Ole Miss Falls To Vanderbilt

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Jarvis Summers (photo by Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Jarvis Summers (photo by Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Feb. 16, 2012

Final Stats |  Photo Gallery 1  |  Photo Gallery 2  | PDF Box Score Get Acrobat Reader

OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss had an opportunity to move into a tie for third place in the SEC standings against Vanderbilt, but the Commodores proved too much as they defeated the Rebels 102-76 Thursday night.

Jarvis Summers scored a team-high 14 points and dished out five assists and Murphy Holloway finished with 13 points and six rebounds for the Rebels (15-10, 5-6 SEC).

The Commodores (18-8, 7-4) raced out to a 53-28 first half lead behind the SEC’s two leading scorers, Jeffery Taylor and John Jenkins.

Taylor finished with 28 points, nine rebounds and three assists, and Jenkins added 26 points to lead the Commodores, who shot a blistering 62.5 percent from the floor.

It was a nip-and-tuck first 10 minutes, as the Rebels, behind solid inside play and perimeter shooting, countered an early onslaught from Taylor, who scored 13 of the Commodores’ first 18 points.

Holloway gave the Rebels an early 6-5 lead at the 17:37 mark on a put-back layup. The Commodores responded by scoring six unanswered points before Summers was fouled as he drained a three-pointer. Summers knocked down the free throw to complete the four-point play.

The Rebels would get within one for the fourth and final time when Demarco Cox hammered down a dunk off a beautiful feed from Jelan Kendrick to cut the Vanderbilt lead to 22-21. .

But cold shooting and the shot-blocking ability of Vanderbilt big man Festus Ezeli would hinder the Rebels for the remainder of the half, as the Commodores went on a 31-7 run to stretch the lead to 25 at halftime.

Vanderbilt, the SEC’s leading three-point shooting team, drained 10-of-12 treys and shot 70.8 percent from the floor in the first half.

The Rebels, after shooting 33.3 percent in the opening half, were sharper on offense in the second, knocking down their first four shots out of the break.

Fouls would prevent the Rebels from drawing close, as the Commodores went 30-of-38 from the free throw line, attempting 26 from the charity stripe in the second half.

Ole Miss dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 21 offensive rebounds—the fourth time that the Rebels have totaled more than 20 this season.

The Rebels will be back in action on Saturday, as they travel to Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., for a battle with SEC-leader No. 1 Kentucky. Tipoff is slated for 4:00 ET and the game will be televised on the SEC Network.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Grove Bowl to be Featured on SEC Network Platofrms

      Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Football

      The SEC Network will air every SEC spring football game with multiple viewing opportunities on both television and the network's digital platforms. All 12 spring football games will be carried live and in full on SEC Network + with additional... read more

    • Freeze, Players Talk Quarterback Competition

      Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - Football

      Through the first seven spring practices, or three weeks since the start of spring practice on March 3, there does not appear to be any separation between sophomores Ryan Buchanan and DeVante Kincade and junior college transfer Chad Kelly.  Whether... read more

    • VIDEO: 2015 Rebel Choice Awards

      Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - Athletics

      read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (March 17-23, 2015)

      Monday, March 23, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review March 17-23, 2015 Men's Basketball - Ole Miss scored 62 second-half points to overcome a 17-point halftime deficit, rallying past 11th-seeded BYU 94-90 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday. -... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- March 22

      Sunday, March 22, 2015 - Athletics

      The men's basketball team saw its run in the NCAA Tournament come to an end in the Round of 64 after a thrilling win in the First Four. The women's basketball team won two postseason WNIT games to continue its... read more

    • Trent, Bramlett Pitch Rebels Past No. 1 Florida

      Sunday, March 22, 2015 - Baseball

      Junior left-hander Christian Trent and sophomore right-hander Brady Bramlett picked up quality starts on the mound, and the offensive provided some timely hits, which proved to be a winning formula as Ole Miss claimed the weekend series over No. 1... read more

    • VIDEO: Insell Previews WNIT Matchup with GT

      Saturday, March 21, 2015 - Women's Basketball

      read more

    • Journey Ends for Five Seniors

      Thursday, March 19, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A four-year starter at point guard, one of the most accomplished players in program history, senior Jarvis Summers saw his Ole Miss career come to an end, as did four of his fellow seniors in LaDarius White,... read more

    • Kennedy, Mack Talk Familiarity, Preparations

      Thursday, March 19, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      From his five years at Cincinnati, three as an assistant coach and one each as associate head coach and interim head coach, head coach Andy Kennedy knows and has experienced the Xavier program first hand, having coached against the Musketeers... read more

    • Whirlwind Week Continues for the Rebels

      Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      Ole Miss has gone through a two-day turn twice, as well as a one-day turn when the Rebels played No. 23 Creighton and Cincinnati in back-to-back days at the Emerald Coast Classic, but they haven't gone through a turn quite... read more

    • PHOTOS: Ole Miss Basketball Defeats BYU

      Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      Photo Gallery "YOU BELONG!" - AK @OleMissMBB pic.twitter.com/N0E09nTXHy-- OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) March 18, 2015 REBS WIN!! REBS WIN!!! HELL YEAH DAMN RIGHT!!! @OleMissMBB #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/ak0Vwpq2He-- OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) March 18, 2015... read more

    • Ole Miss a Giant Killer against Xavier?

      Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      Giant Killers come in many different shapes and forms in the NCAA Tournament. They are not just your teams from smaller and mid-major conferences, but also your lower-seeded power-conference teams. As defined by ESPN's Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner, Giants Killers... read more

    • What They're Saying: Rebels Take Down BYU

      Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      March Madness reigned in Dayton, as 11th-seeded Ole Miss scored 62 second-half points to overcome a 17-point halftime deficit, rallying past 11th-seeded BYU 94-90 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday. The nation watched, and they reacted to... read more

    • PHOTOS: Ole Miss Basketball in Dayton

      Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      Photo Gallery Your NCAA Tournament Rebels! .@OleMissMBB pic.twitter.com/KkR8n8aF4Y-- OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) March 17, 2015... read more

    • Rebels Apply Lessons Learned in BYU Prep

      Monday, March 16, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      Talking to members of the local media Sunday before leaving for Dayton on Monday, head coach Andy Kennedy and senior guard Jarvis Summers spoke of a familiarity with BYU, their First Four opponent, from watching the Cougars' 73-60 win at... read more