Gaskins knocked down six of 11 3-pointers to finish with a career-high 24 points as the Ole Miss Rebels men’s basketball team topped Big Ten opponent Penn State 84-71. (November 29, 2010, Page 4B)
The Ole Miss men’s hoops squad will look to get back on track Friday, hosting Big Ten opponent Penn State at 6 p.m.
The Nittany Lions (4-0 overall) enter Friday’s matchup at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum fresh off of a 77-61 win over Central Connecticut State on Monday.
Leading Penn State offensively is senior forward Jeff Brooks and senior point guard Talor Battle. Brooks is averaging a team-high 17.0 points per game. (November 25, 2010, Page 8A)
Sure, there were other issues — like the Rebels 8-for-16 peformance from free-throw line one game after converting 22 of 23 opportunities against Murray State — but after Buckner went down with what head coach Andy Kennedy called a bruise to the inside of his right knee at the 19:13 mark of the second half, the Rebels were never the same on the boards. (November 22, 2010, Page 3B)
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy wanted to see where his team was early in the season by scheduling tough opponents. Just three days after the Rebels opened the year with a hard-fought win over Arkansas State, they made a statement Wednesday night with a 77-61 win over Murray State at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
The victory was impressive for several reasons. Ole Miss (2-0 overall) continued to show its ability to guard teams and rebound well as a collective group while also shooting well from the free-throw line.
Wednesday’s win also came over a team that won 31 games last season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, a place the Rebels want to be later this season. (November 18, 2010, Page 6)
Thanks to career highs from Indiana-transfer Nick Williams and senior Zach Graham, the Ole Miss men’s hoops team picked up its second win of the season, topping the Murray State Racers 77-61. (more…) (November 17, 2010)
Chris Warren scored 20 of his game-high 26 points in the second half to lead Ole Miss to a come-from-behind 68-60 victory over Arkansas State in Friday’s season opener.
Warren’s 3-pointer from the top of the key with 4:30 left gave Ole Miss a 58-50 advantage — the Rebels’ largest lead of the game until his dunk in the final second. (November 15, 2010, Page 6B)
AROUND THE SQUARE AND BEYOND: Northwest Mississippi Community College football coach Ricky Woods wants to win an MACJC state title in the worst way, but he needs the help of area players, and district players, to help him do it. The Rangers finished the 2010 season with a 9-1 overall mark, but a 52-24 loss to Gulf Coast last Saturday at Bobby Franklin Field was not the ending Woods was hoping for. (more…) (November 11, 2010, Page 8)
Kennedy, who helped lead the Rebels to the NIT Final Four last year, talked highly about his team heading into the start of drills and thought the work they have done so far is a good foundation for things to come. (October 15, 2010, Page 6A)
Taking the right approach, without stressing his team in the process, is the goal of Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy over the next 36 hours as they prepare to meet Dayton in the Men’s National Invitation Tournament Final Four.
Kennedy’s Rebels are making a return trip to New York for the NIT Final Four Tuesday, and he said before the team left for the “Big Apple” that staying focused without stressing them out too much will be paramount for his young group. (March 29, 2010, Page 1B)
There’s a reason one particular quote from the most recent “30 for 30″ documentary by ESPN stood out to Mississippi sophomore guard Terrico White.
Toward the end of the “Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks” documentary, Miller says, “All the great players have always played great in this building. Anytime I played in the (Madison Square) Garden, something special was going to happen.”
White heard that, and something clicked. (more…) (March 29, 2010)