Even in the midst of a wild celebration, Andy Kennedy strongly disagreed with his star players. Reginald Buckner, Murphy Holloway, Nick Williams and Marshall Henderson repeatedly told the media over the course of their three days at the SEC Tournament that Ole Miss’ five-game winning streak en route to their first SEC title since 1981 was a direct response to the Rebels’ awful, thought-to-be-season-ending loss at Mississippi State.
Ole Miss’ final push to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002 is down to a single game — or two, or three, depending on how it plays — starting tonight in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Nine teams will have been eliminated from the annual tourney by the time the third-seeded Rebels hit the floor at approximately 9 against No. 6 seeded Missouri at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (more…) (March 15, 2013, Page 6A)
COLUMN: NASHVILLE — It stands to feature an overwhelming amount of bad basketball, but the 2013 Southeastern Conference Tournament bracket reads like a history book of this season’s Ole Miss team, and maybe even tea leaves for its future. (more…) (March 14, 2013, Page 8)
Saturday’s 81-67 win over LSU on the road not only gave the Ole Miss Rebels their first 12-win season in Southeastern Conference play since 1998, but it also helped garner an honor for head coach Andy Kennedy in the process. (more…) (March 12, 2013, Page 7)
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy responded to one of the Rebels’ most deflating upset losses this season by incessantly reminding his players that if they pulled together, they could still capture an all-important top-four seed in the Southeastern Conference tournament. (more…) (March 11, 2013, Page 1B)
Andy Kennedy’s goal of earning a bye for his Ole Miss Rebels in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament became more of a reality Tuesday night with an 87-83 win over Alabama. While the ending at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum wasn’t ideal — Alabama hit six 3-pointers in the final 1:55 to cut a double-digit lead down to four — the Rebels played much better than they did last Saturday at Mississippi State to earn the win. (more…) (March 6, 2013, Page 8)
The final week of the men’s basketball regular season is officially here and the Ole Miss Rebels have a lot of work to do in order to even have a remote chance of advancing to the NCAA Tournament later this month. (more…) (March 5, 2013, Page 7)