The Rebels earned narrow wins over DePaul and Penn State last week and while there are still some things Kennedy said his team can improve on, he liked the fight they showed in arenas they were unfamiliar with. (December 8, 2011, Page 7)
Despite building nearly a 20-point lead early in the game, the Ole Miss Rebels’ had to rely on some key free-throw shooting and a salty defensive effort coming down the stretch to pull off a 64-61 overtime win against the Miami Hurricanes Friday at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (November 28, 2011, Page 3B)
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Going up against its best opponent thus far in the season, Ole Miss knew it would have to control the transition game and shoot well. The Rebels weren’t even close.
Senior forward Jae Crowder scored a team-high 25 points as No. 21 Marquette ran away with a 96-66 victory over Mississippi in the Paradise Jam semifinals on Sunday. (more…) (November 21, 2011, Page 4B)
Unfortunately for the Rebels, and more specifically coach Andy Kennedy, long-range shooting and the overall offense hasn’t been nearly as good as the scores may suggest. (more…) (November 15, 2011, Page 6)
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)