NEW ORLEANS — In an arena where NBA stars shine on a regular basis, Ole Miss junior guard Nick Williams performed like a professional standout for the Rebels Thursday night.
Williams led the resurgent Rebels to a 68-54 win over Auburn in the first round of the 2012 Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament by scoring a career-high 22 points. Williams, who came in averaging just over 10 points a game, was sensational shooting the ball from the field. He made mid-range jumpers — the shots he feels most comfortable taking and making — as well as four 3-pointers on eight attempts. (more…) (March 9, 2012, Page 6A)
NEW ORLEANS — Auburn men’s basketball coach Tony Barbee has a lot on his plate currently, but he knows that tonight’s matchup between the No. 7 seed Ole Miss Rebels and No. 2 seed Tennessee Volunteers in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Southeastern Conference Tournament should be a good one.
In between questions about a point-shaving scandal involving one of his players and how his Tigers move forward with the year now complete, Barbee was asked what he thought about the Rebels and Volunteers and which team had an advantage. (March 9, 2012, Page 6A)
NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss defeated Auburn 68-54 in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Thursday evening. (more…) (March 8, 2012)
Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy said during Saturday’s postgame press conference his team didn’t do things easy.
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)
BLOG — Ole Miss’ second meeting with LSU was much like the first in Baton Rouge, La., other than it was the Rebels who posted a one-sided victory instead of the Tigers. (more…) (February 25, 2012)
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)
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)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ole Miss had a chance to defeat Alabama in regulation. The Rebels appeared to have an even better opportunity of knocking off the Crimson Tide in the first of two overtime sessions. By the time the second overtime really got going Saturday night at Coleman Coliseum, the Rebels were playing from behind and a late 3-point attempt to tie the game fell completely off the mark.
In the end, Ole Miss fell 69-67 to Alabama in two overtimes, the second time in less than a month the Rebels have played and lost a game in two overtimes in the state of Alabama. (more…) (February 6, 2012, Page 2B)
BLOG — TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ole Miss’ second road trip to Alabama for basketball produced yet another double overtime loss for the Rebels. (more…) (February 4, 2012)