Andy Kennedy’s goal of getting the Ole Miss Rebels back in the NCAA Tournament finally came last year. After seven seasons in Oxford, and being oh so close several times, Kennedy was able to break the drought by guiding the Rebels through an up-and-down regular season and into a championship at the annual Southeastern Conference Tournament. (October 17, 2013, Page 8)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ole Miss’ amazing late-season run ended with heartbreak Sunday night in the Sprint Center. After winning the final two regular season games in the Southeastern Conference and then three straight in the SEC Tournament, as well as a second-round NCAA Tournament game against Wisconsin, the 12th-seeed Rebels finally met their match. (more…) (March 25, 2013, Page 1B)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There were several pivotal points in Sunday’s third-round NCAA Tournament game between the No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels and the No. 13 La Salle Explorers. There was none bigger, in the mind of Ole Miss guard Nick Williams, than the five-point swing the Explorers gained due to his foul of La Salle’s Sam Mills. (more…) (March 25, 2013, Page 1B)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ole Miss’ amazing run in the Southeastern Conference Tournament has continued into the Men’s NCAA Tournament. The No. 12 seed Rebels won their sixth straight game in a row Friday afternoon with a 57-46 triumph over No. 5 Wisconsin at the Sprint Center. (more…) (March 22, 2013)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Ole Miss gets set to play the Wisconsin Badgers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament today, three of the biggest reasons the Rebels have a chance to advance reside in the play of their seniors. (more…) (March 22, 2013, Page 6A)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Green may have been the preferred color to wear across the country because of St. Patrick’s Day Sunday, but there was a ton of red in the stands at the end of Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The reason? For the first time since 1981, the Ole Miss Rebels are SEC Tournament champions, thanks to a 66-63 win over the No. 13 Florida Gators at the Bridgestone Arena. The Rebels’ prize: Their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2002 as a No. 12 seed. (more…) (March 18, 2013, Page 1B)
In the stroke of three wild days in Nashville, the embattled Ole Miss basketball coach not only ended speculation that he’d be fired the same season he became the program’s winningest head coach, but that his style of coaching and development couldn’t get the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament. (more…) (March 18, 2013, Page 1B)
Even in the midst of a wild celebration, Andy Kennedy strongly disagreed with his star players. Reginald Buckner, Murphy Holloway, Nick Williams and Marshall Henderson repeatedly told the media over the course of their three days at the SEC Tournament that Ole Miss’ five-game winning streak en route to their first SEC title since 1981 was a direct response to the Rebels’ awful, thought-to-be-season-ending loss at Mississippi State.
BLOG — Two weeks after losing a heartbreaker at Mississippi State, the Ole Miss Rebels are playing for the Southeastern Conference Tournament title. (more…) (March 16, 2013)