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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ole Miss Basketball

No billion dollar tourney, but a good one

Editor Don Whitten admits his billion dollar bracket for the NCAA Tournament didn’t last very long, but he offers several comments and opinions on the first two weeks of the tourney, including a look at the SEC, familiar foes, last-minute strategy and possible rules changes. (April 2, 2014, Page 4)

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    VIDEO: Henderson, Rebels rally past ‘Dores on Senior Day

    BLOGMarshall Henderson scored 18 points in his final game in front of the home crowd, Jarvis Summers added 12 points and Ole Miss rallied for a 65-62 victory over Vanderbilt in its regular-season finale Saturday afternoon at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (March 8, 2014)

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      Roundball Rebs’ schedule set for 2013-14

      With the Southeastern Conference finalizing its schedule for the upcoming season, SEC schools, including Ole Miss, were able to release their 2013-14 men’s basketball schedules. Dates and TV appearances are set for the Rebels, who are the defending SEC Tournament champions. (August 21, 2013, Page 8)

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        Local Sports Briefs

        Tuesday’s local sports briefs include:

        – Ben Hubbard made a hole-in-one at the recent Oxford Lady Charger Softball Benefit golf tourney played at the Country Club of Oxford

        – ESPN announced Monday it plans to televise Ole Miss basketball games against Kentucky and Oregon this season.

        – Ole Miss has promoted Lady Rebel assistant tennis coach Jason Ontog to associate head coach.

        – Registration is open for the fifth annual Lafayette Commodore Baseball Golf Tournament set for Sept. 14. (August 20, 2013, Page 7)

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          Kansas City familiar to Reb basketball fans

          “Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come …” The lyrics from that blues tune made famous by Wilbert Harrison, Fats Domino, The Beatles and countless other artists have been on the minds of Ole Miss basketball fans this week as they headed west to follow the Rebels. Editor Don Whitten recalls his previous two trips to K.C. to cover the Rebels and wonders what kind of weekend this one will be. (March 22, 2013, Page 4A)

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            The calls of March Madness

            Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks relates his memories of Ole Miss’ loss to Valparaiso in the 1998 NCAA Tournament and writes that he hopes things come full circle Friday when the Rebels take on Wisconsin. (March 21, 2013, Page 4)

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              McFarland can’t lead Lady Rebs past Lamar

              Acting head coach Brett Frank has said several times Valencia McFarland’s job is to ensure wins by showing up in multiple areas on the score sheet.

              Monday, Ole Miss’ All-Southeastern Conference guard barely found her way onto the scoresheet as the Lady Rebels fell to Lamar 85-71 at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.

              In 29 minutes, the junior registered just three points on 1 of 8 shooting from the floor. (November 20, 2012, Page 8)

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                ‘March Madness’ – when did it first hit you?

                There’s no question that the opening weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament once again is spreading “March Madness” across the country. Editor Don Whitten recalls when he first truly felt “March Madness” and wonders when it happened for readers. (March 19, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Rebels crack under pressure from Vanderbilt

                  With all the ice thrown on the floor during Vanderbilt’s 102-76 win over Ole Miss at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum Thursday night — the game had to be stopped twice due to cups being thrown from the student section — some should have been tossed on a couple of Rebels to help them chill out. (February 17, 2012, Page 6A)

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                    March madness – even with three more teams

                    Increasing the field for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships from 65 to 68 teams made the job of picking the teams much easier for the selection committee, right? Not so, says chairman Gene Smith. Editor Don Whitten, whoenjoyed a bit of “bracketology” during his years covering sports, agrees as he takes a look at the possibilities with the larger field. (February 21, 2011, Page 4)

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