Ole Miss Returns Home To Host Vanderbilt
Feb. 5, 2016
Ole Miss (14-8, 4-5 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (13-9, 5-4 SEC)
Head coach Andy Kennedy picked up 200th career victory as the Ole Miss head man versus Louisiana Tech earlier this season. The all-time winningest coach in school history, Kennedy is 206-122 in 10 seasons in Oxford and 227-135 in 11 years as a head coach. He is the 20th coach in SEC history to win 200 games at one school and has the fifth-most wins by a coach in his first 10 years in the league at one school.
With 24 points against South Carolina, senior G Stefan Moody became the 37th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark in his career. Moody is the fifth-fast player in school history to reach 1,000 career points (52 games) and ranks ninth in Ole Miss history with a 19.2 ppg career scoring average.
Sophomore F Marcanvis Hymon recorded his first career double-double against Auburn (19 points, 10 boards).
FREE THROWS GIVE REBELS ROAD WIN AT MIZZOU
Senior G Stefan Moody scored 23 points, including a pair of free throws with 13.4 seconds left to give Ole Miss the lead, as the Rebels knocked off Missouri 76-73. Moody also matched his career best with 8 rebounds and had 5 assists for the Rebels. Senior F Tomasz Gielo, was averaging 5.2 ppg and shooting 21.8 percent from the field (12 of 55) over his last seven games, knocked down 6 of 8 shots, including 4 of 6 from 3, and scored 16 points to help Ole Miss rally from a five-point deficit. Junior G Rasheed Brooks added 15 points and hit 4 3s, as the Rebels made a season-high 14 3-pointers.
MOODY, HYMON LEAD REBELS IN ROUT OF AUBURN
Senior G Stefan Moody scored 24 points, including 19 in an explosive second half, and sophomore F Marcanvis Hymon recorded his first career double-double with 19 points and 10 boards as Ole Miss routed Auburn 80-63. Moody scored 19 of his 24 points after the break and knocked down 6 of 12 attempts from behind the arc. He also dished out 5 assists and committed only one turnover, as the Rebels erased a one-point halftime deficit and outscored the Tigers 51-33 in the second half.
KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS 10TH YEAR
In 10 seasons under Mississippi native Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss has a 206-122 record, one SEC Tournament championship, two SEC West championships, seven 20-win campaigns and seven postseason berths, which includes two NCAA Tournament appearances 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 nine full years in Oxford.
MOODY JOINS 1,000-POINT CLUB
With 24 points against South Carolina, senior G Stan Moody became just the 37th player in Ole Miss history to reach the 1,000-point mark in his career. Moody reached the historic club in just 52 career games and is the tied with Cob Jarvis for the fifth-fastest Rebel to reach the 1,000-point plateau. The only players to reach 1,000 points faster in school history are Gerald Glass (37 games), Denver Brakeen (41 games), Don Kessinger (47 games) and Marshall Henderson (51 games). Head coach Andy Kennedy has now coached nine of Ole Miss' 37 1,000-point scorers.
Head coach Andy Kennedy picked up his 200th win as the Ole Miss head man against Louisiana Tech. earlier this season. The all-time winningest coach in school history, Kennedy is 206-122 in 10 seasons in Oxford and holds a 227-135 record in 11 years as a head coach. Kennedy is just the 20th coach in SEC history with 200 career wins at one school.
Andy Kennedy is one of 10 active head coaches with 10 or more seasons without a losing record. The list includes: Roy Williams (27), Tom Izzo (20), Thad Matta (16), Mark Few (16), John Thompson III (15), Mike Anderson (13), Jamie Dixon (12) and Sean Miller (11).
The long awaited next chapter of Ole Miss Basketball began in January, as the Rebels christened the centerpiece of the Forward Together campaign, the state-of-the-art $96.5 million Pavilion at Ole Miss. The Pavilion has a capacity of 9,051 fans and includes a number of first-class amenities, including a private student concourse, courtside and baseline seating for students, three premium club areas for fans, and over 1,700 premium seats all within an intimate seating bowl.
MOODY LEADS THE SEC IN SCORING
Senior G Stan Moody scored a career-high 33 points at LSU and leads the SEC, and ranks sixth nationally, in scoring this season at 23.5 ppg. He had his 14-game, 20+ point scoring streak snapped at Kansas State, which is tied for the third-longest streak in school history. He has scored 20-plus points 18 times this season and eclipsed the 30-point mark three times. He is the second highest power-conference scorer in the nation this season and holds a 19.2 ppg career scoring average, which ranks ninth in school history.
NCAA Scoring Leaders
1. James Daniel, Howard 27.5 PPG
2. Buddy Hield, Oklahoma 25.8 PPG
3. Kahil Felder, Oakland 25.6 PPG
4. Jack Gibbs, Davidson 25.5 PPG
5. Josh Adams, Wyoming 24.9 PPG
6. Stefan Moody, Ole Miss 23.5 PPG
7. Anthony Barber, North Carolina St. 23.4 PPG
8. Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts 23.2 PPG
9. Kevin Punter, Tennessee 23.1 PPG
10. Zeke Woodley, Northwestern St. 22.7 PPG
MOODY HAS CAREER NIGHT AGAINST LSU
Senior G Stefan Moody scored a career-high 33 points and junior G Rasheed Brooks added 18 points and 6 boards, but Ole Miss dropped a tight SEC road contest 90-81 at LSU. It marked the third time this season Moody topped the 30-point mark and bested his previous career high of 30 points set against Towson and UMass. The 5-10 guard knocked down 10 of 18 from the field, including 6 of 11 from behind the arc, and was 7 of 9 from the charity stripe. He also added 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.
BROOKS, FITZPATRICK-DORSEY AND PEREZ LEAD REBELS AT MSU
Senior F Anthony Perez recorded his first career double-double against Mississippi State with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Perez is averaging 12.0 points and 5.8 boards a game over his last four games. Freshman G Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey posted career highs with 16 points and 4 assists in his first career start against the Bulldogs. Fitzpatick-Dorsey is averaging 10.0 ppg over his last three games. Junior G Rasheed Brooks led the Rebels with 20 points on 4 of 7 shooting from behind the arc, both of which tied career bests.
MOODY'S GAME-WINNER LIFTS REBELS TO WIN
Senior G Stefan Moody scored 29 points, including the game-winning shot with 3.8 seconds left to give Ole Miss a 72-171 victory over Georgia. Moody tied a career high with 7 assists and added 3 steals, as the Rebels erased a 15-point deficit. Junior F Sebastian Saiz posted his second-straight double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while junior G Rasheed Brooks recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Rebels swept Alabama and Georgia in the opening weekend at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
Ole Miss leads the SEC in scoring over the last nine years under Andy Kennedy averaging just under 75.0 points a game and has produced a top-five individual scorer in the league seven of his nine seasons.
KENNEDY'S FIRST NINE YEARS RANK AMONG ALL-TIME SEC GREATS ...
Last season, head coach Andy Kennedy moved past Alabama's Wimp Sanderson for the third-most wins by a head 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. Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) - 192
4. Wimp Sanderson (Alabama) - 190
5. Rick Stansbury (MSU) - 185
6. Mark Gottfried (Alabama) - 181
7. Cliff Ellis (Auburn) - 172
8. Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt) - 170
9. Don Devoe (Tennessee) - 169
10. John Brady (LSU) - 167
11. Hugh Durham (Georgia) - 164
12. Dale Brown (LSU) - 161
Roy Skinner (Vanderbilt) - 161
14. Babe McCarthy (MSU) - 159
... AND HE IS CLIMBING UP THE 10-YEAR LIST
Kennedy also ranks fifth on the list for most win by a coach in their first 10 years in the league at one school. See the list below:
1. Joe B. Hall (Kentucky) - 227
2. Bill Donovan (Florida) - 226
3. Wimp Sanderson (Alabama) - 216
4. Rick Stansbury (Mississippi State) - 208
5. Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) - 206
6. Mark Gottfried (Alabama) - 198
7. Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt) - 189
8. Cliff Ellis (Auburn) - 186
9. Don Devoe (Tennessee) - 185
10. John Brady (LSU) - 184
Hugh Durham (Georgia) - 184
12. Dale Brown (LSU) - 175
13. Roy Skinner (Vanderbilt) - 173
14. Babe McCarthy (Mississippi State) - 169
SAIZ SAYS DOUBLE-DOUBLE
Junior F Sebastian Saiz recorded his sixth double-double of the season against Georgia (14 points, 10 rebounds) and now has eight double-doubles in his career. He is averaging 10.2 boards a game over his last 10 games. Saiz recorded a double-double in back-to-back games for the second time this year after recording two straight against Alabama (21 points, 16 boards) and Georgia. He is tied for fifth in the SEC with six double-doubles this year and is pulling down 9.8 rpg, which ranks second in the conference and 28th nationally.
SERIES HISTORY VS. VANDERBILT
Saturday's matchup will be the 119th meeting between Ole Miss and Vanderbilt on the hardwood. The Commodores hold a 75-42 lead in the series, which began in 1925, but Ole Miss has won the four of the last five meetings. The Rebels are 31-24 versus the `Dores in Oxford, but have lost five of the last seven against VU in Oxford. Ole Miss had won four-straight in the series before last year's defeat, and the Commodores have prevailed in 12 of the last 17 meetings overall. Rebel head coach Andy Kennedy is 6-7 against Vandy in his career. In addition to a 5-7 mark with Ole Miss, he picked up a 92-83 victory at Vanderbilt during the 2005-06 campaign, his lone season as Cincinnati mentor.
REBELS HITTING FREEBIES
Last year, Ole Miss ranked third in the nation hitting 77.3 percent of its free throw attempts and the Rebels have picked up with they left off hitting 71.3 percent this year, which ranks third in the league. Ole Miss hit 40 of 53 attempts against Georgia Southern, which was the second-most attempts in a game in school history and tied for the second-most made. Senior G Stefan Moody, who led the SEC and ranked seventh in the nation a year ago shooting 90.7 percent (149 of 165), ranks fourth in the league this season hitting 84.2 percent (144 of 171) of his attempts. His 144 free throw made this year is also tied for seventh in the nation. Moody ranks second all time in Ole Miss history with an 87.2 career free throw percentage(min. 200 attempts).
SCOUTING THE `DORES
The Commodores are 13-9 and 5-4 in the SEC after knocking off No. 8 Texas A&M 77-60 at home Thursday. Vanderbilt has won five of its last six league games after starting conference play 0-3. The `Dores are led by sophomore G Wade Baldwin, who is averaging 14.4 ppg and ranks ninth in the SEC dishing out 4.4 assists a game. Junior C Damian Jones is second on the team in scoring at 13.6 ppg and ranks 13th in the league pulling down 7.0 boards a game. Jones also leads the SEC in field goal percentage in conference play shooting 58.4 percent from the field. Vanderbilt leads the SEC in field goal percentage defense allowing opponents to shoot just 38.0 percent from the field and are third in the league in scoring defense giving up only 66.0 ppg. The Commodores are last in the league in opponents' turnovers forcing just 10.8 turnovers per game.
SAIZ, REBELS RULE OPENING NIGHT
Junior F Sebastian Saiz recorded his fifth double-double of the season and the seventh of his career with 21 points and 16 boards, as Ole Miss knocked off Alabama 74-66 in front of a sellout crowd of 9,500 at the grand opening of The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Senior G Stefan Moody also recorded his ninth-straight 20-point game with 21 points in the win, as the Rebels out scored the Tide 34-24 in the paint and erased an eight-point halftime deficit.
REBELS FOLLOWING NEW RULES
With the introduction of new rules this season regarding how players defend, the Rebels have done a good job following them. Ole Miss is committing just 19.3 fouls a game, which is the third fewest in the SEC.
REBELS WINNING BATTLE OF BOARDS
Ole Miss ranks sixth in the SEC with a +2.1 rebounding margin. The Rebels have been out rebounded by their opponent just seven times this season and are 12-2 when out rebounding their opponent.
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