KANSAS CITY, Mo. — All week long the focus heading into today’s second round NCAA Tournament matchup between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Wisconsin Badgers has revolved around style of play. The 23-11 Badgers, who are seeded fifth in the West Region, have been labeled as defensive and boring. (more…) (March 22, 2013, Page 6A)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ole Miss got some great news on the injury front Thursday when sophomore point guard Jarvis Summers said he was cleared medically and is able to play again. Summers suffered a mild concussion in last week’s Southeastern Conference Tournament. He went down early in the second half of the Rebels’ matchup with Missouri and didn’t play the final two games. (more…) (March 22, 2013, Page 6A)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Ole Miss gets set to play the Wisconsin Badgers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament today, three of the biggest reasons the Rebels have a chance to advance reside in the play of their seniors. (more…) (March 22, 2013, Page 6A)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In less than 24 hours, the Ole Miss Rebels will play in their first NCAA Tournament game since 2002. How Ole Miss got to the Sprint Center to as the No. 12 seed to play No. 5 Wisconsin in the Kansas City Regional has been well documented. The Rebels won three straight games in last week’s Southeastern Conference Tournament, their first title since 1981, and now look to improve a late-season run by knocking off the Badgers and whoever else may await in the third round on Sunday. (more…) (March 21, 2013, Page 7)
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said the No. 12 seed Rebels and the fifth-seeded Badgers, led by Big Ten Coach of the Year Bo Ryan, are as different as night is to day.
He was carrying Georgia by the end of the season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Green may have been the preferred color to wear across the country because of St. Patrick’s Day Sunday, but there was a ton of red in the stands at the end of Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The reason? For the first time since 1981, the Ole Miss Rebels are SEC Tournament champions, thanks to a 66-63 win over the No. 13 Florida Gators at the Bridgestone Arena. The Rebels’ prize: Their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2002 as a No. 12 seed. (more…) (March 18, 2013, Page 1B)
In the stroke of three wild days in Nashville, the embattled Ole Miss basketball coach not only ended speculation that he’d be fired the same season he became the program’s winningest head coach, but that his style of coaching and development couldn’t get the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament. (more…) (March 18, 2013, Page 1B)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Adversity is something the Ole Miss men’s basketball team has had to overcome all year long. From losing front line players DeMarco Cox and Aaron Jones, to losing point guard Jarvis Summers in the Southeastern Conference Tournament, the Rebels dealt with the setbacks and continued to win games in the process. (more…) (March 18, 2013, Page 4B)