Ole Miss Hosts Coastal Carolina

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 11, 2012

Complete Release

GAME TWO

Ole Miss (1-0) vs. Coastal Carolina (1-0)

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Arena: Tad Smith Coliseum (8,867)
Television: None
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
          David Kellum, play-by-play
          Keith Carter, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Live Video: OleMissSports.com
Satellite Radio: Sirius 136, XM 198
Series: First Meeting

TIP OFF

• Junior Marshall Henderson scored a game-high 22 points, hitting 5 of 11 from behind the arc, and senior Murphy Holloway recorded his 26th career double-double with 15 points and 11 boards as Ole Miss raced passed Mississippi Valley 93-57 in the season opener.

• The 93 points Ole Miss scored in the season opener was the most points the Rebels have scored since posting 100 vs. Alcorn State on 12/30/10 and was the most points scored in a season opener since scoring 97 vs. MVSU in 2007.

• With 11 rebounds vs. Mississippi Valley State, senior Murphy Holloway moved into a tie with Coolidge Ball for eighth in the Ole Miss record book with 754 boards. Next on the list is Justin Reed with 766 career rebounds.

• Senior forward Reginald Buckner already holds the Ole Miss career record in blocked shots (231) and ranks 16th in SEC history in that category. He is just four blocks shy of tying Leon Douglas of Alabama for 15th.

• Ole Miss returns four full-time starters from last year's squad (Nick Williams - 32 , Murphy Holloway - 30, Jarvis Summers - 30, Reginald Buckner - 25) that started a combined 117 games last season and boasts 228 career starts.

KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS SEVENTH YEAR

In seven seasons under Mississippi native Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss has a 126-78 record, two SEC West championships, five 20-win campaigns and five postseason berths, which includes a pair of trips to the NIT Final Four. The Rebels have their sights set on challenging for the program's first NCAA Tournament bid since 2002, as Kennedy enters his seventh year at the helm.

SEASON OPENING WIN

Junior Marshall Henderson hit five three-pointers and poured in a game-high 22 points and senior Murphy Holloway collected his 26th career double-double, as Ole Miss raced pasted Mississippi Valley State 93-57 in the season opener on Friday night. Holloway finished with 15 points and added 11 boards to give him 754 rebounds for his career and move him into a tie with Coolidge Ball for eighth on the Ole Miss career list. Freshman Martavious Newby added 11 points and eight rebounds, while senior Reginald Buckner added 10 points, four steals and three blocks for the Rebels. Ole Miss improve to 78-25 (.755 winning percentage) in season openers and have won its last nine season openers, including 16 of the last 17 home openers.

HENDERSON OFF TO A HOT START

Junior Marshall Henderson was known as a scorer when coach Andy Kennedy signed the guard out of South Plains Junior College, and the Hurst, Texas native definitely lived up to that billing in the season opener versus the Delta Devils. Henderson scored a game-high 22 points, hitting 5 of 11 from behind the arc and becoming the first Rebel to nail five 3-pointers in a game since Dundrecous Nelson in 2011. He finished the game 6 of 12 from the field and added two steals and an assist in his first collegiate start.

HOLLOWAY IS MASTER OF THE GLASS

Entering his final season at Ole Miss F Murphy Holloway has broken into the school's top 10 for career rebounds. With 11 rebounds versus Mississippi Valley State, Holloway tied Coolidge Ball (754) for eighth place on the Rebels' all-time chart. Holloway is the SEC active career leader in double-doubles, second in rebounds and ranks fifth among active players in points.

BUCKNER MOVES UP IN SEC CAREER BLOCKS LIST

Senior F Reginald Buckner became the Rebels' all-time career leader in blocked shots last year. In just 97 games, the Memphis native has now accumulated 231 blocks, which is 16th in SEC history. The school record was previously held by Sean Murphy, who had 180 blocks in 117 games from 1988-91. Buckner's 2.2 average last season ranked fifth among SEC players and 41st in the nation. He now holds the school record for blocks in a career, season and game. He blocked at least one shot in 29 of 31 games last year and 82 of 95 games over his three-year career. His total of 69 blocks last season is the Ole Miss record by a junior and is the second-most in a season in school history. His sophomore season total of 95 is the school record.

SCOUTING THE CHANTICLEERS

Coastal Carolina returns two starters off of last year's squad that posted a 19-12 record and a 12-6 mark in Big South play. The Chanticleers opened the 2012-13 season with a 74-70 overtime home victory over Akron last Friday. Senior Anthony Raffa scored a game-high 27, including hitting 8 of 15 shots from the field and knocking down four three-pointers including a pair in the decisive overtime period. He was also 7-of-10 from the free throw line and tied for the team lead in rebounds with eight. Senior Kierre Greenwood chipped in 19 points and a team-high four assists and sophomore Warren Gillis had a pair of career-highs in points (10) and rebounds (8) in just his fourth career start.

REMEMBER NOVEMBER

In seven seasons under head coach Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss has racked up a 31-6 record in November games, including a 1-0 mark this season and a 5-1 record last year.

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 85-18 (.824 win pct.) in games played at Tad Smith Coliseum during Kennedy's tenure, including a 1-0 record this season. Ole Miss has won 216 of its last 266 games (.811 win pct.) in Oxford dating back to the 1995-96 campaign. The Rebels have an all-time record of 449-197 (.695 win pct.) at Tad Smith Coliseum, which opened in 1965-66.

NON-CONFERENCE SUCCESS

The Rebels boast a 76-21 record (.779 win pct.) against teams outside the SEC since Andy Kennedy took over in 2006-07, including a 52-2 mark at home. The Rebels are 1-0 versus non-conference foes this year.

PRESEASON PROJECTIONS

Ole Miss was predicted to finish seventh in the SEC in the preseason media poll. The league eliminated the East and West divisions for the 2011-12 season. Kentucky was tabbed league champion, followed by Florida, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama and Ole Miss. Rounding out the predictions were Georgia, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, LSU, Auburn, South Carolina and Mississippi State. Athlon also tabbed Murphy Holloway to the national All-Underrated first team.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Feb. 24-March 2, 2015)

      Monday, March 2, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewFeb. 24-March 2, 2015Track & Field - Ole Miss got SEC titles from Jalen Miller (60m), Daniel Bulmer (mile) and the distance medley relay, and the Rebels achieved their best SEC indoor finish since 1984.... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- March 1

      Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Athletics

      The calendar turned to March, as the men's and women's basketball teams march toward the SEC Tournament and postseason play. The baseball team faced perhaps its biggest challenge of nonconference play. The softball and men's tennis teams each had another... read more

    • Rebels Look to Add to NCAA Tournament Case

      Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Women's Basketball

      The numbers and bracket projections may not be in his favor at this point, but head women's basketball coach Matt Insell is selling the NCAA Tournament selection committee on his team passing the eye test, as Ole Miss enters its... read more

    • Kennedy, Rebels Look to Flush LSU Loss

      Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      BATON ROUGE, La. -- With an opportunity to perhaps lock itself into the NCAA Tournament, or at the very least enhance its resume, Ole Miss lost back-to-back games for the first time all season, falling on the road at LSU... read more

    • Rebels Look to Enhance NCAA Tournament Resume

      Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      Despite the most recent home loss to Georgia on Wednesday night, Ole Miss remains a team projected to be solidly in the field, as the Rebels put their school record four-game SEC road winning streak on the line when they... read more

    • PHOTOS: Ole Miss Snow Day 2015

      Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Athletics

      Here's a collection of snow days photos from Ole Miss Athletics Photographer Josh McCoy (@OleMissPix):The Pavillion at Ole Miss in winter! #SnowDay2015 #WAOM @OleMissSports @OleMissMBB @OleMissWBB pic.twitter.com/nHyhVPlDvG-- OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) February 25, 2015 Awweeee.... #SnowDay2015 #WAOM @OleMissSports @OleMissFB pic.twitter.com/R1BDZ0shvS-- OleMissPix (@OleMissPix)... read more

    • VIDEO: The Flagship Football Promo

      Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Football

      read more

    • Rebels Ready for Rematch with Georgia

      Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      If recent history is any indication, Ole Miss and Georgia are likely to go down to the wire on Wednesday night. Four of the last five meetings over the last three seasons have been decided by five points or less,... read more

    • VIDEO: The Pavilion Time Lapse

      Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      read more

    • Golson, Prewitt Compete at NFL Combine

      Monday, February 23, 2015 - Football

      The defensive backs, including former Ole Miss players Senquez Golson and Cody Prewitt, participated in on-field workouts at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine on Monday in Indianapolis. Looking ahead, Ole Miss will hold its annual pro day on March 5... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Feb. 17-23, 2015)

      Monday, February 23, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review Feb. 17-23, 2015 Men's Basketball - Ole Miss posted a 2-0 mark last week with a 71-65 win at Mississippi State and a 59-57 victory over Tennessee. The Rebels improved to 10-4 in the... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Feb. 22

      Sunday, February 22, 2015 - Athletics

      Despite winter weather that affected many teams, it was a busy week for Ole Miss athletics. The men's basketball completed a 2-0 week and has positioned itself well entering the last two weeks of the regular season. The baseball, women's... read more

    • Bramlett Impresses in First Two Starts Back

      Sunday, February 22, 2015 - Baseball

      After missing the end of the 2013 season and the entire 2014 season due to recovery from a torn labrum, sophomore right-hander Brady Bramlett has been brilliant in his first two outings back in 2015, fanning 19 batters through 12.0... read more

    • VIDEO: Rebel Locker Room by Lids

      Saturday, February 21, 2015 - Athletics

      read more

    • Rebels Look to Complete Thursday-Saturday Sweep

      Saturday, February 21, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      For the second time in as many weeks, Ole Miss embarks on a Thursday-Saturday swing, returning home to host Tennessee on Saturday after a 71-65 win on Thursday at Mississippi State. During the previous week, Ole Miss was on the... read more