Rebels Welcome No. 11 Auburn to The Pavilion Tuesday
Jan. 29, 2018


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GAME 22
Matchup: #11 Auburn (19-2, 7-1 SEC) at Ole Miss (11-10, 4-4 SEC)
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 8 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Arena: The Pavilion at Ole Miss (9,500)
Television: SEC Network
    Dave Neal, play-by-play
    Daymeon Fishback, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss IMG Sports Network (Sirius-138, XM-384)
    David Kellum, play-by-play
    Keith Carter, analyst
Series: Auburn leads 76-58
Last Meeting: Jan. 9, 2018
    Auburn won 85-70
    Auburn, Ala.

PROMOTIONS
- First 1,000 fan receive Mt. Ruhmore collectable (3 of 4) feature Marshall Henderson
- Meet the No. 9 ranked Ole Miss baseball team

TIPOFF TIDBITS
- The Rebels’ week consists of two games against ranked opponents.
- Ole Miss has won 10 of the last 11 matchups versus Auburn.
- The last time Ole Miss and Auburn played in The Pavilion, the Rebels rallied from a 23-point deficit for the largest comeback in school history.
- The Rebels are 15-6 versus Auburn under Andy Kennedy.
- Ole Miss is coming off a loss to Texas in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
- Sophomore center Dominik Olejniczak tallied a career-high 16 points at Texas.
- Ole Miss has won six straight home games and is 4-0 in SEC play in The Pavilion.
- The Rebels are one of two SEC teams to have a .500-or-better SEC record in each of the last six seasons.
- Ole Miss ranks second in the SEC and 29th nationally in assist/turnover ratio (1.4).
- Senior Deandre Burnett is one of two players in the SEC to rank top 10 in the conference in assists, assist/turnover ratio, three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage.
- Burnett celebrated his 24th birthday on Monday.
- Burnett averages 20.8 ppg in the Rebels’ four SEC wins.
- Sophomore Breein Tyree is averaging 12.9 ppg in SEC play; Tyree tied his career high with 24 points against Auburn in the first matchup between the two conference foes this season.
- The Rebels are 84th in the RPI; Ole Miss has finished in the top 100 of the RPI in all 11 seasons under Andy Kennedy, one of only 20 programs to do that.  
- Seven of the Rebels’ 10 remaining regular season games are against teams in the RPI top 50.
- The Rebels are 10-3 when shooting over 30 percent from beyond the arc.
- When he starts, junior Bruce Stevens averages 13.6 ppg.
- Guards are accounting for 70.8 percent of the Rebels’ scoring.
- Ole Miss is in the 12th season of the Andy Kennedy era; Kennedy, the Dean of the SEC, is the winningest coach in school history with 245 victories. With 102 SEC wins, he is one of only 23 coaches all-time with 100 SEC victories.

PARTY LIKE IT’S 1959
Playing their 108th season of college basketball, the Rebels are 1,292-1,292 all-time. After a win over Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 13) earlier this season, Ole Miss moved its all-time winning percentage over .500 for the first time since Jan. 12, 1959 when they were 441-440 overall. To put that in perspective, a gallon of gas cost 25 cents, while 1959 was also the year that Alaska and Hawaii became states. As a program, Ole Miss was 95 games under .500 when Andy Kennedy took over in Oxford prior to the 2006-07 season.

SCOUTING AUBURN
Auburn enters Tuesday’s matchup with a 19-2 record, including 7-1 in the SEC to sit atop the conference. The Tigers’ only SEC loss came at the hands of rival Alabama (Jan. 17), but they have rattled off three straight wins since their lone setback. Auburn leads the SEC in multiple categories, including scoring offense (86.0 ppg), scoring margin (+13.8), free throw percentage (.785), offensive rebounds per game (12.8) and three-pointers made per game (10.0). The Tigers rank third nationally in free throws made (408) as well as sixth in blocks per game (6.2). Individually, Anfernee McLemore is ninth in the country as the SEC’s leader in blocks (3.0 per game). Auburn averages 86.0 ppg to rank 10th nationally led by Bryce Brown (16.3 ppg) and Mustapha Heron (15.3 ppg). Making 4.1 threes per game and shooting 47.8 percent from long distance, Brown is the conference leader in both categories. Bruce Pearl is in his fourth season guiding the Auburn program. He is in his 23rd season as a head coach with stops at Southern Indiana (1992-2001), Milwaukee (2001-05) and Tennessee (2005-11) before arriving at Auburn in 2014.

SERIES HISTORY
Auburn leads the all-time series 76-58, but the Rebels have won 10 and the last 11 over the Tigers and 13 of the last 16. In the first matchup of the season, Auburn rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to snap the Rebels 10-game winning streak in the series. It was the longest in school history against an SEC foe, bettering a pair of eight-game streaks against LSU and Mississippi State. During the winning streak, five of the Rebels’ victories occurred in Oxford, four in Auburn and one at the SEC Tournament (2012). Head coach Andy Kennedy is 15-6 in his career against the Tigers including a 10-1 mark in the last 11 contests.

LAST TIME WE MET
The Rebels and Tigers will concluded a home-and-home series Tuesday night. With the absence of leading scorer Deandre Burnett to the flu, Ole Miss saw its 10-game winning streak against No. 22 Auburn come to an end Jan. 9. The Rebels jumped out to a 45-35 lead at the half, but the Tigers exploded for 50 points in the final 20 minutes to win 85-70. Breein Tyree continued his strong play with a game-high 24 points, matching his career high. Terence Davis (13 points, 10 rebounds) and Dominik Olejniczak (10 points, 10 rebounds) recorded double-doubles, the first time Ole Miss had two players with double-doubles since March 4, 2017 (vs. South Carolina). Bruce Stevens added 12 points as well, knocking down a pair of threes after entering the game with only two three-pointers made all year.

LAST YEAR’S GAME IN THE PAVILION
The last time Ole Miss and Auburn met in The Pavilion, the Rebels had to orchestrate one of the biggest comebacks in school history (Feb. 11, 2017). With 18:53 left in the second half, Auburn hit a 3-pointer that increased the Tigers lead to 23 points at 52-29. From that point forward, Terence Davis and Cullen Neal saw to the Rebels’ rapid comeback in the second half to knock off Auburn 90-84. Davis hit 11 of 13 shots for 26 points in the final 20 minutes of the game. He and Neal combined for 41 of the Rebels 63 second half points to finish the game with 26 and 20 points, respectively. The Rebels were very good at the free throw line, hitting 27 of 31 (87.1 percent) from the charity stripe. Ole Miss overcame a 20-point halftime deficit for just the second time in school history. The 23-point comeback tied the largest in school history, when the Rebels erased the same 23-point deficit to knock off Alabama in 2010.

INDIVIDUAL REBELS VERSUS AUBURN
Two Rebels are averaging double figures versus Auburn throughout their careers in an Ole Miss uniform. In his first season as a Rebel, last year, Deandre Burnett scored 18.0 ppg in a pair of victories over the Tigers. Terence Davis averages 12.2 ppg in five games against Auburn. He only played 10 minutes total versus the SEC foe as a freshman but he tallied 21.0 ppg in last season’s contests. Also facing the Tigers five times, Marcanvis Hymon tallies 8.2 ppg against them, nearly double his overall career average (4.6 ppg). As a sophomore during the 2015-16 campaign, Hymon averaged 15.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in the Auburn games.

REBEL-TIGER CONNECTION
Prior to joining Andy Kennedy’s staff, Ole Miss assistant coach Tony Madlock spent four seasons (2010-13) as an assistant coach at Auburn under Tony Barbee. While coaching the Tigers, Madlock recruited three top-100 players. He also coached Chris Denson, who earned second team All-SEC honors following the 2013-14 campaign. Since arriving at Ole Miss, Madlock is 5-1 against his former team.

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 143-37 (.794 win pct.) in home games during Kennedy’s tenure. In two seasons playing in the $96.5 million Pavilion at Ole Miss, the Rebels hold a 30-11 (.732) advantage against the opposition. Ole Miss has won 268 of its last 337 games (.795 win pct.) in Oxford dating back to the 1996-97 campaign. The Rebels are currently riding a six-game winning streak in The Pavilion.

OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD
So far this season, Ole Miss has six victories over RPI top 100 teams, including two over opponents ranked in the top 50. Comparing to last year’s run to the NIT Quarterfinals, Ole Miss had only three top 100 wins. With 10 regular season games remaining, the Rebels still have a plethora of opportunities in front of them to build their résumé. Seven of the 10 games left come against teams in the top 50 of the RPI, including four at home. Auburn enters Tuesday’s contest ranked No. 5 in the RPI, which is a Quadrant 1 opportunity for the Rebels. Ole Miss still has to play five games against RPI top 25 teams.

REBELS FALL TO TEXAS IN BIG 12/sEC CHALLENGE
Despite impressive performances by Dominik Olejniczak and Deandre Burnett, Ole Miss could not slow down Texas giant Mohamed Bamba in an 85-72 road loss to the Longhorns in the Big 12/SEC Challenge (Jan. 27). Matched up with UT’s heralded freshman, Olejniczak answered the challenge early, connecting on his first five shots, and finished the game with a career-high 16 points. Burnett notched his second-straight 20-point outing with 21 to lead Ole Miss, who lost to Texas for just the second time in seven all-time meetings and first encounter since 1937. Bamba paced Texas with 25 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. His pressure on the Rebel frontcourt forced Bruce Stevens and Justas Furmanavicius into foul trouble, and both fouled out with more than six minutes left in the game.

GUARD PLAY LEADS TO WIN OVER ALABAMA
Guard play has been the name of the game for the Ole Miss, and that’s exactly what catalyzed them to a 78-66 win over Alabama (Jan. 23) to improve to 4-0 at home in SEC play. Deandre Burnett led all scorers with 24 points. Terence Davis and Markel Crawford complimented him with 15 each. The Rebel backcourt combined for 63 points on the night. A rather up-and-down first half was largely defined by scoring droughts and long runs. Ole Miss jumped out to an 18-9 lead in the game’s first seven minutes before Alabama fired off an 18-0 run that saw the Rebels go scoreless for nearly eight minutes of game time. Ole Miss responded by finishing the half on a 23-4 run and snagged a 41-31 lead going into the locker room. Burnett had 16 first half points on a nifty 6 of 8 shooting. Alabama came into the game as the number one rated team in the SEC in defensive efficiency, but Ole Miss shot 50 percent from the field on the night.

GET TO THE LINE
When the Rebels get to the line often and convert their free throws, they usually come out on top. Ole Miss is 4-2 when making at least 20 free throws in a game. The two losses occurred versus Illinois State (Dec. 16), when the Rebels sank 28 free throws, and at Arkansas (24 of 29). In the win versus Florida (Jan. 13), Ole Miss went 22 of 26 (84.6 percent) from the line to help knock off the Gators.

RELYING ON THE THREE
Ole Miss has relied on the long ball this season, making 8.5 threes per game (fourth in the SEC). The Rebels are 10-3 when they shoot over 30 percent from beyond the arc. Despite shooting over 30 percent in each of the last three games, Ole Miss has lost two of them.

TYREE STEPS UP IN SEC PLAY
Sophomore Breein Tyree enjoys playing SEC opponents. As a freshman last year, he averaged 7.3 ppg throughout the season but increased his scoring output to 9.3 ppg in conference play. This year has been no different. Tyree scored 8.3 ppg in non-conference play before bumping the scoring average to 12.9 ppg in the first eight SEC games. On the road versus Georgia (Jan. 3), Tyree came off the bench and scored a team-high 17 points with the help of making 3 of 4 from long distance. Versus Mississippi State (Jan. 6), Tyree led the Rebels’ comeback by scoring all 16 of his points in the second half. Trailing by as many as 11 in the second half, Ole Miss ended the game on a 20-5 run. Tyree scored seven of the team’s final 11 points, including two buckets in the final minute to help the Rebels maintain the lead. At No. 22 Auburn (Jan. 9), Tyree tied his career high with a game-best 24 points. He knocked down a career-high four three-pointers and went 6 of 6 at the free throw line.     

GREEN LIGHT GUARDS
Andy Kennedy has proven to develop guards during his time at Ole Miss. Over Kennedy’s 11 seasons in Oxford, 12 guards have earned All-SEC accolades to rank third among conference teams. This season, the depth at guard shows in terms of scoring. Ole Miss guards have accounted for 70.8 percent of the Rebels’ points. Five of the top six scorers on the team are guards led by Deandre Burnett (15.2 ppg), Terence Davis (13.7 ppg), Breein Tyree (10.0 ppg) and Markel Crawford (9.9 ppg). Freshman Devontae Shuler adds 7.3 ppg (sixth on team).

PROTECTING THE ROCK
Ole Miss has taken care of the basketball this season. The Rebels have coughed up the rock only 238 times, ranking 28th nationally in fewest turnovers surrendered. Averaging only 11.3 turnovers per game, Ole Miss is 28th in the nation. Also, the Rebels’ 1.4 assist/turnover ratio ranks second in the SEC and 29th in the country. Senior guard Deandre Burnett holds the fourth-best individual assist/turnover ratio in the SEC at 2.6, which ranks 47th nationwide.

FINDING THE RIGHT FIVE
With more depth than last year’s squad, head coach Andy Kennedy has experimented with starting lineups to try to find the best starting five. Through 21 games, the Rebels have sent out 11 different starting lineups. Ole Miss is one of eight teams nationally that has had at least 11 different starting lineups this season. Ten Rebels have started at least one game this season, and only six teams nationwide have had at least 10 different players start at any point of the year.  

DON’T FORGET ABOUT DRE
A first team preseason all-conference selection, senior Deandre Burnett is embracing his role as a leader. Burnett is averaging a team-high 15.2 ppg, while also leading the Rebels with 4.5 assists per game (fourth in the SEC). Not only does he pace Ole Miss in assists, but Burnett takes care of the ball by ranking fourth in the SEC in assist/turnover ratio (2.6). During SEC play, Burnett is shooting 45.7 percent from beyond the arc (second in the SEC). In the Rebels’ conference wins, he is averaging 20.8 ppg. The Miami Gardens, Florida, native tallied team highs in points (18) and assists (6) in a victorious SEC opener versus South Carolina (Dec. 31). Against Mississippi State (Jan. 6), Burnett scored 13 in the first half to keep Ole Miss in the game before he finished with 21 to help his squad rally to victory. After missing the previous game at Auburn with the flu, Burnett returned to the court and recorded 20 points versus Florida (Jan. 13). Last week, he tallied a season-high 24 points to lead the Rebels to a win over Alabama. As an 86.6 percent shooter at the line for his career, Burnett is on pace to finish as the second-best free throw shooter in Ole Miss history. Last season, his first as a Rebel, Burnett averaged a team-high 16.5 ppg and finished fifth in the SEC in both free throw percentage (.881) and three-point percentage (.376). Finishing eighth in the league in scoring, Burnett reached double figures in 26 of 33 games, including 10 20-plus performances and a career-high 41-point output (Nov. 18, 2016 vs. Oral Roberts). He also shared the rock, providing 104 assists throughout the season (3.2 apg). A transfer from Miami, where he scored 195 points, Burnett went over 1,000 points for his career last Tuesday versus Alabama. He scored the first five points of the game, all in the first minute, to reach the historic mark. After scoring 21 at Texas, Burnett increased his total to 1,041 (846 at Ole Miss).

BURNETT IN THE RANKINGS
Deandre Burnett ranks fourth in the top 10 of the SEC in four categories. The senior guard is fourth in assists per game (4.5) and assist/turnover ratio (2.6). From beyond the arc, Burnett is shooting at a 41.0 percent clip to sit seventh in the SEC. He also knocks down his free throws at a rate of 83.8 percent (ninth in the SEC). Burnett joins Arkansas guard Daryl Macon as the only players to rank top 10 in all four of those categories.

BIG BRUCE’S BREAKOUT
When he’s inserted into the starting lineup, junior college transfer Bruce Stevens puts together his best performances as a Rebel. Coming off the bench in 11 games, Stevens has scored a total of 75 points (6.8 ppg). In 10 starts, he is averaging 13.6 ppg. At Texas A&M (Jan. 16), Stevens made a career-high nine field goals on his way to a 20-point output to go along with nine rebounds, another mark that tied his personal best. In the win over Florida (Jan. 13), the Louin, Mississippi, native tallied a team-high 22 points on 8 of 13 shooting. Stevens was unstoppable versus Illinois State (Dec. 16), posting a career-high 27 points that included going 7 of 9 from the floor and 13 of 16 from the free throw line. Over the last 12 games, Stevens has made 41 of 52 free throws (78.8 percent) to increase his season percentage to .728.

TD SCORING
After a breakout sophomore season last year, averaging 14.9 points per game after only providing 1.8 points per game as a freshman (largest increase in scoring among any returning player in the conference), Terence Davis has become a go-to scorer for Ole Miss. The Southaven, Mississippi, native has scored in double figures in 29 of the last 36 games dating back to last season. Averaging 13.7 ppg, Davis has already reached the 20-point plateau five times, including at Arkansas (Jan. 20) in which he poured in 30 on 10 of 15 shooting. Against the Razorbacks, Davis scored at least 30 points for the third time in his career, and it was the most points scored by a Rebel this season. Davis recorded 21 in the season opener versus Louisiana (Nov. 10) before putting up 24 in a win over Georgia State one week later (Nov. 17). Against South Dakota State (Nov. 28), Davis scored 20 of his team-high 22 points in the second half. He tallied 25 versus Bradley (Dec. 22). He has also showcased his skills on the defensive end, leading the team in blocks (21) and ranking third in steals (18). As a sophomore last year, Davis ranked fourth in the league in field goal percentage (.482) and recorded 20+ points in six different games. He became a playmaker on both sides of the floor, leading the Rebels with 50 steals as well.  

MARKEL MAKING HIS MARK
As a graduate transfer, Markel Crawford is making his mark in his only season with the Rebels. The Memphis product has started a team-high 15 games and leads the Rebels in minutes per game (29.9), which ranks 20th in the SEC. He also is second on the team in steals (23) and averages 9.9 ppg. Crawford tallied 17 points in two of the Rebels’ three SEC wins, victories over South Carolina (Dec. 31) and Florida (Jan. 13). He added 15 points to help Ole Miss take down Alabama last week (Jan. 23). Against South Dakota State (Nov. 28), Crawford scored 19 points, his most as a Rebel, on 7 of 11 shooting.  

SHULER’S STATEMENT
A 4-star guard out of perennial powerhouse Oak Hill Academy, there was a lot of hype surrounding Devontae Shuler entering the season. The freshman has made an immediate impact by averaging 7.3 ppg in 20.5 minutes per game and swiping a team-high 28 steals (ninth in the SEC). Against South Dakota State (Nov. 28), he recorded a career-high 19 points on 8 of 14 shooting to go along with a team-high three steals. In his debut, Shuler recorded 14 points in 16 minutes off the bench; the Irmo, South Carolina, native knocked down four shots from beyond the arc versus Louisiana (Nov. 10), and his offensive output was the most points by a freshman in a season opener since Trevor Gaskins recorded 21 versus Mississippi Valley State, exactly 10 years ago (Nov. 10, 2007).

HYMON HELPING FILL SAIZ VOID
Heading into the season, a big question mark for Ole Miss was who would fill the void left by Sebastian Saiz. With the help of a school-record 409 rebounds, Saiz recorded 23 double-doubles a season ago. Senior Marcanvis Hymon has been part of the front court that has replaced Saiz. In his fourth year at Ole Miss, the Memphis, Tennessee, native is the only active player to spend all four seasons in Oxford. Through 21 games, Hymon ranks second in blocks (21) and rebounds (5.5 per game). Through 95 career games, Hymon is moving up the school’s career blocks chart. He ranks 10th with 91 career rejections following a team-high 40 last season. He has led the Rebels in rebounding nine times this season, including a 12-point, 13-rebound performance in the season opener versus Louisiana (Nov. 10). The big opening game marked the third double-double in Hymon’s career.

BLOCK PARTY
Averaging 4.8 blocks per game, Ole Miss ranks 39th in the country. Five Rebels have reached double digits in blocks, led by 21 from junior guard Terence Davis. Senior Marcanvis Hymon, who ranks 10th all-time in program history with 91 career rejections, is close behind with 20 blocks. Senior forward Justas Furmanavicius has 17. With 13 blocks in the last 11 games, seven-footer Dominik Olejniczak reached double figures with 15 rejections. In his first season as a Rebel, Bruce Stevens has 13 blocks.

FAVORING LARGE MARGINS
Ole Miss is 7-4 in games decided by double digits. When the margin is less than 10, the Rebels are 4-6. Three of those single-digit setbacks occurred in overtime, and the close encounters have hindered a better record. In half of their wins, the Rebels have never had to face a deficit. Ole Miss led throughout in victories over Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 13), Sam Houston State (Dec. 13) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 19).  

SWIPE RIGHT
Ole Miss has been active with their hands on the defensive end of the floor, averaging 6.3 steals per game to rank eighth in the SEC. Through 21 games, six Rebels have recorded double figures in steals. Devontae Shuler leads the way with 28 steals, ranking ninth in the SEC. Markel Crawford follows with 23 steals, while Terence Davis and Breein Tyree have 18 and 16 steals, respectively. Dominik Olejniczak has 11 steals, and Justas Furmanavicius adds 10. Against Utah in Last Vegas (Nov. 20), the Rebels tallied 14 steals throughout the night, a season high for the Red and Blue.

BENCH POINTS
The Ole Miss bench has played a prominent role in scoring, averaging 27.0 points per game. In five different games, the bench has scored at least 40 points. The season high for bench points occurred against Utah (Nov. 20) in Las Vegas, as the reserves tallied 46 of the team’s 74 points. During a win over Bradley (Dec. 22), the Ole Miss bench accounted for 50 percent of the scoring (41 of 82).

HONOR ROLL REBELS
Four Rebels earned spots on the Ole Miss Honor Roll for the fall semester: D.C. Davis (3.20 GPA), Terence Davis (3.00 GPA), Marcanvis Hymon (3.25 GPA) and Ilya Tyrtyshnik (3.31 GPA).

12TH YEAR OF THE KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION
With the 12th season led by Mississippi native Andy Kennedy underway, Ole Miss has a 245-150 record, one SEC Tournament championship, two SEC West championships, nine 20-win campaigns and eight postseason berths, which includes two NCAA Tournament appearances and pair of trips to the NIT Final Four, throughout Kennedy’s watch. The all-time winningest coach in school history, Kennedy has averaged more than 21 wins per season in his 11 years in Oxford after the Rebels posted just three 21-win seasons in the 96 years before his arrival.

KENNEDY EARNS 100TH SEC WIN
With a win versus Mississippi State (Jan. 6), head coach Andy Kennedy earned his 100th win in SEC regular season games to become the 23rd coach in conference history to accomplish the feat. Kennedy, the winningest coach in Ole Miss history, is also ranked 23rd all-time in winning percentage for SEC regular season games at .526 (102-92). He joined Kentucky head coach John Calipari as the only active SEC coaches with 100 SEC victories.

DEAN OF SEC COACHES
In his 12th season in the league, Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy is the Dean of SEC basketball coaches. Kennedy has faced 38 different head coaches in the SEC during his time in Oxford. He is also the longest tenured head coach in the league in both basketball and football having entered the league prior to Alabama football coach Nick Saban.

KENNEDY MOVING UP SEC COACHING WINS LIST
Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy is climbing the SEC coaching wins chart, ranking 18th with 245 career victories. See complete list below:

1. Adolph Rupp (Kentucky) - 875
2. Billy Donovan (Florida) - 467
3. Dale Brown (LSU) - 448
4. C.M. Newtown (UA/VU) - 340
    Harry Rabenhorst (LSU) - 340
6. Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt) - 332
7. Tubby Smith (UGA/UK) - 308
8. Joe B. Hall (Kentucky) - 297
    Hugh Durham (Georgia) - 297
10. Rick Stansbury (MSU) - 293
11. Ray Mears (Tennessee) - 278
    Roy Skinner (Vanderbilt) - 278
13. Wimp Sanderson (Alabama) - 265
    John Mauer (UK/UT/UF) - 265
15. Hank Crisp (Alabama) - 264
16. John Calipari (Kentucky) - 264
17. Nolan Richardson (Arkansas) - 249
18. Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) - 245
19. Norm Sloan (Florida) - 232
20. Rick Pitino (Kentucky) - 219
21. Joel Eaves (Auburn) - 214

KENNEDY’S FIRST 12 YEARS RANK AMONG ALL-TIME SEC GREATS
Andy Kennedy is also fifth on the list for most wins by a coach in their first 12 years in the league after taking over an SEC program. See the list below:

1. Bill Donovan (Florida) – 285
2. Joe B. Hall (Kentucky) – 279
3. Wimp Sanderson (Alabama) – 265
4. Rick Stansbury (Mississippi State) – 255
5. Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) – 245
6. Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt) – 236
7. Hugh Durham (Georgia) – 219
8. Ray Mears (Tennessee) – 218
9. Dale Brown (LSU) – 212
10. C.M. Newton (Alabama) – 211
11. Roy Skinner (Vanderbilt) – 204
11. Adolph Rupp (Kentucky) – 204

NEXT ON THE HARDWOOD
Following the midweek game at home, the Rebels hit the road to face another ranked opponent. Ole Miss travels to #18 Tennessee on Saturday, Feb. 3, for part one of the season series with the Volunteers. Tipoff is slated for 5 p.m. CT on SEC Network. Ole Miss returns The Pavilion Feb. 6 to host Missouri, beginning a home-and-home series with the Tigers. That contest will also be broadcast on SEC Network at 8 p.m.

 

 

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