Rebels Host Georgia Tech In NIT Quarters
March 20, 2017

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NIT Quarterfinals
No. 5 Ole Miss (22-13, 10-8 SEC) vs. No. 6 Georgia Tech (19-15, 8-10 ACC)
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 8 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Arena: The Pavilion at Ole Miss (9,051)
Television: ESPN2
     Bob Wischusen, play-by-play
     Fran Fraschilla, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
     David Kellum, play-by-play
     Keith Carter, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Live Video: WatchESPN.com
Series: Georgia Tech leads 11-9
     In Oxford: GT leads 4-3
     Last Meeting: OM W, 77-67 (11/29/13)

TIP OFF

• Ole Miss hosts Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals of the NIT Tuesday. The Rebels have advanced to the NIT Final Four twice under head coach Andy Kennedy and boast a 15-11 all-time record in 12 NIT appearances.
• The Rebels finished the regular season tied for fifth in the league standings after being predicted to finish ninth in the SEC this year by the media. Ole Miss has not finished worse than sixth in the league and has finished above its preseason projected finish each of the last six seasons since the league moved away from a divisional format.
• Ole Miss and Kentucky are the only two schools to finish .500 or better in the SEC each of the last six seasons.
• Head coach Andy Kennedy moved past Florida coach Norm Sloan into 18th on the SEC career coaching wins list with 234 victories. He is also moved past Rick Stansbury (MSU) for the fourth most wins in SEC history by a coach in his first 11 years in the league at one school.
• The Rebels have hit 308 of 395 (.780) attempts from the free throw line over the last 15 games. Ole Miss leads the nation in made free throws this year with 690. The Rebels are averaging 81.5 ppg over their last 11 games.
• With a 1281-1281 all time record, Ole Miss has a .500 winning percentage as a program for the first time since the Rebels were 440-440 on Jan. 17, 1958. The Rebels were 95 games under .500 when Andy Kennedy took over in Oxford.
• Sophomore G Terence Davis scored 30 points and hit a career-high six 3s in Ole Miss’ win at Syracuse. Davis is averaging 18.7 points a game over his last 11 games. He has increased his scoring this season 13.1 ppg over last year, which is the largest increase in scoring for any player in the SEC. 
• Ole Miss has 20 wins for the ninth time in 11 seasons under Andy Kennedy, who joins Billy Donovan, Joe. B. Hall, Nolan Richardson and Tubby Smith as the only coaches in SEC history to accomplish that feat. The Rebels had just seven 20 win seasons in the 96 seasons before Kennedy’s arrival.
• Senior F Sebastian Saiz recorded his 31st career double-double with 10 points and 12 boards in the win over the ‘Cuse and now has 22 double-doubles this season, which leads the SEC and ranks fifth nationally. Saiz leads the SEC and ranks fifth in the nation pulling down 11.3 rebounds a game and is the only player in the conference this season averaging a double-double. The league’s active career rebounding leader, he recently moved past Walter Actwood into second in Ole Miss history with 993 rebounds and needs just seven rebounds to become just the seventh player in SEC history with 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 100 blocked shots. He was named the 2017 C Spire Howell Trophy winner as the most outstanding player in Mississippi. It was the fifth straight time a Rebel has won the award. He also earned first team All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches.
• Two Ole Miss signees - Devontae Shuler and Jamarko Pickett - were recently ranked inside the top 100 and four- star prospects in the latest release of the Scout.com ranking. Shuler was rated the No. 57 prospect in the nation, while Pickett checked in at No. 99.

OLE MISS DOWNS SYRACUSE TO ADVANCE TO NIT QUARTERS

Sophomore G Terence Davis tied the Ole Miss NIT record with 30 points, including 19 in the second half, as Ole Miss erased a two-point halftime deficit to knock off Syracuse 85-80 in the NIT second round. Davis hit 11 of 14 shots from the field and the Rebels shot 50.0% from the floor in the second half. He also knocked down a career-best 6 of 7 3-pointers, as Ole Miss hit a season-high 15 3s as a team. Senior Sebastian Saiz extended his school record with his 22nd double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds, while junior G Deandre Burnett added 19 points on 5 of 9 shooting from behind the arc and dished out a career-high nine assists. Junior G Cullen Neal chipped in 15 points off the bench on 3 of 6 shooting from beyond the arc. The win was just Ole Miss’ third ever ACC road win and head coach Andy Kennedy has two of the three.

REBELS KNOCK OFF MONMOUTH IN NIT FIRST ROUND

Senior Sebastian Saiz posted a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds and junior Deandre Burnett added 17 points, including 15 in the second half, to lift the Rebels over Monmouth 91-83 in the first round of the NIT. Saiz went a perfect 10-10 from the charity stripe to pick up his 30th career double-double and 21st of the season to set the Ole Miss single-season record. The Rebels trailed by three at the half, but came out firing in the second half. Burnett knocked down 4 of 7 3-point shots in the first seven minutes of the second period to lead the Rebels to a 52 point second-half performance.

NIT EXPERIMENTAL RULES

The NIT will utilize the following experimental rules during all Tournament games:

1. The shot clock shall remain the same as when play was interrupted or reset to 20 seconds, whichever is greater, at any time a foul is called or other stoppage.

2. Team fouls shall be reset to zero during each 10-minute segment of each half. When a team has reached the four-foul limitation, it will be penalized by two free throw attempts.

OLE MISS IN THE NIT

The Rebels are making their 12th overall NIT appearance and sixth under head coach Andy Kennedy. Ole Miss has a 15-11 record in all NIT games, including an 9-5 mark under Kennedy. Ole Miss has advanced to two NIT Final Fours - 2008 and 2010 - under Kennedy.

REBELS ROLL TIGERS TO ADVANCE IN NASHVILLE

Junior Deandre Burnett scored a game-high 23 points and senior Sebastian Saiz posted his 20th double-double of the season with 14 and 16 rebounds as Ole Miss rolled Missouri 86-74 to advance in the SEC Tournament. Saiz tied the Ole Miss SEC Tournament record with 16 rebounds in the game. The Rebels outrebounded the Tigers 40-32 and committed a season-low seven turnovers. Ole Miss has now beaten 11 straight opponents with a Tiger mascot and has beaten Mizzou eight consecutive times.

REBELS CONSISTENTLY UNDERRATED

The Rebels were predicted to finish ninth in the SEC this year by the media and finished the regular season tied for fifth in the league standings. Ole Miss has not finished worse than sixth in the league and have finished above their preseason projected finish each of the last six seasons since the league moved away from a divisional format.

OLE MISS REACHES .500 MARK AS A PROGRAM

With a 1281-1281 all-time record, Ole Miss has a .500 winning percentage as a program for the first time since the Rebels were 440-440 on Jan. 17, 1958. The Rebels were 95 games under .500 when Andy Kennedy took over in Oxford.

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER IN THE SEC

Sophomore G Terence Davis earned SEC Player of the Week honors earlier this season after posting two double-doubles in wins over Tennessee and Missouri. Davis averaged 19.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in the two victories. He had a then career-high 20 points in the win over the Vols, including 13 in the second half as the Rebels overcame a 13-point deficit, and added 19 points and 11 boards at Mizzou. Davis has increased his scoring 13.1 ppg this year over last season’s average (1.8 ppg to 14.9 ppg), which is the largest jump in scoring for any player in the SEC.

SAIZ PICKS UP POSTSEASON HONORS

Senior F Sebastian Saiz was selected All-SEC first team by the league’s coaches. This is the third straight season a Rebel has earned first team All-SEC honors and this marks the 16th All-SEC honor under head coach Andy Kennedy, which is the third-most in the league over the last 11 years behind Florida and Kentucky. Saiz was also named to the USBWA All-District IV team.

KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS 11TH YEAR

In 11 seasons under Mississippi native Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss has a 234-139 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. The all-time winningest coach in school history, Kennedy has averaged more than 21 wins per season in his 10 full years in Oxford after the Rebels posted just three 21-win seasons in the 96 years before his arrival.

KENNEDY MOVING UP SEC COACHING WINS LIST

Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy moved past former Florida coach Norm Sloan into 18th in SEC history with 234 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 Durhman (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. Nolan Richardson (Arkansas) - 249

17. John Calipari (Kentucky) - 248

18. Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) - 234

19. Norm Sloan (Florida) - 232

20. Rick Pitino (Kentucky) - 219

21. Joel Eaves (Auburn) - 214

OLE MISS AMONG SEC’S BEST

Ole Miss and Kentucky are the only two schools in the league to finish .500 or better in the SEC each of the last six seasons and the only two schools to finish in the top half of the conference standings each of the last six seasons.

REBELS SECURE WINNING SEASON

Ole Miss has secured its 11th consecutive winning season this year, all under head coach Andy Kennedy, and is one of just two teams in the SEC and 15 programs in the nation to have 11 straight winning seasons. That list includes Syracuse (47), Kansas (34), Arizona (33), Kentucky (27), Maryland (24), Duke (22), Michigan State (21), Xavier (21), Wisconsin (19), Louisville (16), North Carolina (15), Ohio State (13) and Florida State (12).

SAIZ WINS HOWELL TROPHY

Senior F Sebastian Saiz was named the 2017 C Spire Howell Trophy winner, presented by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. The Howell Trophy, named for Bailey Howell, goes to the most outstanding men’s collegiate basketball player in Mississippi. Ole Miss has won the award each of the last five years, as Stefan Moody won the trophy each of the last two years, Jarvis Summers took home the award in 2014 and Marshall Henderson earned the honor in 2013.

WINNING WAYS

Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy is the first coach in SEC to post 11 straight winning seasons after taking over a program with four straight losing seasons. Below is the list of coaches that took over a program after four consecutive losing seasons:

Goat Hale (Ole Miss) - 1944

B.L. ‘Country’ Graham (Ole Miss) - 1949

Ken Rosemond (Georgia) - 1965

John Lotz (Florida) - 1973

Hugh Durham (Georgia) - 1978

Jerry Green (Tennessee) - 1997

John Brady (LSU) - 1997

Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) - 2006

Bruce Pearl (Auburn) - 2014

OLE MISS WINS 20 ... AGAIN

Ole Miss has posted 20 wins for the ninth time in 11 seasons under Andy Kennedy. Ole Miss had seven 20-win campaigns in the 96 seasons prior to Kennedy’s arrival in Oxford. Kennedy is just the fifth coach in SEC history to guide his teams to 20+ wins in at least nine of his first 11 years in the league. The others: Billy Donovan (Florida), Joe. B. Hall (Kentucky), Nolan Richardson (Arkansas), Tubby Smith (Georgia/Kentucky). Kennedy is also the first coach in Ole Miss history to win 20 games in five-straight seasons.

SAIZ SAYS DOUBLE-DOUBLE

Senior F Sebastian Saiz is the SEC active career leader in rebounding with 993 boards. He leads the league, and ranks fifth nationally, in rebounding this year pulling down 11.3 boards a game and is the only player in the SEC averaging a double-double this season. Saiz leads the SEC, and ranks fifth nationally, with 22 double-doubles this year and leads all active players in the conference with 31 career double-doubles. His 22 double-doubles this season is tied for the third most in the SEC over the last 20 years and an Ole Miss single-season record.

NCAA Rebounding Leaders

1. Angel Delgado, Seton Hall 13.1 PRG

2. Caleb Swanigan, Purdue 12.6 PRG

2. Steve Taylor Jr., Toledo 12.2 RPG

4. Rokas Gustys, Hofstra 12.1 PRG

5. Sebastian Saiz, Ole Miss 11.3 PRG

6. James Thompson IV, Eastern Mich. 11.2 RPG

7. Bryce Washington, ULL 11.2 RPG

8. Marquise Moore, George Mason 10.9 RPG

9. Aubrey Williams, Kennesaw St. 10.8 RPG

10. Jimmy Hall, Kent St. 10.6 RPG

SAIZ JOINS 1,000/900 CLUB

With 23 points and 10 rebounds against Mississippi State, senior F Sebastian Saiz became just the second player in Ole Miss history to eclipse 1,000 points and 900 rebounds in his career. Saiz is the 38th player in Ole Miss history to break 1,000 career points and the 10th under head coach Andy Kennedy. He is also the third player in school history to post 900 career rebounds and recently passed Walter Actwood for second on the Ole Miss career rebounding list with 993. Saiz needs just seven rebounds to join Murphy Holloway as the only players in Ole Miss history with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. He would also become the only player in Rebel history and just the seventh player in league history with 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 100 blocked shots joining Ricky Brown (MSU), Leon Douglas (Alabama), Bobby Lee Hurt (Alabama), Lavon Mercer (UGA), Shaq O’Neal (LSU) and Jarvis Varnado (MSU). With six more rebounds, Saiz will also become the first SEC player sine O’Neal in 1992 to post 400 rebounds in a season.

DEAN OF SEC COACHES

In his 11th 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.

DAVIS LEADS OLE MISS COMEBACK OVER LSU

Sophomore G Terence Davis poured in a career high 33 points, with 22 coming in the second half, as Ole Miss erased an 11-point second half deficit to storm past LSU, 96-76. The Rebels ended the game on a 17-0 run, hitting 10 of their last 11 shots. Ole Miss closed out the game on a 42-12 streak to blow past the Tigers. Senior F Sebastian Saiz scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, while senior G Rasheed Brooks scored nine points and posted a career high seven steals, as the Rebels tallied a season best 14 steals.

CONSISTENT WINNER

Andy Kennedy is one of nine active head coaches with 12 or more consecutive winning seasons to start a career. The list includes: Jim Boeheim (41), Roy Williams (29), Tom Izzo (22), Thad Matta (17), Mark Few (18), Jamie Dixon (14), Sean Miller (13) and Dave Rose (12).

KENNEDY’S FIRST 10 YEARS RANK AMONG ALL-TIME SEC GREATS ...

Last season, head coach Andy Kennedy moved past MSU’s Rick Stansbury for the fourth-most wins by a head coach in their first 10 years who took over an SEC program. See the list below:

1. Joe B. Hall (Kentucky) – 227

2. Bill Donovan (Florida) – 226

3. Wimp Sanderson (Alabama) – 216

4. Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) - 212

5. Rick Stansbury (Mississippi State) – 208

6. Mark Gottfried (Alabama) – 198

7. Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt) - 189

8. Cliff Ellis (Auburn) – 186

    Ray Mears (Tennessee) – 186

10. Don Devoe (Tennessee) – 185

11. John Brady (LSU) – 184

      Hugh Durham (Georgia) – 184

13. Dale Brown (LSU) – 175

14. Roy Skinner (Vanderbilt) – 173

16. Babe McCarthy (Mississippi State) – 169

... AND HE IS CLIMBING UP THE 11-YEAR LIST

Kennedy is also fourth on the list for most wins by a coach in their first 11 years in the league after taking over an SEC program. See the list below:

1. Bill Donovan (Florida) – 261

2. Joe B. Hall (Kentucky) – 250

3. Wimp Sanderson (Alabama) – 239

4. Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) - 234

5. Rick Stansbury (Mississippi State) – 231

6. Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt) - 213

7. Mark Gottfried (Alabama) – 210

8. Don Devoe (Tennessee) – 204

9. Ray Mears (Tennessee) – 201

10. Hugh Durham (Georgia) – 199

11. Dale Brown (LSU) – 194

12. John Brady (LSU) – 192

13. C.M. Newtown (Alabama) – 193

14. Roy Skinner (Vanderbilt) – 188

15. Adolph Rupp (Kentucky) – 185

SERIES HISTORY VS. GEORGIA TECH

Tuesday’s game will be the 22nd all-time meeting between the Rebels and the Ramblin’ Wreck. The first meeting between the two former conference foes was a 36-24 Ole Miss win in the 1926 Southern Conference tournament, while 19 of the meetings came while Tech was a member of the SEC. The last meeting came at the 2013 Barclays Classic in Brooklyn, where the Rebels claimed a 77-67 in the semifinals. Head coach Andy Kennedy is 1-0 all time against Georgia Tech and 2-0 against Josh Pastner, including a win over Memphis in the 2010 NIT.

REBELS VS. THE ACC

Ole Miss is 22-28 all time against the current members of the ACC. The Rebels have faced Clemson (2-3), Florida State (1-3), Georgia Tech (9-11), Louisville (2-1), Miami (1-3), North Carolina (1-1), N.C. State (1-1), Norte Dame (1-1), Pitt (0-1), Syracuse (1-0), UVA (1-1) and Virginia Tech (2-2).

BURNETT MAKING FREEBIES

Junior G Deandre Burnett made 25 consecutive free throws to start the season and finished just 12 shy of Dave Rhodes’ school record. Burnett is 192 of 218 (.881) from the charity stripe this season, which ranks third in the SEC, and no player in the nation made more consecutive free throws to start the season. As a team, the Rebels ranked second in the league in SEC play making 75.9 percent of its attempts this year and are 308 of 395 (.780) from the line over the last 15 games.

REBELS CLEANING UP ON THE GLASS

The Rebels are second in the SEC pulling down 39.6 rebounds a game this year and are fourth in the league with a +3.2 rebounding margin. Ole Miss has only been outrebounded by 10 opponents this year and are cleaning up on the offensive glass pulling down 12.7 offensive rebounds a game, which ranks second in the league.

SAIZ POWERS REBELS OVER SOUTH CAROLINA ON SENIOR NIGHT

Senior F Sebastian Saiz posted his 19th double-double of the season with 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead Ole Miss past South Carolina, 75-70, on senior night. Freshman G Breein Tyree added 19 points for the Rebels, while junior F Justas Furmanavicius posted his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

REBELS RATE HIGHLY IN LATEST RPI RELEASE

Ole Miss checks in at No. 76 in the latest Ratings Percentage Index released by the NCAA, while Tuesday’s opponent Georgia Tech comes in at No. 106. Ole Miss is 10-13 against the RPI top 150 with wins over Vanderbilt (No. 38), South Carolina (No. 43), Monmouth (No. 49), Tennessee (No. 82), Syracuse (No. 84), Auburn (No. 113), Memphis (No. 121) and MSU (No. 148). The Rebels’ 13 losses this season have come against No. 4 Kentucky, No. 10 Florida, No. 11 Baylor, No. 25 Arkansas, No. 26 Creighton, No. 35 Middle Tennessee, No. 43 South Carolina,  No. 47 Virginia Tech, No. 52 Georgia, No. 72 Tennessee, No. 78 Alabama and No. 93 Texas A&M. Ole Miss boasts the 44th toughest strength of schedule this season and the Rebels have played the 74th toughest non-conference schedule according to ESPN.com.

OLE MISS KNOCKS OFF MIZZOU

Senior G Deandre Burnett scored 28 points on 5 of 8 shooting from behind the arc and added five assists as Ole Miss knocked off Missouri 80-77. Burnett knocked down 13 of 14 free throw attempts in the win, as the Rebels hit 27 of 29 from the line as a team. Freshman G Breein Tyree added 15 points and senior F Sebastian Saiz chipped in 10 points and grabbed seven boards, as Ole Miss outrebounded the Tigers 38-28. The win was Ole Miss’ seventh straight over Mizzou.

REBELS PULL OUT OVERTIME WIN AT MSU

Freshman G Breein Tyree scored a career-high 24 points, including 20 points in the second half and overtime, to help lift Ole Miss to an 87-82 overtime win at Mississippi State. It marked the Rebels’ seventh victory in eight tries over MSU, which is the best streak over the Bulldogs since 1980-83. Tyree scored the first eight points in overtime and Ole Miss jumped out on a 10-0 run to start the extra period to secure the win. Senior F Sebastian Saiz posted his 18th double-double of the year with 23 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

REBELS ROUT BULLDOGS

Ole Miss routed Mississippi State 88-61 as four Rebels scored in double figures led by sophomore G Terence Davis with 18 points and senior F Sebastian Saiz with 17. It marked the largest margin of victory over MSU for the Rebels since 1951. Saiz posted his 15th double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while junior G Deandre Burnett added 16 points, five assists and a career-high four steals. Junior F Justas Furmanavicius chipped in six points and pulled down 10 boards as the Rebels posted a +13 rebounding margin and outscored the Bulldogs 44-28 in the paint.

DAVIS, SAIZ LEAD REBELS TO ROAD WIN AT MIZZOU

Senior F Sebastian Saiz picked up his 13th double-double of the year with 19 points and 10 rebounds and sophomore G Terence Davis recorded his second straight double-double 18 points and 11 rebounds as Ole Miss knocked off Missouri 75-71 on the road. Junior G Deandre Burnett added 14 points and hit three 3-pointers in his first action since the Georgia game.

REBELS STORM BACK FOR 10TH STRAIGHT OVER THE TIGERS

Ole Miss tied a school record with a 23-point comeback to knock off Auburn 90-84 for the 10th straight time.  The Rebels overcame a 20-point halftime deficit and a 23-point second half deficit, which both tied Ole Miss’ comeback victory at Alabama in 2010. Sophomore G Terence Davis scored a career-high 26 points, all in the second half, after playing just four minutes in the first half. Davis knocked down 11 of 13 shot from the field in the second half and pulled down six rebounds. Junior G Cullen Neal added 20 points, 15 coming in the second half, and hit 3 of 7 attempts from behind the arc. Junior Deandre Burnett chipped in 18 points and was a perfect 10 of 10 from the line, as the Rebels made 27 of 31 attempts from the line in the comeback. Ole Miss scored 63 points in the second half and shot 62.5 percent from the field.

SECOND HALF SURGE GIVE REBELS COMEBACK WIN AT VANDERBILT

Sophomore G Terence Davis and junior Deandre Burnett scored 17 points each as Ole Miss overcame a five-point halftime deficit to knock off Vanderbilt 81-74. Davis scored all 17 of his points in the second half to help Ole Miss to the come-from-behind victory. Ole Miss opened the second half with a 9-2 run take the lead for good. The Rebels knocked down 7 of 9 from behind the arc in the second half and out rebounded the Commodores 41-33. Ole Miss also forced 11 VU turnovers, while committing just eight. Junior F Justas Furmanavicius and freshman G Breein Tyree both added 11 points for the Rebels and senior F Sebastian Saiz recorded 16th double-double of the year with 16 rebounds and 10 points.

REBELS DROP NAIL BITER TO NO. 5 BAYLOR

Ole Miss dropped a nail biter 78-75 to No. 5 Baylor in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Senior F Sebastian Saiz posted his 14th double-double of the year with 20 points and 10 rebounds and freshman  Breein Tyree added a career-high 20 points, including 18  in the second half. Ole Miss made 22 of 23 attempts (.957) at the line, which is the second-best free throw percentage as a team in a game with 20 or more attempts in school history. The Bears were the highest ranked non-conference opponent to visit Oxford since the Rebels hosted No. 5 Memphis in 1984.

REBELS RALLY FOR NINTH STRAIGHT OVER THE TIGERS

Ole Miss overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to knock off Auburn 88-85 on the road Saturday. It was the Rebels’ ninth-straight win over Auburn, which is the most consecutive wins over an SEC opponent in school history besting a pair of eight game streak against LSU and Mississippi State. Senior F Sebastian Saiz posted his sixth straight double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and junior G Deandre Burnett added a team-high 18 points and a career-best eight assists. Ole Miss forced 16 Auburn turnovers, recorded eight steals and six Rebels scored in double figures.

OLE MISS SECURES COMEBACK OVER VOLS

Senior F Sebastian Saiz and sophomore G Terence Davis each posted double-doubles to help erase a 13-point deficit in the second half as Ole Miss outlasted Tennessee 80-69. Davis scored a career-high 20 points and pulled down 11 boards, while Saiz added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman G Breein Tyree and junior F Justas Furmanavicius both added a career-best 15 points. The Rebels held Tennessee without a field goal in the final 4:13 for their sixth win over the Vols in the last seven meetings.

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 146-38 (.793 win pct.) in home games during Kennedy’s tenure. The Rebels are 20-7 all time in The Pavilion and just snapped an eight-game home winning streak earlier this year. Ole Miss has won 271 of its last 341 games (.795 win pct.) in Oxford dating back to the 1996-97 campaign.


 

 

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    • Game 2: Ole Miss 6, Texas A&M 4

      Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Baseball

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    • We Meet Again

      Thursday, May 11, 2017 -

      As the Ole Miss men's tennis team gets set for its NCAA first round match against UC Santa Barbara Friday, we throw it back to 1997, the first ever meeting between the two schools that kicked off an NCAA Tournament... read more

    • From the Tennis Court to Dr. Rangel

      Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Women's Tennis

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    • Carter Breaks Course Record at Texas Shootout

      Friday, April 28, 2017 - Women's Golf

      By Alex Sims for OleMissSports.comIt was a special day for a Rebel great. Ole Miss Women's Golf alumna Dori Carter tied the lowest round of her career on Friday to break the course record at Las Colinas Country Club and... read more

    • Final Thoughts From The Tee Box

      Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Women's Golf

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    • Mock Draft Roundup

      Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - Football

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    • Game 3: Ole Miss 9, Missouri 6

      Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Baseball

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    • From The Tee Box - 2017 SEC Championships - Day 2

      Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Women's Golf

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