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)
Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy said during Saturday’s postgame press conference his team didn’t do things easy.
Saturday is Senior Day at Ole Miss and there has been no bigger player for the Rebels this season than forward Terrance Henry. The difference maker in the Rebels’ most recent win over Arkansas, Henry will be playing his final regular season game at home against the red-hot Alabama Crimson Tide (20-9 overall, 9-6 in the Southeastern Conference). (March 2, 2012, Page 6A)