Buckner’s shot-blocking ability was a great strength for the Memphis native even before he helped lead the Rebels to an upset win of then No. 10 Kentucky and Arkansas last week, but his ability to add points, rebounds and minutes to his resume ended up making a huge difference for the Rebels in those two wins.
Against Arkansas, Buckner blocked eight shots to tie former Ole Miss standout Ansu Sesay for the most in a single game as well as added 12 points, including a 3-point shot, and 11 rebounds to fall just short of his first triple-double. (February 8, 2011, Page 1B)
Andy Kennedy knows there’s nothing Ole Miss can do about its four-game losing streak to open Southeastern Conference play.
The Ole Miss coach knows it happened. It’s not going away.
While the Rebels can’t change the past, they continued to try and climb out of the early hole with a 69-60 win over Arkansas on Saturday night. Chris Warren, the hero of a last-second win over Kentucky earlier in the week, scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half as the Rebels (15-8, 3-5) pulled away for their third win in four games since the dismal conference start. (February 7, 2011, Page 1B)
Ole Miss will look to continue the momentum it gained in a home win over No. 10 Kentucky against Arkansas on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena.
The Rebels’ biggest win under coach Andy Kennedy on Tuesday against the Wildcats was the first win over a team ranked in the Top 10 since 2002. It may also be the spark needed for the team to rebound from a 1-5 start in Southeastern Conference play. (February 4, 2011, Page 6A)
It took late game heroics, but the Ole Miss Rebels were able to knock off No. 10 Kentucky 71-69 at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum tonight to earn its first win over a Top 10 opponent since 2002. (more…) (February 1, 2011)
A better offensive attack and production on offense is what Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy is hoping to see from his team tonight when they host No. 10 Kentucky at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. If the Rebels (13-8 overall, 1-5 Southeastern Conference) have any shot of getting out of their funk at home and upsetting the Wildcats (16-4, 4-2), then they have to be more efficient on offense. (more…) (February 1, 2011, Page 8)
Led by Brian Williams’ 18 points and Scotty Hopson’s 16, Tennessee used a 16-4 second-half run to cruise to a 74-57 win over Ole Miss at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
Tennessee’s run, which pushed its lead to 60-49, was a complete team effort as five different players scored, led by five points from Cameron Tatum, who finished with 13. (January 31, 2011, Page 6)
A chance to regain some lost ground from the start of Southeastern Conference play is what the Ole Miss Rebels are hoping to achieve in the next two games against Tennessee on Saturday and No. 14 Kentucky on Tuesday.
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy thought the next two challenges served as two great opportunities for his team as they try and improve on a 1-4 record in the league and an 0-2 mark in the SEC at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (January 28, 2011, Page 6A)
A much needed win at LSU on Saturday is being followed up by a much needed break for the Ole Miss men’s basketball team.
The Rebels are off during the mid-week portion of the Southeastern Conference schedule and the break, according to coach Andy Kennedy, will be used to work on some key issues before hosting a solid Tennessee team on Saturday. (January 26, 2011, Page 7)
The Vanderbilt Commodores are aching and hurting. They also are learning how to quit letting games get away from them at the end.
John Jenkins led five Commodores in double figures with 20 points, and Vanderbilt beat Ole Miss 84-74 Wednesday night to send the Rebels to their worst start in Southeastern Conference play since 2000. (more…) (January 20, 2011, Page 7)