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Friday, February 27, 2015

Martavious Newby

Watkins’ late basket lifts Arkansas past Ole Miss

Saturday’s game between a pair of NCAA Tournament hopefuls at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum went back and forth from the start. But the visitors got to set up their offense one last time and sent Ole Miss to another home loss. Manuale Watkins hit a baseline floater with 8 seconds left to allow No. 24 Arkansas to get out of the Tad Pad with a 71-70 victory, snapping a six-game winning streak for the Rebels. (February 15, 2015, Page 1B)

Moody’s 23 points power Ole Miss in rout of Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Leading by two points with 9:37 remaining the first half at Missouri on Saturday, Ole Miss’ Anthony Perez launched a 3-point attempt that bounced high off the back rim only to be palmed by teammate Stefan Moody in midair. The 5-foot-10-inch junior dunked it with his right hand before landing on his feet and flexing his arms in front of the Tigers’ student section. (February 1, 2015, Page 1B)

Rivalry’s impact differs between OM, MSU

Fresh off a victory over Florida on Saturday, which kept its NCAA Tournament hopes alive for now, the Ole Miss men’s basketball team must find a way to avoid having a letdown against a floundering Mississippi State team tonight inside C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum (8 p.m., SEC Network). (January 28, 2015, Page 1B)

Players settling into roles, reaping benefits for Ole Miss

As Frank Martin poured over film in advance of South Carolina’s trip to Ole Miss, the Gamecocks’ coach noticed something different about the Rebels. It was going to make life on the road in the Southeastern Conference that much harder. (January 13, 2015, Page 6, 7)

Ole Miss pushes No. 1 Kentucky to brink, falls in OT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Dominant almost all season and facing expectations of going unbeaten, top-ranked Kentucky looked vulnerable and very beatable against an Ole Miss team intent on pulling off a seismic upset. Wildcats guard Aaron Harrison thwarted the Rebels’ quest by scoring 26 points, including two big free throws with 1:29 remaining in overtime to put Kentucky ahead to stay. Kentucky then withstood three final Ole Miss attempts to rally before escaping with an 89-86 victory Tuesday night to win its Southeastern Conference opener and keep its hopes for a perfect season alive. (January 7, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

Rebels blow 17-point lead in 81-74 loss to WKU

It was a game the Ole Miss men’s basketball team had well in hand, but an offense that went cold and a scorching hot performance by Western Kentucky in the second half led to an 81-74 loss for the Rebels at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. (December 14, 2014, Page 1B)

Ole Miss holds on for road win over Ducks

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The smallest player on the floor provided the perfect exclamation point for Ole Miss’ statement win on Sunday. Stefan Moody’s two-handed dunk with 36 seconds left punctuated his 22-point performance that helped lead the Rebels (6-2) to a 79-73 victory over Oregon and avenged an overtime loss at home to the Ducks (5-3) last season. (December 8, 2014, Page 6)

Defense leads Ole Miss to 69-38 rout of Southern

 Ole Miss’ second showing in front of its home crowd was much more successful than the first thanks to some smothering defense. The Rebels held Southern to just 14 field goals and turned their defense into instant offense on their way to a 69-38 rout of the Jaguars on Thursday night at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (November 21, 2014)

BLOG: Ole Miss eases past Southern

BLOG — Stefan Moody had 13 points, LaDarius White added 12, and Ole Miss won its second straight game with a 69-38 rout of Southern on Thursday night at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (November 20, 2014)

Bucs stun Rebs in opener

Ole Miss’ basketball season got off to an ugly start Friday night. Cedrick Bowen slammed home a miss with less than a second left in overtime, and Charleston Southern shocked the Rebels, 66-65, in both teams’ season opener at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. An official review upheld the basket, handing Ole Miss its first loss to start a season since 2003 — and one of the worst in the Andy Kennedy era. (November 16, 2014, Page 4B)

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