By Steve Vasallo
Johnny Neumann brought a new dimension to Ole Miss basketball in 1970 that had never been present prior and one we have not seen since. A high school All American from Memphis Overton, Neumann was the top recruited player in the nation during his senior year. Following his freshman year at Ole Miss (in the 70’s freshmen had their own separate program), Neumann led college basketball in scoring with a 40 points-per-game average.
Today, he has returned to Ole Miss to complete the requirements for his degree in sports journalism. I met with him recently and reflected back on his “two years of glory” with the Ole Miss basketball team.
Ole Miss spent the first half building a double-digit lead and a wave of momentum against Missouri. The Rebels used the second half to hold on. (February 10, 2014, Page 6)
BLOG — Marshall Henderson poured in a game-high 29 points, Jarvis Summers and LaDarius White added 16 apiece, and Ole Miss hung on for its biggest win of the season with a 91-88 victory over Missouri Saturday afternoon at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (February 8, 2014)
The Southeastern Conference’s basketball teams get a bad wrap. At least that’s the opinion of Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy. (February 7, 2014, Page 6A)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky never lost sight of Marshall Henderson. The 18th-ranked Wildcats kept the Ole Miss guard in check, especially during a dominant second half of an 80-64 victory over the Rebels on Tuesday night. (February 5, 2014, Page 7)
Selection Sunday is still more than a month away, but opportunities like those in front of Ole Miss this week will go a long way in determining if the Rebels ultimately hear their name called as part of the NCAA Tournament field. (February 4, 2014, Page 8)
For about seven minutes, everything clicked for Ole Miss. It was the most important stretch in helping the Rebels avoid what would’ve been their worst loss of the season. (February 3, 2014, Page 6)
BLOG — Marshall Henderson scored 21 points, Jarvis Summers and LaDarius White added 15 and 11 points, respectively, and Ole Miss rallied from a 15-point deficit midway through in the second half to post a 75-71 victory over South Carolina at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum Saturday afternoon. (more…) (February 1, 2014)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan McRae followed one of the worst shooting performances of his career with one of his best. And that was the key to leading Tennessee to an 86-70 victory over Ole Miss on Wednesday.
With more than half of the regular season in the rear view mirror, Ole Miss has come out victorius 14 of the 19 times it has taken the court. But many of those wins just aren’t that sexy. (January 29, 2014, Page 6)