Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy didn’t have to look at the stat sheet after Wednesday night’s game to know that Illinois State had just shot the lights out from floor and behind the 3-point arc. About the only thing Kennedy was unsure about was whether the 17 3-pointers the Redbirds made was C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum record or not.
Unfortunately for Kennedy and the Rebels, the 17 makes were a new arena record, for any team, and the end result of the hot-shooting night for the Redbirds was a 96-93 overtime loss for the Rebels in the first round of the Men’s National Invitation Tournament. (March 15, 2012, Page 6)
Unfortunately for White, watching the Bulldogs fall behind early and eventually lose to the Minutemen would have been a good lesson to learn from since it was the way the Bulldogs started that ended up hurting them in the loss, just like Ole Miss’ start hurt Wednesday. (more…) (March 15, 2012, Page 7)
Even though Henry and fellow teammate Nick Williams felt like the Rebels were a longshot to make the field of 68, there was still some hope until the final selections were made. (March 13, 2012, Page 6)
NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss’ Terrance Henry and Murphy Holloway said fatigue wasn’t a factor in Saturday’s 65-53 loss to Vanderbilt in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Their stats following the Rebels’ third game in three days at the New Orleans Arena said something completely different.
Henry and Holloway didn’t crack double digits in scoring in the loss and neither one was able to record an offensive rebound in a setback that dropped the Rebels to 20-13 on the year and sent Vanderbilt on to the title game Sunday that ended with the Commodores defeating No. 1 Kentucky 71-64. (March 12, 2012, Page 2B)
BLOG — Ole Miss’ inspired run through the Southeastern Conference Tournament in the New Orleans Arena came to an tough end for the Rebels as they lost 65-53 to Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon. (more…) (March 10, 2012)
BLOG: NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss’ grind-it-out style of winning games has never looked so good. Needing a win to keep their goal of making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002 alive, the Rebels knocked off Tennessee 77-72 in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Friday night. (more…) (March 10, 2012)
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)
Saturday is Senior Day at Ole Miss and there has been no bigger player for the Rebels this season than forward Terrance Henry. The difference maker in the Rebels’ most recent win over Arkansas, Henry will be playing his final regular season game at home against the red-hot Alabama Crimson Tide (20-9 overall, 9-6 in the Southeastern Conference). (March 2, 2012, Page 6A)