Men's Basketball Preseason Starts Friday
Dundrecous Nelson (photo by Nathan Latil)

Oct. 12, 2011

2011-12 Season Outlook

OXFORD, Miss. – Coming off its fourth 20-win campaign and fourth postseason berth in the last five seasons, Andy Kennedy’s Ole Miss basketball team will begin preparations for the 2011-12 season on Friday.

The Rebels will hold their first official preseason session at the majestic Basketball Practice Facility on Friday, the first day the NCAA allows for full team practices. From Sept. 15 until the official start of preseason, college basketball teams are limited to two hours of skill instruction per week. Prior to Sept. 15, teams can offer skill instruction for only four players at a time.

Ole Miss returns six lettermen, including starters Terrance Henry, Reginald Buckner and Nick Williams, from last year’s 20-14 team that earned an NIT berth. Other key returnees include Dundrecous Nelson, Demarco Cox and Steadman Short, while the team welcomes nine players who either joined the team this season or redshirted a year ago.

A free exhibition game on Thursday, Nov. 3 will give fans an early opportunity to see the newest version of Ole Miss Hoops. The Rebels will tip off against North Alabama at 6 p.m. at Tad Smith Coliseum.

The night before Ole Miss’ football homecoming game, the hoops team will host its season opener versus Louisiana-Monroe at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Season tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Ole Miss Athletics Ticket Office at 662-915-7167 or toll free at 1-888-732-8587 (in state).


 

 

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