Ole Miss Rebel men’s basketball team will look to start its season off on a good foot with a win over Louisiana-Monroe tonight at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. Ole Miss defeated North Alabama 91-62 in its lone exhibition game on Nov. 3. In that contest, Ole Miss had several new faces make contributions, while veterans, such as senior Terrance Henry, had positive contributions as well.
Overall Ole Miss returns six lettermen and three starters from a team that finished 20-14 and played in the NIT last year. Louisiana-Monroe finished the 2010-11 season with a 7-24 overall mark. The Warhawks return nine lettermen and three starters from that team. (more…) (November 11, 2011, Page 6A)
For a game that wasn’t going to count in the win and loss category, Ole Miss guard Dundrecous Nelson played Thursday night’s exhibition game against North Alabama like the Lions were the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Nelson was easily the most impressive player on the court at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum in a game that the Rebels won 91-62. The sophomore from Jackson, who took a hard fall in a scrimmage with Arkansas-Little Rock two weeks ago, showed the ability to score points (22) as the Rebels’ shooting guard and distribute (nine assists) as a point guard. Overall, Nelson impressed Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy, who needs him to be one of the main players that replaces the scoring of Chris Warren. (November 4, 2011, Page 10A)
Ole Miss’ men’s basketball team got a huge boost Wednesday when the Southeastern Conference cleared junior forward Murphy Holloway to play this upcoming season. Holloway is immediately eligible to compete following the transfer rule waivers being accepted by the NCAA and the SEC. (more…) (October 27, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss senior forward Terrance Henry led off Thursday’s preseason meeting with the media talking about high hopes for the upcoming basketball season and the desire to lead the team to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 10 years. (October 14, 2011, Page 6A)
Memphis has been a productive city for the Ole Miss men’s basketball program to recruit over the last few seasons. The relationships that coach Andy Kennedy has built with the signings of Terrico White and Reginald Buckner, and the transfer of Jelan Kendrick, have given Memphis prep products a lot of exposure to the Rebels. (more…) (August 5, 2011, Page 8A)
“New” is a word that Ole Miss basketball fans are likely to hear coach Andy Kennedy use more than a few times in the coming months. With three new coaches and seven new faces on the roster for the 2011-12 season, Kennedy has a lot of new to get used to. (June 29, 2011, Page 6)
The 2011 Big East/SEC Challenge slate was announced Thursday, including a matchup between Andy Kennedy’s Ole Miss Rebels and the DePaul Blue Demons on Thursday, Dec. 1, in Chicago. (more…) (May 20, 2011, Page 7A)
Ole Miss has hired former Florida International head basketball coach Sergio Rouco as an assistant, Rebel head coach Andy Kennedy announced Friday.
Rouco brings years of head coaching experience at the college, high school and international levels to the Ole Miss bench. (May 13, 2011, Page 7A)
Aniefiok, a native of Nigeria, attended Huntington (W. Va.) Prep last year and averaged 13.7 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range. (more…) (April 29, 2011, Page 6A)