Ole Miss Closes Out Non-Conference Slate with Austin Peay
Jan. 2, 2015
OLE MISS (8-4) vs. AUSTIN PEAY (5-8)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Arena: Tad Smith Coliseum (8,867)
Television: SEC Network +
Will Kollmeyer, play-by-play
Don Kessinger, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Satellite Radio: Sirius 136, XM 203
Live Audio: WatchESPN.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 3-0
Streak: OM, W3
In Oxford: OM leads 3-0
Last Meeting: OM W, 74-46 (12/4/02)
• Ole Miss leads nation in free throw percentage, hitting 78.5 percent of its attempts. The Rebels have hit 52 of their last 62 (.839) attempts from the line. Junior G Stefan Moody is tied for the lead in the SEC and tied for ninth in The nation shooting 91.8 percent from the free throw line.
• With a win over Southeast Missouri head coach Andy Kennedy earned his 200th career win.
• Nine of the Rebels’ 13 scholarship players posted a 3.0 GPA or above in the fall semester, as Ole Miss posted a record team GPA.
• Senior G LaDarius White scored a career-high 26 points off the bench, including connecting on a career-best 6 3-pointers, in the Rebels’ win come-from-behind win over Coastal Carolina. White is averaging 14.4 ppg off the bench over his last five games.
• Junior G Stefan Moody scored 25 points and knocked down a career-high 6 3-pointers in the Rebels’ game against Western Kentucky. Moody is averaging 16.4 ppg and shooting 44.1 percent from 3-point range over his last six games.
• Senior G Terence Smith earned his first career start against SEMO and responded with a career-high 16 points. Smith hit 3-of-4 from behind the arc after hitting only 1-of-17 attempts coming into the game.
• Senior G Jarvis Summers was named to the Cousy Award Watch List, which is given to the nation’s top point guard, and is the SEC active career leader in points (1,374), assists (411), minutes (3,238) and wins (73).
OLE MISS CLOSES OUT NON-CON AT HOME
Ole Miss will close the non-conference portion of its 2014-15 schedule Saturday when the Rebels take on the Austin Peay Governors. The Rebels open the SEC slate next Tuesday when they travel to Kentucky to face the No.1-ranked Wildcats in Lexington.
REBELS HITTING FREEBIES
Ole Miss leads the nation hitting 78.5 percent of its free throw attempts. The Rebels hit 19-of-21 attempts (.905) against Northern Arizona and have hit 52 of their last 62 from the line (.839). Four Ole Miss players are shooting at least 90.0 percent from the line, including junior G Stefan Moody, who leads the SEC and is tied for ninth in the nation shooting 91.8 percent (45-of-49).
OLE MISS ROUTS SEMO
Senior G Terence Smith a scored career-high 16 points, including hitting 3 3-pointers, in his first career start as Ole Miss coasted to an 82-51 victory over Southeast Missouri. Smith had scored just 21 points all season coming into the game and was only 1-of-14 from behind the arc. Senior F M.J. Rhett added 14 as four Rebels scored in double-figures in the win.
OLE MISS OVERCOMES DEFICIT TO TAKE DOWN CCU
Senior G LaDarius White scored a career-high 26, including hitting a career-best 6 3-pointers, as Ole Miss overcame a 17-point deficit to knock off Coastal Carolina. White was an efficient 7-of-13 from the field, 6-of-8 from 3-point range and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. It marked the first time the Rebels had overcame a deficit of 12 points or more since the 2013 SEC Championship game against Florida.
Senior G LaDarius White scored a career-high 26 points in the Rebels’ win over Coastal Carolina and is averaging 14.4 ppg off the bench over his last five games. White scored 18 points off the bench in the Rebels’ win over No. 23 Creighton, including 16 in the second half to spur the Ole Miss comeback. He was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field in the half including 2-for-2 from 3, and knocked down both free throw attempts. Ole Miss trailed the Bluejays by six at the half before White spurred the Rebels’ comeback with a player efficiency rating of +21. White is averaging 13.5 ppg off the bench over his last eight games.
OLE MISS DOWNS DUCKS ON THE ROAD
Junior G Stefan Moody led Ole Miss with 22 points, including a career-best 4 3-pointers, as the Rebels picked up a road win over the Oregon Ducks 79-73. Sophomore F Sebastian Saiz added a season-high 17 points and 5 rebounds for Ole Miss, which also had three players off the bench in double figures and outscored the Ducks 35-5 off the bench. The Rebels also dominated the points in the paint outscoring Oregon 41-28. The Rebels are now 13-6 against Power-5 conference teams under head coach Andy Kennedy.
REBELS TAKE DOWN RANKED FOE
Senior G Jarvis Summers led the Rebels with 23 points, while fellow senior G LaDarius White added 18, including 16 in the second half, as Ole Miss defeated No. 23 Creighton 75-68 at the Emerald Coast Classic. Junior G Martavious Newby and senior F M.J. Rhett added nine points apiece for the Rebels. Summers was 9-of-10 at free-throw line and Newby was 4-of-4 - all in the final 20 seconds - as the Rebels finished 19-of-21 overall from the line. It marked Ole Miss’ first win over a ranked opponent since knocking off No. 18 Wisconsin in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
MOODY BREAKS OUT
Junior G Stefan Moody scored a career-high 26 points, including 17 in the second half, as the Rebels knocked off Cincinnati to claim the Emerald Coast Classic crown. The junior college transfer was 9-of-17 (.529) from the floor and hit 3-of-7(.429) from behind the arc in the game after starting the season shooting just 28.9 percent from the floor and hitting only 3-of-21 from 3. Moody scored 22 points in the Rebels win at Oregon and added 25 points, including a career-high 6 3-pointers against Western Kentucky. Moody is averaging 16.4 ppg and has hit 19-of-45 (.422) from 3-point range over his last seven games.
REBS VERSUS GOVS
This is the fourth meeting all time between the Rebels and Governors with Ole Miss winning all three previous matchups. All three meeting have taken place in Oxford with the Rebels winning by an average margin of almost 25 points. Ole Miss won the last previous matchup 74-46 over Austin Peay in 2002.
KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION IN NINTH YEAR
In nine seasons under Mississippi native Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss has a 179-105 record, one SEC Tournament championship, two SEC West championships, six 20-win campaigns and six postseason berths, which includes an NCAA Third Round appearance and pair of trips to the NIT Final Four. The all-time winningest coach in school history, Kennedy has averaged more than 21 wins per season in his eight full years in Oxford.
KENNEDY’S FIRST EIGHT YEARS RANK AMONG ALL-TIME SEC GREATS ...
Last season, head coach Andy Kennedy moved past Florida’s Billy Donovan and Alabama’s Wimp
Sanderson for the third-most wins by a head coach in their first eight years in the league at one school.
See the list below:
1. Rick Pitino (Kentucky) - 219
2. Joe B. Hall (Kentucky) - 183
3. Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) - 171
4. Bill Donovan (Florida) - 169
Wimp Sanderson (Alabama) - 169
... AND HE IS MOVING UP THE NINE-YEAR LIST
Kennedy also ranks sixth on the list for most win by a coach in their first nine years in the league at one school. See the list below:
1. Joe B. Hall (Kentucky) - 205
2. Bill Donovan (Florida) - 193
3. Wimp Sanderson (Alabama) - 186
4. Rick Stansbury (MSU) - 185
5. Mark Gottfried (Alabama) - 181
6. Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) - 179
OLE MISS ‘D’ AMONG BEST IN THE LEAGUE
The Ole Miss defense is among the top units in the league ranking third in field goal percentage defense (.374), and sixth in blocked shots (4.3/game).
SCOUTING THE GOVERNORS
Austin Peay is 5-8 on the season after a 65-60 home win over North Florida on New Year’s Eve. The Governors on 4-1 at home this season, but 0-6 on the road a 1-7 overall away from home. Austin Peay boasts four scorers averaging double figures led by junior C Chris Horton, who is averaging a double-double with 12.1 ppg and 10.1 rpg. The Governors don’t shoot many 3-pointer having made just 64 on the season for an average of 4.9 per game and are shooting just 29.6 percent from behind the arc.
REBS PICKED SIXTH IN PRESEASON POLL
Ole Miss was projected to finish sixth in the SEC preseason media poll. Kentucky was predicted as the league champion followed by Florida, Arkansas, LSU and Georgia.
SUMMERS LEADS THE SEC
Senior G Jarvis Summers is the SEC active career leader in points (1,374); assists (411);
minutes played (3,238); and wins (73).
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