miss Rebels. Besides having a chance to earn a season sweep of the Bulldogs, the Rebels need a victory to improve their chances of making next month’s NCAA Tournament.
The Rebels (14-8 overall, 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference) let an opportunity to earn a road win at Alabama on Saturday slip through their fingers. Not only did the loss put them behind Alabama in the standings, it dropped their RPI rating down to the mid 50s, a figure that has to be improved if they have a realistic chance of earning a bid as an at-large team in the “Big Dance.” (February 9, 2012, Page 8)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ole Miss had a chance to defeat Alabama in regulation. The Rebels appeared to have an even better opportunity of knocking off the Crimson Tide in the first of two overtime sessions. By the time the second overtime really got going Saturday night at Coleman Coliseum, the Rebels were playing from behind and a late 3-point attempt to tie the game fell completely off the mark.
In the end, Ole Miss fell 69-67 to Alabama in two overtimes, the second time in less than a month the Rebels have played and lost a game in two overtimes in the state of Alabama. (more…) (February 6, 2012, Page 2B)
Saturday’s 66-62 win for the Ole Miss Rebels over South Carolina wasn’t the prettiest piece of basketball ever played at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. Both teams combined for 31 turnovers and shot under 50 percent (although the Rebels were close to breaking even at 49 percent).
Both teams gained momentum only to let the other back into the game. In short, it was the most ugly — and at the same time exciting — game of the year for Ole Miss fans simply because of the outcome. (January 30, 2012, Page 1B)
Saturday night’s game against South Carolina was special for Ole Miss junior forward Murphy Holloway, a native of Irmo, S.C., that was actually a member of the Gamecocks last season.
Holloway was unable to see any time last season due to transfer rules following his exit from Ole Miss, but he still spent a lot of time with the Gamecocks and got close to several members of the team. (more…) (January 30, 2012, Page 4B)
BLOG — Saturday night’s game with South Carolina may not have been the most efficient of the year for the Ole Miss Rebels. It may have been a grind that coach Andy Kennedy has come to call a lot of his team’s games, but in the end, it was a win. (more…) (January 29, 2012)
Thursday night’s Southeastern Conference matchup with No. 14 Florida was a tale of two halves for the Ole Miss Rebels.
Everything that could go right for the Rebels did in the first 20 minutes of action at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
They hit shots at an exceptional rate, got rebounds on both ends of the floor and did a great job of slowing down the SEC’s top offense to the tune of 28 points. But as good as the Rebels were in the opening half, the Gators proved to be that much better when it counted down the stretch. (more…) (January 27, 2012, Page 6A)