Two weeks ago, a subpar shooting performance would have likely resulted in a loss for the Ole Miss men’s basketball team. But thanks to recent wins over a ranked Kentucky team and road win at Arkansas, the new-look Rebels were able to grind out a 66-60 victory over LSU on Thursday night despite shooting just 38.9 percent from the floor. (more…) (February 10, 2011, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss overcame a subpar shooting effort, both from the field and free-throw line, to post a 66-60 win over LSU Wednesday night. (more…) (February 9, 2011)
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)
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)
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)
Ole Miss rediscovered its outside shooting touch to open the second half and surged away from LSU for a 78-51 victory Saturday.
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)