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 freshman forward Jelan Kendrick has issued a statement apologizing for the verbal confrontation he had with teammate Reginald Buckner following Thursday night’s loss to Vanderbilt at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (February 17, 2012)
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy understands just how important tonight’s home game with Vanderbilt really is. In the age of college basketball where RPI numbers have become critical to deciding who plays in the NCAA Tournament, Kennedy is well aware what a win over a quality team like Vanderbilt would mean to his young group. (February 16, 2012, Page 6)
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)
Tonight’s game at No. 18 Mississippi State is important on so many different levels for the Ole Miss Rebels. Besides having a chance to earn a season sweep of the Bulldogs, the Rebels need a victory to improve their chances of making next month’s NCAA Tournament.
The Rebels (14-8 overall, 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference) let an opportunity to earn a road win at Alabama on Saturday slip through their fingers. Not only did the loss put them behind Alabama in the standings, it dropped their RPI rating down to the mid 50s, a figure that has to be improved if they have a realistic chance of earning a bid as an at-large team in the “Big Dance.” (February 9, 2012, Page 8)
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)
Thursday night’s Southeastern Conference matchup with No. 14 Florida was a tale of two halves for the Ole Miss Rebels.
Everything that could go right for the Rebels did in the first 20 minutes of action at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
They hit shots at an exceptional rate, got rebounds on both ends of the floor and did a great job of slowing down the SEC’s top offense to the tune of 28 points. But as good as the Rebels were in the opening half, the Gators proved to be that much better when it counted down the stretch. (more…) (January 27, 2012, Page 6A)
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)
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)