Ole Miss Basketball To Host Spirit Express In First Exhibition Monday Night

Nov. 5, 2000

OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss men's basketball squad will open exhibition play Monday, Nov. 6 versus Spirit Express at Tad Smith Coliseum. Game time is 7:00 p.m. (CT).

General admission tickets for the exhibition contest are $5, and Ole Miss students will be admitted free with a student ID.

The Rebels held two scrimmages during preseason drills. In Ole Miss' second intra-squad scrimmage Nov. 1, freshman Aaron Harper led all Rebels with 19 points, hitting seven of his 11 shots from the field. Harper also collected five assists, three rebounds and two steals. Emmanuel Wade, Jason Holmes and Justin Reed each scored 14 points apiece. Wade was 5-of-6 from the field, including 2-of-2 from the three-point line. Holmes, who shot 7-of-11 from the field, also added eight rebounds.

The Rebels held their first intra-squad scrimmage Oct. 21, and sophomore forward Richard Kirklin netted 14 points to lead all scorers. Senior forward Rahim Lockhart added 13 points and eight rebounds, while Harper and David Sanders each had 12 points apiece. Wade netted 11 points.

Ole Miss will play its second exhibition contest Saturday, Nov. 11 versus Christian Brothers University. Game time is 1:00 p.m. (CT).

Both exhibition games will be broadcast on Oxford's WQLJ Radio 93.7 FM. Fans can also listen to the exhibition games over the internet by going to WQLJ's website at www.wqlj.com.

The Rebels will open regular-season play Nov. 18 versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Tad Smith Coliseum. Game time for the season opener will be announced at a later date.

 

 

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