After losing three straight Southeastern Conference games, including a disappointing 73-60 loss to Tennessee on the road Wednesday, the Rebels responded with their biggest margin of victory in an SEC game with a 72-48 triumph over LSU. Ole Miss (16-12 overall, 6-8 SEC) did everything on coach Andy Kennedy’s checklist to earn a win over the Tigers, who defeated the Rebels 81-55 in the SEC opener for both teams on Jan. 7. (February 27, 2012, Page 4B)
Lifeless and looking for a spark. That’s the best way to describe how the Ole Miss Rebels played in the first half of their game with Auburn at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum Saturday night and what they needed to remedy the problem.
On the verge of letting another sub-par shooting performance take its toll in the loss column, the Rebels snatched a win from the jaws of defeat thanks to the heroic efforts of junior Murphy Holloway and some timely shooting from some players that had been lacking confidence. (more…) (February 13, 2012, Page 1B)
BLOG — Ole Miss men’s basketball team was much like a car that had the inability to go from park to drive during a considerable portion of Saturday’s game with Auburn at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (February 11, 2012)
STARKVILLE — Revenge was not a word that Mississippi State point guard Dee Bost used in his postgame comments Thursday night but it was quite obvious that defeating the Ole Miss Rebels was the main focus for the senior.
A little less than a month after dealing with comments directed at him from Ole Miss followers on Twitter, Bost gained a measure of revenge by helping lead the Bulldogs to a 70-60 win in front of a near capacity crowd of 10,364 at the Humphrey Coliseum. The native of Concord, N.C., finished with 15 points and a career-high 13 assists in the victory that was more one sided than the final score indicates. His floor game was praised by Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy, who has routinely said Bost is the best point guard in the Southeastern Conference. (February 10, 2012, Page 6A)
Saturday’s 66-62 win for the Ole Miss Rebels over South Carolina wasn’t the prettiest piece of basketball ever played at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. Both teams combined for 31 turnovers and shot under 50 percent (although the Rebels were close to breaking even at 49 percent).
Both teams gained momentum only to let the other back into the game. In short, it was the most ugly — and at the same time exciting — game of the year for Ole Miss fans simply because of the outcome. (January 30, 2012, Page 1B)
Saturday night’s game against South Carolina was special for Ole Miss junior forward Murphy Holloway, a native of Irmo, S.C., that was actually a member of the Gamecocks last season.
Holloway was unable to see any time last season due to transfer rules following his exit from Ole Miss, but he still spent a lot of time with the Gamecocks and got close to several members of the team. (more…) (January 30, 2012, Page 4B)
BLOG — Saturday night’s game with South Carolina may not have been the most efficient of the year for the Ole Miss Rebels. It may have been a grind that coach Andy Kennedy has come to call a lot of his team’s games, but in the end, it was a win. (more…) (January 29, 2012)
Several seasons of frustrating losses to Mississippi State were finally put to rest for the Ole Miss Rebels Wednesday night at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
For a team that had lost five straight games to the No. 18 Bulldogs, including three at home, Wednesday’s 75-68 win in front of a near capacity crowd felt extra special even if Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy talked about it being just another game on the schedule. (January 19, 2012, Page 6)
Things couldn’t have gone much better for Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy Wednesday night. Not only did he get to witness his daughter, Meagan, perform a great rendition of the National Anthem at the start of the Rebels’ matchup with Arkansas at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum, he was able to watch Murphy Holloway play for the first time since Dec. 21.
Holloway followed up Meagan Kennedy’s fantastic singing with some fantastic play of his own. Not only did Holloway finish with 19 points and 14 rebounds in the 71-63 win for the Rebels, the team played harder than they have in several games with Holloway on the court. Simply put: Holloway is the reason the Rebels are now 1-1 in the Southeastern Conference as opposed to 0-2. (January 12, 2012, Page 6)
SOUTHAVEN — JT Sulton had to get an IV early in the second half. His Middle Tennessee teammate, Raymond Cintron, was plagued by foul trouble.
Midway through the second half, however, the duo keyed a 13-1 run to spur Middle Tennessee to a 68-56 win over Ole Miss on Wednesday night at the DeSoto Civic Center. (more…) (December 22, 2011, Page 6)