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Saturday, November 22, 2014

SEC Basketball

No billion dollar tourney, but a good one

Editor Don Whitten admits his billion dollar bracket for the NCAA Tournament didn’t last very long, but he offers several comments and opinions on the first two weeks of the tourney, including a look at the SEC, familiar foes, last-minute strategy and possible rules changes. (April 2, 2014, Page 4)

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    Roundball Rebs’ schedule set for 2013-14

    With the Southeastern Conference finalizing its schedule for the upcoming season, SEC schools, including Ole Miss, were able to release their 2013-14 men’s basketball schedules. Dates and TV appearances are set for the Rebels, who are the defending SEC Tournament champions. (August 21, 2013, Page 8)

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      Ole Miss women drop SEC hoops opener

      The Ole Miss women battled back from a 10-point halftime deficit before eventually losing in the final minutes, 84-79, at LSU in the Southeastern Conference basketball opener for both teams. (January 4, 2013, Page 8A)

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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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            Sportswriter’s logic, fan’s lament

            AP PHOTO/MARK HUMPHREYTHE GODFREY SHOW — Oxford Town columnist Steven Godfrey lays it all out on the table as he ushers out the disappointing 2009-10 Rebel basketball season and welcomes in Rebel baseball and spring football. What happened? Without a doubt you’ll know exactly where this outspoken sportswriter stands on the issue of the Rebels’ collapse down the stretch which ultimately caused them to miss the Big Dance yet again. (March 18, 2010, Page 6)

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