NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Bobby Wahl turned in his eighth quality start of the season, allowing only two earned runs on three hits in more than seven innings of work, but No. 25 Ole Miss (34-20, 14-14 SEC) couldn’t get the offense going in a 3-0 loss at Vanderbilt (27-25, 14-14 SEC) on Thursday night.
Wahl (6-2) took the loss despite a solid outing, allowing three runs – only two of them earned – on the three hits with two walks and five strikeouts in 7.1 innings of work.
T.J. Pecoraro (1-4) picked up the win as he tossed a complete-game for Vanderbilt, allowing five hits with three strikeouts in his time on the mound. (May 18, 2012, Page 6A)
NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss’ Terrance Henry and Murphy Holloway said fatigue wasn’t a factor in Saturday’s 65-53 loss to Vanderbilt in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Their stats following the Rebels’ third game in three days at the New Orleans Arena said something completely different.
Henry and Holloway didn’t crack double digits in scoring in the loss and neither one was able to record an offensive rebound in a setback that dropped the Rebels to 20-13 on the year and sent Vanderbilt on to the title game Sunday that ended with the Commodores defeating No. 1 Kentucky 71-64. (March 12, 2012, Page 2B)
BLOG — Ole Miss’ inspired run through the Southeastern Conference Tournament in the New Orleans Arena came to an tough end for the Rebels as they lost 65-53 to Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon. (more…) (March 10, 2012)
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy understands just how important tonight’s home game with Vanderbilt really is. In the age of college basketball where RPI numbers have become critical to deciding who plays in the NCAA Tournament, Kennedy is well aware what a win over a quality team like Vanderbilt would mean to his young group. (February 16, 2012, Page 6)
After watching the Rebels turn the ball over five times, commit six penalties for 51 yards and only convert four of 14 third-down conversions, there wasn’t much Nutt could say about Saturday’s display of inept passing, running, blocking, catching and play calling other than it was bad. Really, really bad. (September 19, 2011, Page 1B)
SPORTS BLOG — NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A hapless effort on offense is not what the Ole Miss Rebels needed to produce in their first Southeastern Conference game of the season on Saturday afternoon. (more…) (September 17, 2011)
One thing the Ole Miss Rebels learned for sure from last season’s 4-8 season was how getting off to a good start in Southeastern Conference play dictates how the remainder of the league schedule fares.
Last year a 1-1 Ole Miss team lost 28-14 to Vanderbilt and only won one SEC game the rest of the way. The Rebels want to avoid another bad start and having already lost the opener to BYU, winning the SEC opener would go a long way to making up for that setback. (September 16, 2011, Page 6A)
Improving the way the offense moves the ball and how the offensive line blocks is what Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt is looking to fix this week as the Rebels prepare for Southeastern Conference play. Ole Miss opens SEC play at Vanderbilt and Nutt said that while the line played better last week against Southern Illinois, things would have to improve against the Commodores. (September 13, 2011, Page 6)