Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy didn’t have to look at the stat sheet after Wednesday night’s game to know that Illinois State had just shot the lights out from floor and behind the 3-point arc. About the only thing Kennedy was unsure about was whether the 17 3-pointers the Redbirds made was C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum record or not.
Unfortunately for Kennedy and the Rebels, the 17 makes were a new arena record, for any team, and the end result of the hot-shooting night for the Redbirds was a 96-93 overtime loss for the Rebels in the first round of the Men’s National Invitation Tournament. (March 15, 2012, Page 6)
NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss’ Terrance Henry and Murphy Holloway said fatigue wasn’t a factor in Saturday’s 65-53 loss to Vanderbilt in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Their stats following the Rebels’ third game in three days at the New Orleans Arena said something completely different.
Henry and Holloway didn’t crack double digits in scoring in the loss and neither one was able to record an offensive rebound in a setback that dropped the Rebels to 20-13 on the year and sent Vanderbilt on to the title game Sunday that ended with the Commodores defeating No. 1 Kentucky 71-64. (March 12, 2012, Page 2B)
BLOG — Ole Miss’ inspired run through the Southeastern Conference Tournament in the New Orleans Arena came to an tough end for the Rebels as they lost 65-53 to Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon. (more…) (March 10, 2012)
BLOG — Here in the New Orleans Arena watching LSU tangle with Arkansas in the first game of the 2012 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament. (more…) (March 8, 2012)
NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy will get a chance to see just how deep his team can go in the first game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament tonight. (more…) (March 8, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said he would love to see if his team’s perceived lack of depth would become a problem in the late stages of this week’s Southeastern Conference Tournament at the New Orleans Arena. Kennedy was asked during Monday’s Southeastern Conference men’s basketball teleconference if depth issues could hurt as the Rebels move on in the tournament that begins Thursday night against Auburn. (March 6, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy said during Saturday’s postgame press conference his team didn’t do things easy.
Ole Miss freshman guard LaDarius “Snoop” White had been waiting for a chance to showcase his talents to Rebels fans.
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)
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)