Men's Basketball Game Notes

Feb. 4, 2002

Ole Miss Game Notes in PDF Format
Download Free Acrobat Reader
Ole Miss Roster
Ole Miss Statistics

Alabama Game Notes in PDF Format
Download Free Acrobat Reader
Alabama Roster
Alabama Statistics

Date: Wednesday, February 6
Time: 7:00 p.m. (CT)
Site: Coleman Coliseum * Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Rebels on Television and Radio
Television: Jefferson-Pilot (David Steele, play-by-play, Barry Booker, color analyst, Roger Roebuck, producer, Roy Alfers, director)
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network (David Kellum, play-by-play, Stan Sandroni, pregame/ halftime/postgame host, Bruce Tranbarger, guest color analyst)

Ole Miss Probable Starters
(Based on last game's starters)

No. Player (Yr.) Pos. Ht. Wt. PPG/RPG Hometown Notes
23 Justin Reed (So.) F 6-8 230 14.7/6.0 Jackson, Miss. * Avg. 17 pts in last 4 games, went over 700 pts for career (709 pts)
40 Derrick Allen (Jr.) F 6-8 230 10.1/6.9 Gadsden, Ala. * Avg. 11.7 pts, 7.8 rebs in SEC play, had 19 pts. vs UGA
5 Aaron Harper (So.) G/F 6-7 215 11.0/4.0 Jackson, Miss. * Avg. 13.5 pts, 6.0 rebs in last 4 games prior to UGA Feb. 2
11 Jason Harrison (Sr.) G 5-5 160 10.3/4.1apg Little Rock, Ark. * Needs 7 pts to reach 1,000, 4 assts to reach 400 for career
15 David Sanders (Jr.) G 6-3 185 11.6/4.5 Jackson, Miss. * Shot 81.8 FG, 100 3-pt FG, 100 FT last week vs. VU, UGA
- Top Reserves -
No. Player (Yr.) Pos. Ht. Wt. PPG/RPG Hometown Notes
4 Kendrick Fox (Fr.) F 6-7 195 2.8/1.1 Oxford, Miss. * Avg. 7 pts, 2.5 boards in limited action in last 2 games
32 Emmanuel Wade (Jr.) G 6-3 185 7.6/3.4 Marianna, Ark. * Avg. 11 pts, 3.5 rebs, 3 asts, 2.5 stls in last 2 games USC, VU

- Alabama Probable Starters -

No. Player (Yr.) Pos. Ht. Wt. PPG/RPG Hometown Notes
35 Erwin Dudley (Jr.) F 6-8 240 14.8/8.8 Uniontown, Ala. * Avg. nearly a dbl-dbl in SEC play with 16.5 pts, 9.8 rebs
42 Kenny Walker (Jr.) F 6-9 220 9.7/6.0 Jacksonville, Fla. * Leads squad with 29 blocks, shoots 77.9 pct. from FT line
14 Terrance Meade (Jr.) G 6-2 190 10.6/3.6 Scottsboro, Ala. * Had 15 pts vs OM last year in game in Oxford
21 Rod Grizzard (Jr.) G 6-8 205 15.1/6.0 Birmingham, Ala. * One of nation's top players, 2002 preseason Wooden candidate
25 Maurice Williams (Fr.) G 6-1 183 10.2/4.5apg Jackson, Miss. * Leads team with 43 steals, shooting 95.5 FT in SEC play
- Top Reserves -
No. Player (Yr.) Pos. Ht. Wt. PPG/RPG Hometown Notes
50 Antoine Pettway (So.) G 6-0 165 5.9/2.0 Alberta, Ala. * Spark-plus off bench, one of SEC's top "sixth-men"
5 Earnest Shelton(Fr.) G 6-3 190 5.9/1.9 Memphis, Tenn. * 3rd on team with 25 treys, scored 21 pts off bench vs. Ark. Jan. 30


OLE MISS TO CLOSE TWO-GAME SEC ROAD SWING AT ALABAMA WEDNESDAY: The Ole Miss Rebels (17-5, 6-3 SEC) will close a two-game Southeastern Conference road trip Wednesday, Feb. 6 when they travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to take on the nationally-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (19-3, 7-1 SEC). The game, which will be televised by Jefferson-Pilot, is slated for 7:00 p.m. (CT) at Coleman Coliseum. The Rebels enter Wednesday's encounter having won 13 of their last 16 games. Ole Miss had won four straight SEC games, before falling at Georgia on Saturday. Alabama, ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll (Jan. 28) and No. 6 in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 (Feb. 3) poll, is the league's hottest team, having won five straight.

BARNES IN FOURTH SEASON AS REBEL MENTOR: Rod Barnes is in his fourth season at the helm of the Ole Miss Rebel basketball program. The 2001 Naismith and National Coach of the Year, Barnes has compiled an 83-40 record. He has led Ole Miss to a 17-5 mark this season. Last year, Barnes, the 2001 Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year, guided Ole Miss to a school-record 27 wins (27-8 record) and the program's first trip to the NCAA Tournament "Sweet Sixteen." The winning season and postseason tournament berth both were the fifth-straight for Ole Miss.

Barnes was hired as the Rebel head coach on April 9, 1998. A 1988 graduate of Ole Miss, Barnes served as an assistant under Rob Evans from 1993-98. During his time as an assistant coach, the Rebels compiled a record of 76-63 and won back-to-back Southeastern Conference Western Division titles and received consecutive NCAA Tournament berths in 1997 and 1998. Barnes played at Ole Miss from 1984-88 and was named All-SEC his senior season. He still ranks on the Ole Miss career charts in scoring (17th, 1,201 points), assists (2nd, 456) and steals (6th, 154).

OLE MISS-ALABAMA SERIES: Wednesday's game will be the 148th meeting between the two schools. The Crimson Tide hold a commanding 104-43 lead in the series, which began in 1921. Last season, the two schools split their meetings, with Alabama winning 82-63 in Tuscaloosa and Ole Miss winning 105-71 in Oxford. The Crimson Tide also hold a 61-8 series lead in games played in Tuscaloosa, and have won the last three meetings in Coleman Coliseum. The last Ole Miss win in Tuscaloosa was a 74-63 victory in the 1997-98 season (Jan. 10, 1998). Ole Miss head coach Rod Barnes is 3-3 versus Alabama and 0-3 against the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa.

SCOUTING ALABAMA: The Crimson Tide, ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press poll (Jan. 28) and No. 6 in the ESPN/USA Today poll (Feb. 3), enter Wednesday's contest as the Southeastern Conference's hottest team. Alabama has a 19-3 overall record and a 7-1 league mark, and also has won five straight. The Crimson Tide won at LSU 58-47 in their last outing Feb. 2. Rod Grizzard, a 2001-02 preseason Wooden Award candidate, leads four Alabama players in double figures with a 15.1 scoring average. Erwin Dudley (14.8 ppg), Terrance Meade (10.6 ppg) and Maurice Williams (10.2 ppg) are also averaging double digits. Dudley is the team's top rebounder with an 8.8 average, while Williams leads the team with 99 assists (4.5 average). Dudley is the squad's top field goal shooter at 58.4 percent, and Williams leads Alabama from the free throw line at 81.7 percent. Antoine Pettway is the team's top three-point threat, hitting 43.6 percent from the arc. Alabama, as a team, is shooting 45.5 percent from the floor, 32.3 percent from the three-point line and 71.2 percent from the charity stripe. The Crimson Tide are out-rebounding their opponents by an average of 5.2 boards per contest (40.8-35.6).

DID YOU KNOW?: Wednesday's match-up between Ole Miss and Alabama will feature head coaches at the helm of basketball programs where they also played. Rod Barnes played at Ole Miss from 1985-88, and is the first Rebel head coach to have played his collegiate basketball at Ole Miss since Cob Jarvis. Alabama head coach Mark Gottfried played at his alma mater from 1985-87 and helped lead the Crimson Tide to three consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 appearances.

During their playing careers, Barnes' and Gottfried's teams met six times from 1984-85 to 1986-87. Gottfried's squads won all six meetings in those match-ups.

TALK ABOUT HOMECOURT ADVANTAGE: The last three years, the Ole Miss-Alabama series has been about homecourt advantage - in a big way. The following shows just how much each team has defended its home territory the last three seasons:

Ole Miss Series: Last 3 Years Alabama
3-0 Home Record 3-0
18.7 Avg. Margin of Victory 17.3
74-78 L
Closest Game on
other's homecourt
59-63 L

BUT IT WASN'T ALWAYS LIKE THAT: While homecourt has been big the last three years, the previous two seasons (1996-97 and 1997-98) proved to be different. In the 1996-97 season, the Crimson Tide swept Ole Miss, winning 59-46 in Oxford and 57-54 in Tuscaloosa. The Alabama win in Oxford that year ended the Rebels' 15-game homecourt winning streak. The following campaign (1997-98), Ole Miss swept Alabama, posting a 74-63 win in Tuscaloosa and a 75-74 victory in Oxford.

A LITTLE IRONIC...DON'T YOU THINK?: The Rebels opened up February 2002 with a loss at Georgia Feb. 2 (79-72 Bulldog win). The last time Ole Miss opened the month of February with a setback was the 1997-98 season, falling at Arkansas 100-87 (Feb. 5, 1998). The Rebels, though, bounced back that year with a heart-stopping 75-74 victory over Alabama in Oxford (Feb. 7, 1998). Ole Miss followed that win with six more victories en route to the SEC Western Division title.

Up next for the Rebels after their Georgia loss is Alabama Feb. 6.

A BATTLE OF THREES: Wednesday's contest between Ole Miss and Alabama may depend on the three-point line. The Rebels are second in the Southeastern Conference in three-point shooting percentage at 38.5 percent, while Alabama is 10th at 32.3 percent. On the other hand, the Crimson Tide are second in the conference in three-point field goal percentage defense, holding their opponents to 29.7 percent from the arc. The Rebels are ranked eighth in the SEC in three-point field goal percentage defense at 32.2 percent.

REBELS VERSUS RANKED TEAMS: Ole Miss will face its fifth nationally-ranked opponent of 2001-02 Wednesday when it meets Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide are ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press poll (Jan. 28) and No. 6 in the ESPN/USA Today poll (Feb. 3). The Rebels are 2-2 against ranked opponents in 2001-02, defeating No. 22-ranked Memphis 71-67 Dec. 7 and No. 22-ranked Mississippi State 66-59 Jan. 12 and falling at No. 12-ranked Kentucky 87-64 Jan. 15 and at No. 16-ranked Georgia 79-72 Feb. 2. Last year, the Rebels were 7-4 against ranked opponents. Under head coach Rod Barnes (since the 1998-99 season), Ole Miss has a 14-18 record versus ranked opponents.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!: Wednesday's game at Alabama will be the Rebels' sixth overall television appearance in 2001-02 and their fourth in Southeastern Conference play. Ole Miss will also play three of its next four contests on television (at Alabama, Feb. 6, Arkansas, Feb. 9, Florida, Feb. 16). Ole Miss is 4-1 in television games this year, defeating Kansas State 67-65 Nov. 24, No. 22-ranked Memphis 71-67 Dec. 7, Arkansas 70-64 Jan. 19 and South Carolina 71-53 Jan. 26 and falling at No. 12-ranked Kentucky 87-64 Jan. 15.

COMMON OPPONENTS: The Rebels and the Crimson Tide have played eight common opponents this season. Ole Miss is 6-2 versus the common opponents, while Alabama is 8-1. The following shows the results of those common opponents:

Ole Miss Opponent Alabama
71-67, W (H) Memphis 81-70, W (N)
70-55, W (H) LSU 76-74, W (H)
57-48, W (A)
73-61, W (H) Vanderbilt 92-79, W (H)
64-87, L (A) Kentucky 64-61, W (A)
70-64, W (A) Arkansas 109-94, W (H)
69-65, W (H) Auburn 56-59, L (A)
72-79, L (A) Georgia 77-72, W (A)
66-59, W (H) Miss. State 85-73, W (H)

FINDING THE (SHOOTING) FEELING AGAIN: Ole Miss started off the 2001-02 campaign with a hot-shooting hand from the field, hitting nearly 50 percent (49.4 percent, to be exact) from the floor heading into Southeastern Conference play. The Rebels, though, loss their touch and hit a slump.

In the last four games, Ole Miss found its shooting stroke from the field. The following shows the ups and downs of field goal shooting for the Rebels this year:

Games FGM-A Pct.
1-13 (non-SEC) 334-676 49.4
14-18 (1st 5 SEC) 107-278 38.5
19-22 (last 4 SEC) 103-208 49.5

WE NEED YOU, COACH!: In all games, teams shoot at the opposite end of the floor (away from their bench) in the first half, and then shoot in front of their bench in the second half. For the Rebels, they must really love being close to their own bench and head coach Rod Barnes. In Southeastern Conference play (nine games), Ole Miss is shooting a considerably higher percentage in the second half than first in all of its SEC games - especially home contests - and the following chart shows that:

1st Half 2nd Half
Home 38.1 pct. (30-87) 51.2 pct. (62-121)
Away 38.9 pct. (63-162) 49.1 pct. (54-110)
Total 37.3 pct. (93-249) 50.0 pct. (116-232)

RESILIENT REBELS: Last season, Ole Miss proved when it was down, it wasn't necessarily out. The 2001-02 Rebels are proving they have the same character to never give up. Although their comeback attempt at Georgia fell short, the Rebels gave it an "all-out" effort in the closing minutes. The following chronicles Ole Miss' resiliency this season:

Game Final Story
Georgia UG 79-72 UG holds a 70-54 lead
with 5:02 left, OM goes
on a 9-0 run to cut the
lead to 70-63, down
73-67, OM has ball with
under a minute, but
turns it over, UG seals
win at foul line
Miss. St. OM 66-59 MSU leads most of 1st
half and has a 26-22
halftime lead, OM hits 2
treys to open 2nd half
and uses 10-2 run in 2nd
half for the win
Auburn OM 69-65 Auburn holds a 27-7
lead in 1st half, OM able
to cut lead to 35-28 by
half, Auburn still leads
51-44 in 2nd half, but
OM uses a 10-2 run to
take 1st lead of game 54-
53 and goes on to win
Tenn. UT 82-76 Tenn. opens game with
22-5 run, but OM chips
away and cuts lead to
42-37 by half, OM
OM closes to within 2 at 58-
56 and to within 3 at
79-76 but no closer
Memphis OM 71-67 Memphis leads 35-29
at half and holds the
lead until 7:27 of 2nd
half, Allen and Reed
convert 3-plays in last
2-minutes for OM win

7 AND COUNTING DOWN: Senior Jason Harrison (Little Rock, Ark.) entered the 2001-02 season with 766 career points and needed 234 to become the 26th player in Ole Miss history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Harrison is on track to do so.

After 22 games, the 5-foot-5 guard has scored 227 points (10.3 average) and now has 993 career points, needing seven to reach the milestone.

In the Rebels' contest at Tennessee Jan. 6, he scored a career-high 23 points, surpassing his previous best of 22 points against Arkansas in the 1998-99 campaign (freshman year). He also hit a career-best seven field goals versus the Volunteers.

HARRISON LOOKS TO JOIN ELITE REBEL CLUB: With seven more points and four more assists, Jason Harrison will reach both the 1,000-point and 400-assists milestones. When he does, the Little Rock, Ark., native will be only the second player in Rebel basketball history to reach the two plateaus and also record over 150 steals in a career. Rod Barnes, Ole Miss' current head coach, is the other. The following compares the two:

Pts Asts Stls
Barnes/1985-88 1,201 456 154
Harrison/1999-pres. 993 396 156

HARRISON CLIMBING ASSISTS CHART: Senior Jason Harrison is looking to surpass the 100-assists plateau for the third straight year, and he is well on his way to that accomplishment. After 22 games in 2001-02, Harrison has 91 dishes for a 4.1 average. At his current pace, Harrison would hand out 123 assists this season.

Harrison dished out 115 assists as a sophomore in 1999-2000 and 104 as a junior in 2000-01. The 5-foot-5 guard entered the 2001-02 campaign with 305 career assists, and now has 396 assists. He is in the No. 3 spot on the career assists chart.

If Harrison reaches the 100-assists plateau this season, he would become only the third player in Rebel history to accomplish the feat three straight years. Rod Barnes and Sean Tuohy also did so. Harrison would also join Barnes and Tuohy as the only Rebels to pass out over 400 assists in a career. The following lists the Rebels' career assists leaders:

Rebel Career Assists Leaders

Player/Years No.
1. Sean Tuohy/1979-82 830
2. Rod Barnes/1985-88 456
3. Jason Harrison/1999-present 396
3. Henry Jackson/1976-79 378
4. Michael White/1996-99 370
6. Bob Mahoney/1973-75 362

OLE MISS SECOND MOST WINS SINCE 1996-97: The Rebels have, indeed, been one of the Southeastern Conference's most successful teams in recent years - especially since 1996-97. Ole Miss has won 125 games (overall games) since 1996-97, the most by any SEC Western Division team. The 125 victories are also second among all league teams, only trailing Kentucky's 160 wins. The following charts show the Rebels' success (including the 2001-02 season):

Most Overall/SEC Wins By SEC West Teams
(1996-97 to present, through Feb. 3)

Team All Wins SEC Wins
Ole Miss 125 53
Arkansas 116 49
Auburn 112 44
Alabama 103 39
Mississippi State 95 34
LSU 84 25

Most Overall/SEC Wins By SEC Teams (Top 6)
(1996-97 to present, through Feb. 3)

Team All Wins SEC Wins
Kentucky 160 67
Ole Miss 125 53
Florida 118 50
Arkansas 116 49
Auburn 112 44
Tennessee 110 48

REBELS SECOND ON WEST TITLES LIST: The Rebels clinched the Southeastern Conference Western Division title outright in 2000-01, and it was the program's third SEC Western Division championship in the last five years. Since the league went to the two-division format in 1991-92, the Rebels have won the second-most SEC West titles. The following chart shows the SEC Western Division champions (outright and shared titles):

SEC Western Division
Team                 Titles    Years
Arkansas                  4    1992-93-94-95
Ole Miss                  3    1997-98-2001
Mississippi State         2    1995-96
Auburn                    1    1999
LSU                       1    2000

IN GOOD COMPANY: Coming into the 2001-02 season, Ole Miss had put together a string of five consecutive winning seasons. The Rebels are one of four schools in the SEC to post winning records in each of the previous five years. Kentucky, Arkansas and Auburn are the other three league schools to do so.

REBELS GUARANTEE WINNING SEASON: With their victory over South Carolina Jan. 26, the Rebels guaranteed themselves a sixth straight winning campaign. Ole Miss currently has a 17-5 record. The six consecutive winning seasons are the most in the program's 92-year history since the Rebels had nine straight winning ledgers from 1919-20 through 1927-28.

REED OVER 700 POINTS: Justin Reed (Jackson, Miss.) is moving on up the chart - the scoring chart, that is. After his 17-point performance versus Georgia Feb. 2, he went over 700 points for his career. Reed now has 709 career points. Earlier this season, Reed eclipsed the 500-point plateau with his 17 points against Memphis. Last year, the 2001 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year netted 385 points, and has 324 in 2001-02. He is leading the team in scoring (14.7 ppg) and is second on the squad in rebounding (6.0 rpg).

Reed's 385 points last season were the third most by a freshman in Ole Miss history. Joe Harvell (395 points, 1990) and Tim Jumper (394 points, 1988) were the only two to score more than Reed in their freshmen campaigns.

REED AMONG FIRST TWO-YEAR SCORING LEADERS: With Justin Reed going over the 700-point plateau this year, the 6-foot-8 forward is also moving up the chart for points scored in the first two years in a Rebel uniform. The following chart shows the top first two-year scorers in Ole Miss history:

Player 1st 2 Years Pts
Gerald Glass% 1989-90 1,564
Denver Brackeen& 1954-55 1,040
Don Kessinger* 1962-63 1,037
Cob Jarvis* 1952-53 960
Johnny Neumann# 1971 923
Jack Waters* 1959-60 915
Joe Harvell 1990-91 883
John Stroud 1977-78 864
Coolidge Ball* 1972-73 778
Fred Cox* 1972-73 771
Keith Carter 1996-97 712
Justin Reed 2001-02 709
Elston Turner 1978-79 699
Ken Turner* 1967-68 691
B.L. Graham$ 1936-37 684
% played only 2 years after transferring to OM
& played only 2 years
* did not play as freshmen because freshmen were not eligible to play varsity ball
# played only 1 year
$ played only 3 years

REED SECOND IN NATION IN FREE THROW SHOOTING IMPROVEMENT: It's the goal of every player to improve his game throughout his career. In the case of sophomore Justin Reed, he had to work on his free throw shooting after the 2000-01 season. And worked on it, he did.

As of Feb. 3, the Rebels' 6-foot-8 forward had made the nation's second biggest improvement at the free throw line. Last season, Reed shot 54.9 percent from the charity stripe, but this year, he is hitting 78.7 percent which is a difference of 23.8 percent. The following lists the top five players with biggest improvements from the foul line in the nation:

Best Improvement in FT Pct.
(as of Feb. 3, research by Stats Inc.)

Player/School 00-01 Pct 01-02 Pct
1. Earl Barron/Memphis 58.3 82.9
2. Justin Reed/Ole Miss 54.9 78.7
3. James Thomas/Texas 45.7 64.5
4. Mike Sweetney/G'town 61.9 80.1
5. Dan Lytle/Evansville 55.9 73.3

CALL HIM "MR. DO-IT-ALL": Junior David Sanders (Jackson, Miss.) has been doing a little of everything lately, and it is definitely showing in his numbers. In two games last week, the 6-foot-3 guard hit 81.8 percent from the floor (9-of-11) and 100 percent from the three-point line (3-of-3) and free throw line (7-of-7). Against Vanderbilt, Sanders had 15 points, seven boards, four assists and three steals and hit a key three-pointer late to stop a Commodore run. The following contest versus Georgia, he dished out a career-high eight assists, breaking his previous career best of seven against LSU Jan. 23.

BARNES GETS WIN NO. 80: Rod Barnes posted his 80th victory as head coach at Ole Miss with the Rebels' 70-64 victory at Arkansas Jan. 19. He has a current record of 83-40, and reached the 80-win plateau the fastest of any coach in Rebel basketball history. His 83 victories are tied for the fourth most by a head coach in Ole Miss basketball history. The following lists the winningest coaches in Rebel history:

Coach Years Wins
Bonne Graham 1950-62 144
Cob Jarvis 1969-76 87
Rob Evans 1992-98 86
Bob Weltlich 1977-81 83
Rod Barnes 1999-present 83
Ed Murphy 1986-92 76

REBELS IN CLOSE CALLS: While the Ole Miss fans may not enjoy the nailbiters this season, the Rebels are proving they can be successful in games decided by single digits. Ole Miss is 6-4 in contests decided by less than 10 points this year, including victories over versus Auburn (69-65), No. 22-ranked Mississippi State (66-59) and Arkansas (70-64). Last year, the Rebels had a 14-3 mark in games decided by single digits.

Alabama is 7-2 in games decided by less than 10 points this season.

AT THE HEAD OF THE CLASS(ES): Well, Jason Harrison is only one player, but he is the 2002 Rebel senior class. And, he is closing in the record for most victories by a class in a four-year span. After the Rebels' victory over Vanderbilt Jan. 30, this year's senior class has 83 victories, which is five shy of the record of 88 wins set by the 2001 seniors (Jason Flanigan, Rahim Lockhart, Jason Holmes and John Engstrom). The 2001-02 senior class has also been a part of the 2001 SEC Western Division championship squad and has been to three straight postseasons (2 NCAA, 1 NIT). The following chart lists the most successful classes in Ole Miss history:

Four-Year Span No. of Wins
1997-98 to 2000-01 88
1998-99 to present 83
1995-96 to 1998-99 74
1979-80 to 1982-83 70
1999-2000 to present 63
1935-36 to 1938-39 63
1994-95 to 1997-98 62
1978-79 to 1981-82 62
1923-24 to 1926-27 62

HARPER HITTING THE CLUTCH TREY: Sophomore Aaron Harper's (Jackson, Miss.) touch from the three-point arc has been coming back in recent games, but no matter if he has been "on" or "off" from the arc, he seems to hit the key three-pointers when the Rebels need it most. The following illustrates Harper's key threes in recent games:

Opponent Harper's Key Three
Vanderbilt Rebels up 44-43 with 9:48
left, Harper hits trey to
increase lead to 47-43,
also Rebels up 59-53 with
5:30 left, he hits another
trey to put the game away
South Carolina Rebels up 18-10 in 1st half,
Harper hits 2 treys in a 14-5
run to increase the lead
to 32-15
Arkansas Rebels down 35-34 early in
2nd half, Harper hits 2
treys in a 8-0 run to put
Ole Miss ahead to stay
Mississippi State Harper did not hit a trey in
1st half, his 1st trey of 2nd
half gave Ole Miss a 28-26
lead, with 2:11 left in game,
hits a trey to increase 55-52
lead to 58-52
Auburn Game is tied at 57-all with
3:05 left and Harper nails
a trey to give Ole Miss a
60-57 lead and the Rebels
would not trail again



    • Game 3: Ole Miss 8, ECU 6

      Sunday, February 19, 2017 - Baseball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 16.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #333333; -webkit-text-stroke: #333333} span.s1 {font-kerning: none; background-color: #ffffff} span.s2 {font-kerning: none} For the second-consecutive game, ECU held a lead in the late stages of the game. ECU... read more

    • Game 2: Ole Miss 3, ECU 2

      Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Baseball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Ole Miss rallied from a two-run deficit in the late innings to knock off ECU 3-2 and clinch the... read more

    • Ole Miss 5, ECU 4

      Friday, February 17, 2017 - Baseball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} In a game that had the feel of an SEC Friday night showdown, baserunners were difficult to come by... read more

    • 2017 Ole Miss Baseball Walk Out Music

      Thursday, February 16, 2017 -

      With the 2017 Ole Miss Baseball season beginning tomorrow at Swayze Field (4 p.m. CT vs. No. 6 East Carolina), check out the always much-anticipated walk out music list. Which song is your favorite? Let us know on Twitter by... read more

    • Four Rebels Invited to the NFL Combine

      Monday, February 13, 2017 - Football

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Four Rebels will head to Indianapolis to take part in the NFL Combine in hopes of bolstering their draft... read more

    • What They're Saying: Men's Golf Sophomore Braden Thornberry

      Monday, February 13, 2017 - Men's Golf

      The breakout college golfer of the fall is trying to prove it wasn't a fluke. (@OleMissMGolf) Ryan Herrington (@GWcampusinsider) February 6, 2017 .@tberrygolf enters the mix for this September at LACC.#WalkerCup Watch List: Golfweek (@golfweek) February... read more

    • Rebels Focus on Defense on Signing Day

      Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Football

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Ole Miss' defense needed a shot in the arm after a 2016 season to forget. It began by retooling... read more

    • Engram Named a Top Performer by NFL Network's Mike Mayock

      Monday, January 30, 2017 - Football

      The Senior Bowl always offers players a chance to improve their draft stock by performing well against some of the best players in the nation. Evan Engram took advantage of that opportunity. NFL Network's draft expert Mike Mayock named Engram... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Texas A&M

      Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - Men's Basketball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Know the Opponent: Texas A&M (10-8, 2-5) KenPom ranking: 64 Best win: vs. No. 50 Virginia Tech Worst loss:... read more

    • Rebels Impressing at East-West Shrine Game

      Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Football

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial; color: #222221; -webkit-text-stroke: #222221} span.s1 {font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #000000;... read more

    • Former Rebel Coach Ron Aldy Honored at Kirk Academy

      Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Women's Basketball

      Former Women's Basketball Head Coach Ron Aldy and his family at gym floor dedication at Kirk Academy today. Holmes Athletics (@holmesathletics) January 14, 2017 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px... read more

    • Tunsil Named AFC East Rookie of the Year by ESPN

      Monday, January 16, 2017 - Football

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Miami Dolphins offensive lineman and Ole Miss' former blind side protector Laremy Tunsil was named AFC East rookie of... read more

    • Three Rebel Coaches Among Top-20 Recruiters Nationally

      Friday, January 13, 2017 - Football

      With the hiring of Jacob Peeler as wide receiver coach, #OleMiss now has three asst coaches ranked in @247Sports '16 Top 20 best recruiters.-- Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) January 10, 2017 Ole Miss football bolstered its coaching staff by adding coaching... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Georgia

      Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - Men's Basketball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Georgia (10-5, 2-1) KenPom ranking: 61 Best win: at No. 103 Auburn Worst loss: at No. 79 Oakland Ole... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Auburn

      Saturday, January 7, 2017 -

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Know the Opponent: Auburn (10-4) KenPom ranking: 105 Best win: No. 28 Texas Tech Worst loss: No. 172 Boston... read more




  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago