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)
Ole Miss’ inability to put its loss to Mississippi State behind them cost them dearly against another set of Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. No. 24 Georgia jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game and continued to slice and dice up the Ole Miss defense the rest of the way en route to a one-sided 98-76 win.
The Bulldogs (13-3 overall, 2-1 in the Southeastern Conference) shot a blistering 63.5 percent (33-for-52) from the floor, the best percentage shot by any SEC team against any opponent this year, while all five starters scored at least 12 points in the effort. (January 17, 2011, Page 6)
It’s tough to think that the basketball season for the Ole Miss Rebels is over just three games into the Southeastern Conference slate, but that’s what an 0-3 start can do to even the most positive perspectives. (more…) (January 17, 2011, Page 6)
Thanks to an even offensive attack and a defense that never allowed Ole Miss to get into a rhythm, the No. 24 Georgia Bulldogs cruised to a 98-76 victory over the Rebels at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum today. (more…) (January 15, 2011)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Here is a closer look at today’s matchup between the Ole Miss Rebels and No. 24 Georgia Bulldogs at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (January 15, 2011)
A late surge by Mississippi State coupled with the inability to make shots at the most critical stages of the game cost the Ole Miss Rebels dearly in their Southeastern Conference home opener Thursday night. (more…) (January 14, 2011, Page 6A)
Ole Miss and Mississippi State may not be undefeated or ranked heading into tonight’s Southeastern Conference game at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum, but the outcome for both teams means just as much as any the two have played for in recent years.
Both the Rebels and Bulldogs are 0-1 in SEC play heading into tonight’s 8 p.m. game that can be seen on ESPN2. Neither team can afford too many losses to SEC West teams this season with the RPI being so low for all those teams on that side of the conference. For the Bulldogs, who have an RPI in the 200s, a setback tonight would make them 8-8 overall, while the Rebels are 12-4 and have an RPI in the mid 60s.
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said it’s important to get off to a good start at home in the SEC and build momentum for Saturday’s matchup with No. 23 Georgia. (January 13, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss has played Mississippi State more than any other team in its basketball history, but there is a certain unknown the Bulldogs bring to the table for Thursday night’s game at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (January 12, 2011, Page 6A)
An opportunity to earn a rare road win and gain a tremendous boost in the RPI is what the Ole Miss Rebels and head coach Andy Kennedy are hoping to gain in the Southeastern Conference opener at Florida Saturday.
Ole Miss (12-3 overall) will be opening the SEC season on the road for the 10th time in the last 13 seasons and facing arguably the best team in the SEC in the Gators, who are 11-3 and coming off two impressive wins over Xavier and Rhode Island. (January 7, 2011, Page 6A)
Not after the Rebels shot 69.6 percent in the second half, turning a close game into a 75-57 rout. (January 6, 2011, Page 6)