STARKVILLE — Ole Miss’ goal of winning out in the regular season in the hopes of securing an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament was dealt a severe, if not fatal, blow at the hands of an undermanned Mississippi State team Saturday afternoon. Outplayed and outhustled all game long, the Rebels suffered a shocking 73-67 defeat to the Bulldogs in front of a jubilant crowd of 5,853 at Humphrey Coliseum. (more…) (March 4, 2013, Page 1B)
COLUMN: STARKVILLE — Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy put both of his hands over his face right before meeting his team for one of their last timeouts in Saturday’s game with Mississippi State. (more…) (March 4, 2013, Page 1B)
Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy got encouraging news on the injury front Thursday afternoon. Less than 24 hours after leaving the Texas A&M game assisted by two trainers, freshman forward Anthony Perez’s feared leg injury turned out to be a Grade 1 sprain to his medial collateral ligament in his knee. (more…) (March 1, 2013, Page 6A)
Ole Miss may still not have defended like coach Andy Kennedy would have liked, but his Rebels’ most complete offensive game in a few weeks more than made up for that fact Wednesday night against Texas A&M. Ole Miss’ version of the “Big Three” — Marshall Henderson, Reginald Buckner and Murphy Holloway — combined to score 46 points in the 82-73 victory over the Aggies at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (February 28, 2013, Page 7)
A loss to South Carolina a week ago only put the Ole Miss Rebels in jeopardy of not making the NCAA Tournament, it didn’t completely rule them out. There is still hope that they can be one of the 68 teams in the field that will be announced in less than month, and the way coach Andy Kennedy views it, there are four games left on the regular season schedule that can only help the Rebels’ chances. (more…) (February 27, 2013, Page 6)
On a day when Andy Kennedy became the winningest coach in Ole Miss men’s basketball history, it was the son of a coach that made the biggest adjustment in regards to the Rebels and their recent misfortunes on the hardwood. (more…) (February 25, 2013, Page 1B)
Ole Miss’ goal of making the NCAA Tournament is still intact today thanks to the play of Marshall Henderson and an improved defensive effort against the Georgia Bulldogs in the overtime session of Saturday’s game at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (February 18, 2013, Page 7)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M’s Elston Turner knew something had to change after making just seven of 27 shots in his last two games combined.
So he stayed after each practice this week, remaining at the gym until he made at least 100, and sometimes as many as 150, extra shots a day.
Turner’s hard work was evident Wednesday night, when he had 37 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, to give Texas A&M a 69-67 win over Ole Miss. (February 14, 2013, Page 8)
Ole Miss senior forward Reginald Buckner will be in the lineup Wednesday when the Rebels tangle with Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. The 6-foot-9 Memphis native was issued a flagrant foul in the second half of Ole Miss’ road game at No. 21 Missouri this past Saturday and was not allowed to finish the game. (more…) (February 12, 2013, Page 7)