21-13 Record | SEC Western Division Champions
NIT Second Round | SEC Tournament Semifinals
WEST CHAMPS AGAIN
With the thrilling victory over Auburn in the regular season finale, Ole Miss earned the program’s fourth SEC Western Division championship and first since 2001. Just like this year, the Rebels were picked to finish last in the West that preseason as well. Ole Miss also captured consecutive division crowns in 1997 and 1998. The Rebels’ four SEC West titles in the last 11 years is the most of any division rival over that span.
REBELS RETURN TO POSTSEASON
Ending a four-year postseason drought, Ole Miss returned with a win and a second-round berth in the NIT. An opening-round host, the South Region No. 4 seed Ole Miss knocked off No. 5 Appalachian State 73-59 before having its season end at Clemson. Ole Miss was back in postseason play for the 13th time in the program’s history and the first time since earning an NCAA Tournament bid in 2002. The Rebels’ seven postseason appearances in the last 11 years equals the second-most of any SEC Western Division team over that span.
With the SEC Tournament victory over LSU, Ole Miss secured the program’s eighth 20-win season and first since going 20-11 during the 2001-02 campaign. Over the last four losing seasons, the Rebels’ previous high for wins had been 14. Also, after five or less SEC victories in each season since 2002, Ole Miss nearly doubled that mark with eight this year.
KENNEDY HAS RECORD-SETTING DEBUT
With the team’s 21st victory of the year against Appalachian State in the NIT, Andy Kennedy recorded the most wins by a Rebel coach in his first season at the helm. The 21 victories was the fourth-most ever, with the school record lying with the 2000-01 club’s 27 victories. Kennedy is the fourth different coach to guide Ole Miss to a 20-win season and the fifth to earn SEC Coach of the Year honors.
PACKING THE PAD
Over the last decade, the "Tad Pad" proved to be one of the toughest arenas in the nation for opposing teams to play, and this year marked a new level of dominance. The Rebels were 16-1 at Tad Smith Coliseum, establishing an arena record for single-season wins. Andy Kennedy’s club inspired a huge homecourt advantage during SEC play, averaging 8,241 fans and drawing a record crowd of 9,452 for the victory over No. 18 Alabama. Ole Miss has won 147 of its last 180 games (.817 winning percentage) in Oxford dating back to the 1995-96 campaign.
POURING IN THE POINTS
Andy Kennedy's style of "pressure basketball" paid tremendous dividends for the Rebels on the offensive side. The team averaged 73.1 points per game, a 7.9 raise from a year ago, and the highest clip since scoring 77.0 per game in 1998-99. Ole Miss scored 80-plus points in four consecutive SEC games this year for the first time since 1976. The team’s 80 points against LSU in Atlanta was its most in an SEC Tournament game since pouring in 86 against Tennessee in a first-round win at the 2001 event, 10 tourney games ago. The Rebels' 100-80 victory over Nicholls marked only the second time since 2001 for the team to reach the century mark in points.
Ole Miss seniors Clarence Sanders and Todd Abernethy are All-SEC guards, garnering second team honors from the league coaches. The duo helped the Rebels to their first SEC Western Division title since 2001. A native of Phenix City, Ala., Sanders also picked up All-SEC second team distinction from the AP. Abernethy has also picked AP Honorable Mention All-SEC and NABC All-District hardware this season. His career also features an SEC Sixth Man of the Year award as a sophomore and an SEC All-Freshman Team selection in 2004.
With his 8 points against Florida at the SEC Tournament, Todd Abernethy ran his career point total to exactly 1,000, becoming the 29th player in Rebel history to reach that mark. He finished with 1,036 points. The three-year Team Captain also moved into third on the all-time assists chart with 431, fifth in 3-pointers with 158 and tied for sixth in games played with 122. This year, Abernethy slid into the No. 4 spot on the single-season assist list with 182. With his 3 3-pointers at South Carolina, senior Clarence Sanders moved atop the Ole Miss single-season chart for treys, passing Aaron Harper’s 2002 total of 83. He finished with 96 for the year and 127 for his career, which ranks sixth-most in the record book.
SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Bam Doyne was named the SEC Player of the Week on Nov. 27. The senior guard notched consecutive 20-point games for the first time in his career in leading Ole Miss to a 2-0 week. He scored 25 in rallying the Rebels from 10 points down in the second half to an 86-77 win over Tennessee Tech. Doyne followed up with his second career double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds in directing Ole Miss past Nicholls 100-80. It marked Ole Miss' first SEC Player of the Week selection of 2006-07 and the first for Doyne. The last Ole Miss player to earn the distinction was Dwayne Curtis last year in the first week of league play. This is the 12th time a Rebel has received the honor since the 1995-96 season.
After returning from a fractured foot late in non-conference play, Dwayne Curtis notched nine double-doubles, including six in SEC play. He twice reached the 20-point, 10-rebound plateau this year, including his 20 and 12 performance in the home win over Arkansas. Curtis also shined with season highs of 25 points and 13 rebounds against Alabama A&M. He narrowly missed that mark at Auburn, scorching his former team for 19 points and 11 boards. Curtis posted 13 points and 10 rebounds against the Wildcats and all-star center Randolph Morris, and he tallied 11 points and 12 boards against LSU and All-American Glen Davis. He hit for 12 points and 10 rebounds against Alabama and their vaunted frontcourt of Davidson and Hendrix. Curtis just missed double-doubles against Tennessee (18 points and 9 rebounds), Clemson (15 points and 8 boards), Mississippi State, Alabama and Appalachian State (14 points and 8 rebounds in each game). Curtis finished fifth in the SEC in field goal percentage (53.8) and sixth in rebounding (8.3).
Once the regular season came to a close, Kenny Williams raised his game, averaging 10.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.3 blocked shots and 1.3 steals in the SEC Tournament and NIT. The junior forward collected 13 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists against Appalachian State in the NIT first round. It marked his third double-double of the year and first since a 13-point, 13-rebound performance against Alabama A&M on Dec. 22. Williams’ 12 points, on 6-for-6 shooting, in the SEC Tournament win over LSU was his most against an SEC foe, while his 12 boards vs. Florida in the semifinals was also his high against a league opponent.
SEC’S TOP POINT GUARD
Todd Abernethy raised his scoring average and assist total in each of his first three seasons as a Rebel, and this year, those figures took their biggest jump yet as the senior emerged as arguably the SEC’s best point guard. Abernethy was the SEC leader in assists per game (5.52) and assist/turnover ratio (2.94). In SEC play, he had 9 assists with no turnovers at South Carolina, and 11 assists with only 1 TO against LSU. Abernethy also averaged in double-figure points for the first time in his career at 11.2 ppg with a 12.3 clip in SEC action. The Carmel, Ind., native registered a pair of 20-point games and his first two career double-doubles with 19 points and 10 assists against Mississippi State and 12 points and a career-high 11 assists against LSU. He narrowly missed the mark in the Auburn home win with 15 points and 9 assists. Abernethy led the team in scoring five times, including a pair of 18-point showings in the NIT. In addition, he was eighth in the SEC in minutes played at 33.39 per game.
After a streaky first season in the Red and Blue, Clarence Sanders was a steady point provider for the Rebels this year. The senior guard scored in double-figures in all but three games and finished fifth in the SEC at 16.1 points per game. He turned in 11 20-point games and led or tied the team-lead in scoring 15 times. Sanders was third in the SEC in 3s per game (2.82). In SEC play, Sanders finished first in 3-pointers (3.50) and fourth in scoring (17.3). Also, after a 35.7 shooting clip a year ago, he boasted a 42.4 field goal percentage this season. Over the final 12 games, Sanders averaged 17.0 points and led the scoring efforts six times, including his 21-point showing against Florida in the SEC Tournament semis. Twice in that span he tied his own school record for 3s against an SEC foe with 7. Sanders was 7-of-13 from long range in matching his career high of 29 points against the Bayou Bengals and stuck the game-winning jumper in the final second. The Phenix City, Ala., native also burned Auburn for 7-of-11 from downtown for 21 points on the Plains, and he fired in 4-of-6 from behind the arc in hanging 22 on Mississippi State. In the win over Georgia, Sanders posted 21 points, drilling 5 3-pointers. Also in SEC play, he struck for 16 and 18 points against Alabama, 17 at Florida and 20 against Tennessee. He lit up Auburn for 18 points at home and hit two 3s in the final 1:35 for the win.
DOYNE IT ALL
Bam Doyne had a dramatic end to his four-year run as a Rebel. In the regular-season finale against Auburn, he dropped in 19 and broke a tied game with four free throws in the final three seconds. Doyne followed up with team highs of 26 points and 8 rebounds in the second-round win over LSU at the SEC Tournament. The senior guard topped the team or tied for the team-lead in scoring in 11 games and in rebounds seven times this year. He finished top-10 in the SEC in both scoring (14.9) and free throw accuracy (76.9). Doyne posted three 20-point games in SEC play and 10 total this year. He scored an even 20 at Auburn, and posted 23 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks in the win over Mississippi State. Doyne had 22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals at Vanderbilt and led the way in the Alabama victory with 17 points.
Ole Miss ignited second-half comebacks in three straight games early in SEC play and later pulled the feat again in three more contests. The final exciting antics occurred with the division title on the line. The Rebels trailed Auburn by 4 points with 1:36 left, when they used a pair of Clarence Sanders 3s to knot the game inside the final 40 seconds. After swapping baskets, Ole Miss’ fate went to the free throw line with Bam Doyne, who broke the tie by sinking all 4 tries in the final 3.8 seconds. Todd Abernethy had 2 steals and 3 assists in the winning 8-2 run.
Facing Alabama for the SEC West lead, the Rebels powered from 7 points down with 10:10 left to earn a 75-69 victory. As was the case in the other rallying efforts, Sanders was a key figure, scoring 11 of the team's final 12 points. The Bama game was the sixth this year when Ole Miss trailed at halftime and came back for the win. In the next game against LSU, the Rebels rallied again, trailing the last nine minutes and by 6 with 5:45 remaining. Ole Miss’ 12-5 final run saw Sanders with a 3-pointer, a dunk and the game-winning jumper with 0.6 seconds left.
At Vanderbilt, the Rebels stormed out of the half on a 32-16 run that turned a 15-point deficit into a 1-point advantage with 10:34 left. Ole Miss would retake the lead again later before falling 85-80. Doyne directed the surge with 15 of his 22 after halftime, while Sanders scored 11 and hit consecutive 3s to provide the first lead.
Prior to facing the Commodores, the Rebels reeled off second-half runs in which they outscored both Florida and Tennessee by 18 points. Sanders had 18 after the break and hit five consecutive shots during a 20-2 second-half explosion against the Vols that shifted a 10-point halftime deficit into a 14-point win.
After falling down by 25 points against No. 1 Florida, Ole Miss used a full-court press to begin a 29-11 run on the national champs that narrowed the gap to 7 points. After intermission, Ole Miss had 9 steals and scored 15 points off 12 Gator turnovers. Sanders attacked for 15 points in the second half, and off the bench, Eniel Polynice collected 3 steals and 8 points and Brian Smith was 2-for-2 from 3-point range. After seeing the 7-point deficit balloon again to 13 with 5:44 left, the Rebels stormed back again with three straight baskets to pull back to 7 points. In both instances in which the margin was 7, Ole Miss had a possession to draw even closer.
OTHER PLAYER POINTS (Alphabetical)
Todd Abernethy: The fourth-year Rebel missed the first game of his career against Louisiana-Lafayette. He was injured three minutes into the season opener after his head collided with an opposing player's shoulder on a screen. He suffered a slight concussion and had five stitches over his right eye. After sitting out the ULL game, the three-time Team Captain returned to the Ole Miss starting lineup with 13 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds against Fairfield.
Dwayne Curtis: The junior center suffered a stress fracture of the third metatarsal in his left foot in the third day of preseason practice and missed the first eight games of the year. In his second game back, the preseason All-SEC honoree reached a double-double less than 15 minutes into the UL-Monroe contest and finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench. He nearly repeated that feat at South Alabama with 16 points and 9 boards, and against UIC, he registered 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Bam Doyne: The senior forward tallied multiple steals in nine games, including a career-high tying 4 against Arkansas at home. He collected 3 steals against Appalachian State in the NIT first round ... Prior to game seven of the SEC slate at Vanderbilt, Doyne's previous 20-point game was a 22-point outburst in the non-conference finale at Saint Louis. During an impressive non-league season, he scored a career-high 28 in the win at South Alabama and a pair of 25-point outings against Tennessee Tech and Louisiana-Monroe. Doyne has also turned in his first two career double-doubles with 20 points and 11 rebounds against Nicholls and 20 points and a career-best 12 boards against Fairfield.
Trey Hampton: Playing in only his sixth game in SEC play, Hampton tipped in a pair of baskets for 4 points and tied the team-lead in rebounds with 5 at South Carolina. Both were SEC highs this year. The sophomore forward had one previous bucket in league play (in the opener), and his rebound total was the most since the fifth game of the year (6 at UConn) ... After missing two games with sickness, the sophomore forward returned to the court against New Orleans and added 5 points and 4 boards ... Hampton enjoyed his best game of the year against Central Arkansas. With Kenny Williams slowed by a sprained ankle, Hampton earned his first start of 2006-07 and posted season highs in minutes (25), points (8), rebounds (5) and assists (2). He was also 2-of-4 from behind the arc.
Xavier Hansbro: After making no starts as a rookie, the sophomore forward received the starting nod in the season’s first two games. In his first career start in the opening win over Mississippi Valley State, the Trezevant, Tenn., native responded with his second double-digit scoring outing as a Rebel, dropping in 11 points along with 6 rebounds. Coincidentally, Hansbro’s only other double-figure game was in last year’s season opener, when he hit 4-of-6 3-pointers for 12 points against Southern Utah.
Greg Hardy: Since suiting up for his first game with the Rebel basketball team against Alabama A&M, the two-sport athlete saw action in 15 games and earned his first career start at LSU. Hardy saved his best outings for national champion Florida. He was 3-for-3 for a career-high 6 points with 4 rebounds against the Gators in the SEC Tournament semifinals. With Kenny Williams and Jermey Parnell both fouling out in Gainesville, Hardy saw 12 minutes of action and posted 3 points, 4 rebounds and a steal, giving him 6 takeaways over a four-game span. He posted a season-high 5 rebounds with 2 points and 2 steals at Mississippi State ... A freshman from Memphis who is also a member of the Ole Miss football team, Hardy began practicing with the team on Nov. 27, following the Rebels’ Egg Bowl victory over Mississippi State in the season finale on the gridiron. As a rookie on the football team, Hardy played in all 12 games on the defensive line, tying for the team-lead in sacks (3.0) and ranking fifth in total tackles (49). His four fumble recoveries also tied for third in the SEC, and against MSU, he saw his first action at wide receiver and hauled in a 23-yard touchdown.
Rodney Jones: The freshman guard scored his first basket in SEC play at Arkansas, going 1-for-1 with 2 points and 1 rebound in 6 minutes. Jones saw action in eight games against league foes with the most minutes, 7, coming at Florida ... Jones scored in both NIT games and had 4 points and 2 boards at Clemson.
Andy Ogide: After playing in only three of the first 12 games, the freshman forward received the starting nod for the first time in his career in the win over Alabama A&M. Ogide saw 11 minutes of action and posted 3 points and 5 rebounds. He had his best game against Louisiana-Monroe with 7 points on 3-for-3 shooting.
Jermey Parnell: The junior forward turned in his first career double-double against Georgia, posting SEC highs of 11 points and 10 rebounds ... Parnell started 11 straight games during non-conference play and returned to the starting lineup in four of the last seven games. He also made a start in SEC action against Arkansas at home. ... After only five double-figures scoring games in his first two seasons, the junior forward scored 10 or more points seven times this year. In the win over Tennessee Tech, Parnell tallied 14 points and 8 rebounds, and he followed up with 13 points and 4 boards against Nicholls. Against New Orleans, the Gosnell, Ark., native established a career high in scoring with 16 points, going 5-for-5 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw stripe ... Parnell scored 6 points against a league foe on four occasions. He totaled 6 points and 5 rebounds in each of the final two regular-season games.
Eniel Polynice: The freshman guard earned the starting nod in eight games against SEC teams, including six straight at one point. In the SEC Tournament second round, Polynice turned in his best game since non-conference season, tallying 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in the win over LSU. It was his fourth double-digit scoring performance. He got his first career start at Vanderbilt and responded with 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals. Polynice also totaled 7 points and 3 assists in the win over LSU and 6 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals ... For the fourth time this season, Polynice helped energize a big Rebel run in the second-half comeback at Florida. During Ole Miss' 29-11 outburst on the Gators, the Sarasota, Fla., native scored 8 points and collected 3 steals, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in helping bring a 25-point deficit down to 7 ... The freshman guard had his best game as a Rebel against New Orleans, knocking down 4-of-4 3-pointers in totaling 15 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. Polynice dropped in 12 of his points in the second half in helping Ole Miss rally from 7 down early in the stanza. He followed up with 10 points in a career-high 29 minutes at Memphis. Down 12-3 early, Polynice came off the bench to score three of the next four Ole Miss baskets to help ignite a 21-11 Rebel run ... Polynice also sparked Ole Miss in the victory over Central Arkansas in the HCF Classic. With the Rebels clinging to a 2-point advantage midway through the second half, Polynice drilled a pair of 3-pointers and scored 8 points in 2:18 to push the lead up to 10.
Clarence Sanders: In six SEC contests, the Rebels erased deficits late with Sanders spearheading the rallying efforts. The senior guard scored 15 of his team-high 17 points in the second stanza at Florida, as Ole Miss reeled off a 29-11 against the nation's No. 1. He followed with 18 second-half points against Tennessee to help the Rebels go from 10 down at the break to a 83-69 victory. Sanders dropped in 11 after the break at Vanderbilt and hit back-to-back 3-pointers to cap a 32-16 run and provide Ole Miss a 1-point lead. Against Alabama, he led the Rebels from 7 points down with 10:10 left to a 75-69 win, scoring 11 of the team's final 12 points. Sanders struck again in the home victory over LSU, when he scored 7 points during the team’s game-ending 12-5 run, including the go-ahead jumper with less than a second left for the 71-70 win. His latest heroics occurred Saturday, when he hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final 1:35 to overcome Auburn. The Rebels were down by 4 points when he fired the first trey, and his second bomb tied the game with 39 ticks left ... At one point this year, Sanders hit 11 straight shots, posting a perfect second half against UIC and connecting on his first five attempts against Alabama A&M. In the win over UIC, Sanders connected on 4-of-6 treys in leading the Rebels with 20, and he netted his first four 3s in scoring 23 against Alabama A&M. Sanders drilled 4-of-7 treys in pouring in 22 points against Louisiana-Lafayette, and he struck for a team-high 21 against Fairfield and 20 against Nicholls.
Brian Smith: The junior guard shot 48.1 percent from the field (13-of-27) and 47.6 from 3-point range (10-of-21) in league play. He scored 5 or more points in five games, including when he hit a pair of late 3-pointers at Alabama. Smith was 2-for-2 from the field in scoring 5 points against both Mississippi State and Tennessee. He also came off the bench to hit a key trey with 8:11 left in the home win over Arkansas, and was 2-for-2 from behind the arc during the Rebels' 29-11 second-half comeback at Florida. In addition, he hit a crucial 3-pointer in the midst of the Rebels' late game-winning rally against Alabama ... Smith was a hero in the home win over LSU. Down by a point with the Tigers burning the clock, Smith got the steal with 6 seconds left that led to Clarence Sanders’ game-winning basket. Smith also deflected LSU’s inbound pass on their last-second possession ... Smith earned his second career start at Vanderbilt. He played 19 minutes and collected 3 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists ... With starting point guard Todd Abernethy leaving with injury in the game's opening moments, Smith stepped in admirably in the season opener, helping lead the Rebels to the 72-49 victory over Mississippi Valley State. Smith played 21 minutes and recorded career highs of 10 points and 4 rebounds. He connected on 4-of-7 field goals, including 2-of-4 treys. With Abernethy still out, the 5-foot-11 Smith earned his first career start against Louisiana-Lafayette and saw 17 minutes of action.
Kenny Williams: The junior forward led Ole Miss in field goal percentage at 54.9 percent and 59.5 in SEC play. He was 6-for-6 in the SEC tourney win over LSU ... Williams notched multiple blocked shots in a game for the 12th time this year and for the second-straight game with a pair against LSU in the SEC Tournament. He collected a career-high 3 against Alabama. He finished 12th in the SEC in blocks (1.12) ... Williams scored in double figures in five games against SEC teams. At Arkansas, he tallied 10 points, 8 rebounds and a career-high 4 assists. He struck for 10 points and 7 rebounds in the home win over Arkansas, and he amassed 10 points and 6 rebounds on the road against both Vanderbilt and LSU. Williams was also effective against Tennessee with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocked shots and Auburn at home with 9 points, 4 boards and 2 blocks ... Williams turned in two double-doubles during the non-conference season, including a 13-point, career-high 13-rebound effort against Alabama A&M. Williams had his best game as a Rebel against Nicholls with his first double-double, posting a career-high 16 points with 10 rebounds. He also hit for 15 points and 6 boards against New Orleans and 13 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals against Tennessee Tech.
ABERNETHY EARNS ACADEMIC HONORS
In addition to leading Ole Miss to its best season in five years, Todd Abernethy has done his fair share of good work off the court, earning academic honors and continuing his charitable service in the community. For the second straight year, Abernethy was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI team, which is voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The senior banking and finance major was also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth straight year.
REBELS VISIT ST. JUDE
The Ole Miss basketball team took a break from its trip to Memphis to visit St. Jude Children’s Hospital on Friday. The Rebels shared and took photographs with the children and their families, and at least one patient has expressed to being a long-time, loyal Ole Miss basketball fan. “We want our players to understand the impact they can have on young people,” said Rebel head coach Andy Kennedy. “It’s exciting for our program to give back to such a great cause.”
STEALING THE SHOW
Ole Miss posted double-digit takeaways seven times this year, including 11 in the NIT first-round win over Appalachian State with 3 apiece from Todd Abernethy, Bam Doyne and Kenny Williams. The Rebels established a season high for steals at Florida with 12 against the No. 1 Gators, including 3 from Eniel Polynice. Brian Smith collected 3 against Tennessee, as the team totaled 11. Ole Miss also managed 11 steals on the Plains and pressed Auburn into 25 turnovers. The Rebels notched 10 steals and forced 21 turnovers in home wins over both Arkansas and Auburn. Clarence Sanders tallied multiple steals in 14 games overall this year and led the team with 41. Ole Miss finished fourth in the SEC in steals in league play at 7.56 per game.
PROTECTING THE BALL
Ole Miss finished second in the SEC in assist/turnover ratio (1.17) and third in turnover margin (+3.41). The Rebels were in single digits in turnovers in 11 games and five times in league play. Ole Miss had only 5 giveaways against Alabama and a season-low 4 against LSU. Senior guard Todd Abernethy was the SEC leader in assist/turnover ratio at 2.94.
Ole Miss was on fire from the free throw line in Atlanta, shooting 83.3 percent in the two SEC Tournament games. The 22 makes against LSU was the Rebels’ most since the start of SEC play. The Rebels ranked fourth in the conference in free throw percentage at 70.3. That figure was over 7 points better than the previous year’s 63.0 percentage and was the highest since firing at a 72.6 clip in 2002-03. The Ole Miss upperclassmen led the charge with Todd Abernethy at 79.2, Clarence Sanders at 78.4, Bam Doyne at 76.9 and Dwayne Curtis at 75.4. However, Ole Miss had nine games this season with 10 or less free throw attempts. The Rebels were at the foul line for only 2 shots at LSU and 4 at Saint Louis.
REBELS ON THE TUBE RECORD TIME
Ole Miss made 22 television appearances, breaking the previous school record of 21 set in 2000-01. It marked the ninth straight season that Ole Miss played 10 or more TV games. The NIT contest at Clemson was the Rebels’ second of the year on ESPN, as the Ole Miss-Mississippi State rivalry was renewed in Oxford with an "Super Tuesday" showdown. The Connecticut game was also on ESPNU. The Rebels were on Lincoln Financial six times, while five games were played on FSN. The Rebels were in front of the cameras four times each on SportsSouth and CSS. In addition, five games were streamed live over the web on OleMissSports.com's premium site, OleMissSports.tv.
IMPRESSIVE AGAINST NON-LEAGUE FOES
Since the 1993-94 season, the Rebels have posted an impressive 134-44 record (.753 winning percentage) versus non-conference opponents. Ole Miss boasts a 12-3 mark against non-SEC teams this season, with all three losses coming on the road to No. 19 UConn 77-59, No. 16 Memphis 82-70 and Saint Louis 59-56. Ole Miss is 3-3 in non-conference games in road or neutral court games this year with wins at South Alabama 82-72 and over Fairfield 70-67 and Central Arkansas 75-61 at the Hispanic College Fund Classic in Hartford, Conn.