Unfortunately for White, watching the Bulldogs fall behind early and eventually lose to the Minutemen would have been a good lesson to learn from since it was the way the Bulldogs started that ended up hurting them in the loss, just like Ole Miss’ start hurt Wednesday. (more…) (March 15, 2012, Page 7)
If Ole Miss plays with as much energy and hustle as it has the last six games of the season, then the Rebels should be in position to advance past the first round of the Men’s National Invitation Tournament.
There is still no guarantee the No. 2 seed Rebels (20-13) will beat the No. 7 Illinois State Redbirds (20-13) tonight when the two meet at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum, but a lackluster effort against a team looking to knock off a Southeastern Conference team would likely turn things in favor of the Redbirds. (March 14, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy was confident his team was going to be playing again this week following its exit in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Saturday.
While a strong finish to the season didn’t propel the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament, they did receive a bid to the National Invitation Tournament on Sunday night. Ole Miss is a No. 2 seed in the 2012 field that includes 32 total teams and three others from the SEC in Mississippi State, LSU and Tennessee. (more…) (March 12, 2012, Page 1B)
NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss’ Terrance Henry and Murphy Holloway said fatigue wasn’t a factor in Saturday’s 65-53 loss to Vanderbilt in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Their stats following the Rebels’ third game in three days at the New Orleans Arena said something completely different.
Henry and Holloway didn’t crack double digits in scoring in the loss and neither one was able to record an offensive rebound in a setback that dropped the Rebels to 20-13 on the year and sent Vanderbilt on to the title game Sunday that ended with the Commodores defeating No. 1 Kentucky 71-64. (March 12, 2012, Page 2B)
BLOG — Ole Miss’ inspired run through the Southeastern Conference Tournament in the New Orleans Arena came to an tough end for the Rebels as they lost 65-53 to Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon. (more…) (March 10, 2012)
BLOG: NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss’ grind-it-out style of winning games has never looked so good. Needing a win to keep their goal of making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002 alive, the Rebels knocked off Tennessee 77-72 in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Friday night. (more…) (March 10, 2012)
NEW ORLEANS — In an arena where NBA stars shine on a regular basis, Ole Miss junior guard Nick Williams performed like a professional standout for the Rebels Thursday night.
Williams led the resurgent Rebels to a 68-54 win over Auburn in the first round of the 2012 Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament by scoring a career-high 22 points. Williams, who came in averaging just over 10 points a game, was sensational shooting the ball from the field. He made mid-range jumpers — the shots he feels most comfortable taking and making — as well as four 3-pointers on eight attempts. (more…) (March 9, 2012, Page 6A)
NEW ORLEANS — Auburn men’s basketball coach Tony Barbee has a lot on his plate currently, but he knows that tonight’s matchup between the No. 7 seed Ole Miss Rebels and No. 2 seed Tennessee Volunteers in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Southeastern Conference Tournament should be a good one.
In between questions about a point-shaving scandal involving one of his players and how his Tigers move forward with the year now complete, Barbee was asked what he thought about the Rebels and Volunteers and which team had an advantage. (March 9, 2012, Page 6A)
NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy will get a chance to see just how deep his team can go in the first game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament tonight. (more…) (March 8, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said he would love to see if his team’s perceived lack of depth would become a problem in the late stages of this week’s Southeastern Conference Tournament at the New Orleans Arena. Kennedy was asked during Monday’s Southeastern Conference men’s basketball teleconference if depth issues could hurt as the Rebels move on in the tournament that begins Thursday night against Auburn. (March 6, 2012, Page 6)