Ole Miss Hosts No. 10 Missouri Saturday

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Date: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Arena: Tad Smith Coliseum (8,867)
Television: FSN South
     Dave Neal, play-by-play
     Larry Conley, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
     David Kellum, play-by-play
     Keith Carter, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Satellite Radio: Sirius 93, XM 199
Series: First Meeting

TIP OFF

• Ole Miss opens Southeastern Conference home action Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum against the No. 10 Missouri Tigers. This marks the first-ever meeting between the Rebels and Tigers.
• The Rebels are looking for their first 2-0 start in the SEC since 2005-06, when Ole Miss started league play with three straight wins. A win would also give Ole Miss its best start since beginning the 2007-08 season 13-1.
• A win would give Ole Miss its first victory over a top-10 opponent since 2010-11, when the Rebels knocked off then No. 10 Kentucky at home. Ole Miss is 15-108 all-time versus top-10 teams.
• After a career-high 32 point outburst at Tennessee, junior G Marshall Henderson leads the SEC in scoring at 19.1 ppg and ranks second in the nation averaging 4.0 made 3-pointers per game. The 32 points is the most by an SEC player in a conference game since Chris Warren scored 33 against South Carolina in 2011.
• Senior F Murphy Holloway notched his league-best eight double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 boards in the Rebels’ SEC opener at Tennessee. Holloway leads all active SEC players with 33 career double-dou bles. Holloway continues to inch towards the top of the Ole Miss rebound list with 897 career boards. The senior now only trails Walter Actwood’s school record of 945 career boards.
• Head coach Andy Kennedy (137) is just seven wins away from tying B.L. Graham (144) for the most wins in Ole Miss history.

REBELS IN SEC HOME OPENERS

The Rebels have an overall record of 38-41 in their first SEC home game of the year. Ole Miss has gone 3-2 in its last five league home openers after knocking off Arkansas last season. Before losing to Mississippi State in 2011 and 2010 to start league play at home, Ole Miss beat LSU in 2008 and Arkansas in 2009.

HENDERSON OFF TO A HOT START

Junior G Marshall Henderson was known as a scorer when coach Andy Kennedy signed the guard out of South Plains Junior College, and the Hurst, Texas native has definitely lived up to that billing so far this season, as he is averaging a team-best 19.1 ppg. He leads the SEC and ranks second in the nation in 3-pointers made (3.9 pg) and leads the conference in scoring. Against ETSU, Henderson poured in a game-high 22 points, including 6-of-13 from three and pulling down six boards. Henderson scored a game-high 22 points in the season opener versus Mississippi Valley State, hitting 5-of-11 from behind the arc and becoming the first Rebel to nail five 3-pointers in a game since Dundrecous Nelson in 2011. He finished the game 6-of-12 from the field and added two steals and an assist in his first collegiate start. In his second game vs. Coastal Carolina, Henderson poured a season-high 27 points, including 6-of-13 from three, and added four assists, two rebounds and two steals. The 49 points Henderson scored in his first two games is the most by a Rebel to start his career since “World Class” Gerald Glass scored 59 points in 1988. Against Indiana State, he posted 27 points on 7-of-16 from 3-point, which is just one 3-pointer shy of the school record and is tied for third all time. Henderson scored a career-high 32 points in the SEC opener at Tennessee, which is the most points scored by a Rebel in their first league game since Ole Miss great Johnny Neumann scored 39 versus Auburn in 1970. It is also the most points scored by an SEC player in a conference game since Ole Miss’ own Chris Warren tallied 33 versus South Carolina in 2011.

HOLLOWAY IS MASTER OF THE GLASS

Entering his final season at Ole Miss F Murphy Holloway has moved into striking position of the Ole Miss career rebound mark. With 14 boards against the LMU, Holloway passed John Stroud and Joe Gibbon for second place on the Rebel rebound list and now has 897 career boards. The senior now only trails Walter Actwood’s school record of 945 career boards. Holloway is the SEC active career leader in rebounds and double-doubles, ranks second in steals and third  in points. He leads the SEC this season with eight double-doubles and leads the conference and ranks 11th in the nation in rebounding at 11.0 rpg.

REBELS AMONG NATION’S BEST

Ole Miss rates highly in the latest NCAA national stats(games through Jan. 6), as the Rebels rank fifth in the nation in turnover margin (+6.2) and scoring (83.1), 10th in 3-point FG percentage defense (27.0%) and scoring margin (+19.1), 11th in block shots (6.1), 13th in steals (9.9) and 34th in FG percentage defense (38.3%).

REBELS VERSUS RANKED FOES

This is the first game Ole Miss has played against a ranked team this season. The Rebels are 6-19 against top-25 opponents under head coach Andy Kennedy, including a 1-4 record last season. Ole Miss’ last win over a ranked opponent at home against then-No. 15 Mississippi State last year. The Rebels’ last win over a top-10 team came in 2011, when Ole Miss knocked off then-No. 10 Kentucky in Oxford.

RPI WATCH

With Wednesday’s victory at Tennessee, Ole Miss jumped to No. 48 in the ever-present Ratings Percentage Index (DailyPRI.com). Missouri comes into Saturday’s matchup with an RPI ranked No. 20 in the nation.

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Rebel big men Murphy Holloway and Reginald Buckner have been impressive for Ole Miss in the paint during their careers. Holloway leads all active SEC players with 33 career double-doubles and leads the league and ranks 14th in the nation this year with eight double-doubles. Buckner is second to Holloway among active SEC players with 13 career double-doubles and is tied for second in the conference this year with five double-doubles. The duo’s combined 46 career double-doubles ranks first among active players in the SEC. Ole Miss is 7-1 this season when Holloway records a double-double and 4-1 this year when Buckner pulls off the feat.

HISTORIC WIN IN KNOXVILLE

Ole Miss’ win at Tennessee on Wednesday was historic for several reasons: It was only the Rebels’ second-ever win in Thompson-Boling Arena and the first since 1991 ... It was Ole Miss’ first win in an SEC opener since 2006 ... The win moved Ole Miss’ record 12-2 which equals its best start since 2009-10 ... Ole Miss’ 38-of-44 effort from the charity stripe marked a pair of Thompson-Boling Arena opponent records ... Marshall Henderson’s 32 points were the most allowed by Tennessee since 2011 and the Rebels’ 92 points were the most the Vols has given up at home since allowing 105 points to Texas in overtime in 2006 and 103 points to Kentucky in regulation in 2001 ... It was also the most points Ole Miss has scored against an SEC opponent since tallying 98 in overtime against Arkansas in 2009 and was the most in regulation since scoring 105 points vs. Alabama in 2001.

HOLLOWAY JOINS THE 1,000-POINT CLUB

With 15 points vs. McNeese State, senior F Murphy Holloway became the 34th member of the Ole Miss 1,000-point club. Holloway passed Terrance Henry for 28th all-time scoring list with 16 points vs. Indiana State and now has 1,174 career points, which ranks 23th in school history just 27 points behind Rod Barnes for 22nd on the list. He currently ranks third in the SEC and 30th in the nation in field goal percentage (.555) and ranks ninth in the league in scoring at 15.7 ppg.

LOCK-DOWN DEFENSE

Ole Miss has been particularity stingy on defense this season as the Rebels rank fourth in the SEC and 34th in nation in field goal percentage defense (38.3%) and first in the league and 10th nation in 3-point percentage defense (27.0%). The Rebels rank second in the SEC and 13th in the NCAA steals (9.6 spg) and second in the league and 11th in the nation in blocks (6.0 bpg). Ole Miss has forced 247 turnovers this season and lead the league forcing an average of 17.6 turnovers per game, and currently ranks second in the SEC and fifth in the nation in turnover margin at +5.6.

SCOUTING THE TIGERS

Missouri picked up a win in its first-ever SEC game at home against Alabama on Tuesday. Mizzou, ranked No. 10 in the nation in the Associated Press poll, is led by junior guard Phil Pressey, who is the reigning SEC Player of the Week. Pressey leads the league averaging 7.2 assists per game. The Tigers finished the non-conference season undefeated for the seventh consecutive year and completed the year with 73 consecutive non-league wins inside Mizzou Arena. That streak dates back to the season opening game of the 2005-06 campaign and a loss to Sam Houston State in the Preseason NIT. No team has topped 70 points at Mizzou Arena this year after Bucknell finished with 64 points. Missouri was out-rebounded by Bucknell 39-38, marking the first time the Tigers have failed to win the rebounding advantage in a game this year. However, Missouri is still averaging 46.7 rebounds per game this season, tops in college basketball.

BUCKNER MOVES UP IN SEC CAREER BLOCKS LIST

Senior F Reginald Buckner became the Rebels’ all-time career leader in blocked shots last year. In just 110 games, the Memphis native has now accumulated 269 blocks, and moved passed Jamaal Magloire, of Kentucky,  for ninth in SEC history. The school record was previously held by Sean Murphy, who had 180 blocks in 117 games from 1988-91. Buckner’s 2.9 average this season ranks second among SEC players and ninth in the nation. He now holds the school record for blocks in a career, season and game. He blocked at least one shot in every game this season, 31-of-33 games last year and 97-of-110 games over his four-year career. His total of 69 blocks last season is the Ole Miss record by a junior and is the second-most in a season in school history. His sophomore season total of 95 is the school record.

SEC Career Blocks Leaders

1.            564         Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State (2007-10)

2.            412         Shaquille O’Neal, LSU (1990-92)

3.            360         Kyle Davis, Auburn (2001-04)

4.            327         Lavon Mercer, Georgia (1977-80)

5.            318         Steven Hill, Arkansas (2005-08)

6.            285         Robert Horry, Alabama (1989-92)

7.            275         Sam Muldrow, South Carolina (2008-11)

8.            272         Dwayne Schintzius, Florida (1986-90)

9.            269         Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss (2009-)

10.          268         Jamaal Magloire, Kentucky (1997-2000)

11.          266         Roy Rogers, Alabama (1993-96)

12.          249         Brandon Wallace, South Carolina (2004-07)

               249         Erick Dampier, Mississippi State (1994-96)

14.          247         Charles Claxton, Georgia (1992-95)

15.          241         Mamadou N’diaye, Auburn (1997-2000)

OLE MISS TAKES DOWN FIRST BIG EAST FOE

Ole Miss earned its first-ever home win over a Big East member school when the Rebels took down Rutgers. The Rebels had previously beaten Louisville, South Florida and Temple at home, but none were members of the Big East at the time. Last year, Ole Miss knocked off Miami for its first home win versus an ACC opponent and defeated Penn State for its first-ever Big Ten road win.

HOLLOWAY NAMED TO DIAMOND HEAD ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Senior F Murphy Holloway was named to the Diamond Head Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 19.0 ppg and 11.7 rpg over three contests. Holloway posted double-doubles to two games, including a  23-point, 13-rebound effort vs. San Francisco, and missed a third-straight double-double in the final game by just one rebound.

HOLLOWAY NAMED SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Senior F Murphy Holloway was named the SEC Player of the Week for Nov. 26 after averaging 19 points and 8.5 boards in a pair of wins over McNeese State and Lipscomb. He scored 15 points versus McNeese to become the 34th player in Rebel history to top 1,000-career points and posted a season-high 23 points and pulled down eight rebounds in just 24 minutes against Lipscomb. Holloway was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field against the Cowboys and shot 80.0 percent for the week to raise his SEC-best field goal percentage to 71.7 for the season.

KENNEDY NOTCHES CAREER WIN 150

With a victory over McNeese State, head coach Andy Kennedy notched his 150th career victory. Kennedy is 158-93 (.629 winning pct.) in his eighth season as a head coach.

WE MUST PROTECT THIS BALL

Sophomore point guard Jarvis Summers has done a particularly great job of limiting turnovers this season, as he leads the SEC and ranks fifth in the nation in assist/turnover ratio at 4.3. Summers has only committed 12 turnovers on the season compared to 51 assists.

DEFENDING HOME COURT

Winning at home has been a trademark of Andy Kennedy’s squads since he took the reins in 2006-07. Ole Miss is 92-18 (.836 win pct.) in games played at Tad Smith Coliseum during Kennedy’s tenure, including an 8-0 record this season. Ole Miss has won 223 of its last 273 games (.817 win pct.) in Oxford dating back to the 1995-96 campaign. The Rebels have an all-time record of 456-197 (.698 win pct.) at Tad Smith Coliseum, which opened in 1965-66.

 

 

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