The Standard, a men’s conference geared toward making men more in touch with Jesus Christ, returns to Oxford and the Ole Miss community Friday and Saturday. The two-day conference, which features challenging talks and presentations from the likes of Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt and men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy, will be held at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (April 14, 2010, Page 2B)
Ole Miss guard Trevor Gaksins got the look he wanted but, unfortunately for the Rebels, his shot didn’t hit the mark.
Gaskins’ layup attempt with 11.7 seconds left in Tuesday night’s Men’s National Invitation Tournament semifinal game ultimately sealed the Rebels’ fate in a 68-63 loss to Dayton at Madison Square Garden. (March 31, 2010, Page 8)
COLUMN — There is an old saying that being close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. I know both of those are true, but another thing that could be added to that list is this year’s Ole Miss Rebel basketball team. (March 31, 2010, Page 8)
Amongst the missed layup by Trevor Gaksins and some missed free throws late for the Ole Miss Rebels, a definite turning point in Tuesday’s National Invitation Tournament semifinal game with Dayton at Madison Square Garden was a technical foul called on Ole Miss freshman forward Reginald Buckner. (March 31, 2010, Page 8)
SPORTS EDITOR’S BLOG — Just arrived in New York about an hour ago with EAGLE photographer Bruce Newman. Ready to see the city a bit and then head over to Madison Square Garden for tonight’s NIT Final Four game between the Ole Miss Rebels and Dayton Flyers. Our hotel is only a block and a half away, so even if it keeps raining, Bruce and I shouldn’t get too wet.
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NEW YORK — Two wins is all that separates the Ole Miss Rebels from their first National Invitation Tournament title. But in order for the Rebels to claim that prestigious prize, they will have to defeat the Dayton Flyers tonight and then either history-rich North Carolina or Rhode Island on Thursday night.
Tipoff between the Rebels (24-10 overall) and the Flyers (23-12) is set for 6 tonight. The game can be seen locally on ESPN2 (Metrocast Channel 34) with Ron Franklin handling the play-by-play and Fran Fraschilla and Bill Raftery handling the color analysis. Tonight’s game can also be heard on 93.7 FM with Eli Savoie and Keith Carter calling the action. (March 30, 2010, Page 8)
COLUMN — A different, more experienced Ole Miss team will take the court tonight against Dayton at Madison Square Garden in the National Invitation Tournament Final Four.
Ole Miss was on this same stage two years ago after another strong run through the quarterfinals of the NIT and lost in the first round to a bigger, stronger bunch from Ohio State. (March 30, 2010, Page 8)
Taking the right approach, without stressing his team in the process, is the goal of Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy over the next 36 hours as they prepare to meet Dayton in the Men’s National Invitation Tournament Final Four.
Kennedy’s Rebels are making a return trip to New York for the NIT Final Four Tuesday, and he said before the team left for the “Big Apple” that staying focused without stressing them out too much will be paramount for his young group. (March 29, 2010, Page 1B)
There’s a reason one particular quote from the most recent “30 for 30″ documentary by ESPN stood out to Mississippi sophomore guard Terrico White.
Toward the end of the “Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks” documentary, Miller says, “All the great players have always played great in this building. Anytime I played in the (Madison Square) Garden, something special was going to happen.”
White heard that, and something clicked. (more…) (March 29, 2010)
Just because the Ole Miss Rebels aren’t in the NCAA Tournament doesn’t mean that coach Andy Kennedy hasn’t been keeping up with how things are going in the “Big Dance.” Kennedy, a self admitted college basketball junkie, said he’s watched a good bit of the tournament and he called Kansas State’s win over Xavier Thursday night in the “Sweet 16″ an “instant classic.”
(more…) (March 26, 2010)