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Ole Miss Basketball

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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