100 YEARS FLASHBACK: Ole Miss - LSU 1969

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As part of this season's celebration of the First 100 years of Ole Miss Basketball, OleMissSports.com will be featuring stories and exclusive content throughout the year that look back on some of the great moments, teams and players of the past. The celebration will culminate with the public introduction of the All-Century Team at the Feb. 21 Georgia game.

The Ole Miss-LSU rivalry spans across all sports, and the bitter foes have waged many a war on the hardwood. "Pistol" Pete Maravich provided some of the most exciting moments in Tiger history, including a 1970 encounter with the Rebels in Baton Rouge when he broke the NCAA career scoring record. However, Ole Miss prevailed in three of the six battles against Maravich's clubs, including a nail-biter in '69 led by Ken Turner. The following is the Jackson Daily News account of March 1, 1969.

Turner Hits Clutcher As Rebs Nip Tigers

By Lee Baker
Jackson Daily News

UNIVERSITY For a guy who hadn’t worked out with the team all week, Ken Turner proved that practice needn’t make perfect.

Turner closed out a brilliant career in the Rebeldome by hitting a shot two seconds from the finish that pushed Ole Miss by LSU, 78-76, here Saturday night.

BIG MAN

The senior from New Columbia, Ill., had been the big man in the Rebs’ earlier, 84-81, conquest of the Tigers at Baton Rouge, hitting 36 points that overshadowed the Bengals’ ultimate weapon Pete Maravich.

This second go around, Pete has as many points at halftime 31 as he had in the previous game, plus extra period, then added 18 in the second half for a final total of 49, his best ever against Ole Miss.

But team play beats individual stardom and now the Rebels have cut down the Tigers three times in succession, once last year and twice this year.

Ole Miss led early by as much as ten points, faltering sadly to fall behind by seven, then rolled back for a nose-to-nose war through the last seven minutes.

The game-breaker came with LSU in possession after stalling the ball from 2:04 when a three-second violation was called on Turner to 17 seconds left, when time was called to set up what the Tigers hopefully designed the winning move.

Instead it went immediately sour as Rich Hickman’s pass, intended for Dave Ramsden deep on the baseline, who could’ve had an easy layup, went awry right into the hands of Reb center, Jerry Brawner.

Ole Miss called for time, setting up the play that Turner capped so perfectly, even without practice as illness kept him out of workouts since last Monday’s big win over Florida.

Maravich was about average on his shooting, hitting 21-of-39 attempts, plus 7-of-11 free throws, for a deadliness that put the Tigers considerably in front of the Rebs in marksmanship.

Indeed LSU has eight more field goals drilling 33-of-68 shots to Ole Miss’ 25-of-62 but ten more fouls, 25-15, and thereby hung an outcome.

28-of-36

Sharpshooting from the line delivered 28-of-36 Johnny Reb free pitches. The Tigers made but 10-of-18.

Rebounding was the key also, favoring Ole Miss 44-37, as Brawner ripped off 21 personally.

Turner led Reb scoring with 28 points, followed by Brawner and Ron Coleman with 17 each.

Winning raised the Rebels’ record to 9-13 overall, and 6-10 in the SEC, breaking a tie with LSU, which dropped to 5-11 in the conference and 11-13 overall.

Ole Miss now finishes on the road, playing at Alabama Monday and winding up at Auburn on Saturday.

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