BLOG — There is still fight left in the Ole Miss men’s basketball team. (more…) (February 26, 2011)
Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy spent more time talking about his team’s inability to play consistently this season and the future of the program with him leading it than he did about Saturday’s opponent, Alabama, on Thursday.
Kennedy’s weekly meeting with the media was filled with questions about why his team hasn’t been able to back up talk of improving on the court and how he keeps a team that is not in line to make the upcoming NCAA Tournament focused the final three regular season games. (February 25, 2011, Page 6A)
BLOG — Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy spent a considerable portion of his weekly meeting with the media Thursday talking about the Rebels’ future and the job he has done coaching the Rebels heading into the final three regular season games. (more…) (February 24, 2011)
Darrin Horn has had to play many roles during South Carolina’s month of struggles. On Tuesday night, he got to play the one he enjoys most — winning coach.
Sam Muldrow had 23 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:02 left, as the Gamecocks ended a five-game losing streak with a 79-73 victory over Ole Miss. The win brought smiles and high-fives out of his players, something Horn hadn’t seen in a while. (February 23, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss’ regular season has reached the final four games and coach Andy Kennedy is looking for his team to stay focused on the present rather than worrying about how the first 12 games of the Southeastern Conference season went. (February 22, 2011, Page 6)
Sophomore forward Renardo Sidney may not want to talk with the print media following Mississippi State’s games, but his aversion of discussing his skills in public is not lost on Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy or his Rebels. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 6)
An opportunity to gain a measure of revenge as well as improve their position in the Southeastern Conference Western Division standings is what the Ole Miss Rebels can gain from a win over Mississippi State. The two teams meet for the final time in the regular season at Humphrey Coliseum Saturday afternoon and both looking to gain ground on each other in the race to be the No. 2 seed in next month’s SEC Tournament.
Ole Miss (17-9 overall, 5-6 SEC) lost 69-64 to MSU in the second game of the season in Oxford. Since that loss, the Rebels have been slowly improving on the interior offensively and may be in a better position to deal with the Bulldogs (13-12, 5-6), who have lost two straight entering the contest. (February 18, 2011, Page 6A)
All season long Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy has been searching for at least one player to match the scoring ability of senior standout Chris Warren. There have been times where a player appeared to be on the verge of adding that extra scoring dimension needed to win games in the Southeastern Conference, but nobody has consistently filled that role. (more…) (February 17, 2011, Page 6)
Finding additional scorers to complement the attention senior guard Chris Warren draws from opposing defenses has been something Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy has tried to work on all season.
Only fellow senior Zach Graham has consistently scored alongside Warren and is the only other player who is averaging double figures. Against Alabama, Warren was limited to just two made shots from the field and while he ended up scoring 15 points, the lack of help he got against the Crimson Tide prevented the Rebels from even being close until the second half. (February 16, 2011, Page 6)
Saturday’s Southeastern Conference encounter between the Ole Miss Rebels and Alabama Crimson Tide at Coleman Coliseum was all about emotion and desire. In the first half, it was the Crimson Tide who had the early edge in those two areas as they hit open shots, got to loose balls and built a 20-point lead at the half. (more…) (February 14, 2011, Page 6A)