Ole Miss Hosts Rutgers In SEC/Big East Challenge

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Nov. 28, 2012

GAME SIX

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Ole Miss (5-0) vs. Rutgers (4-1)

Date: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
Time: 1:00 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Arena: Tad Smith Coliseum (8,867)
Television: ESPNU
          Joe Davis, play-by-play
          Joe Dean, Jr., analyst

Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
          David Kellum, play-by-play
          Keith Carter, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Satellite Radio: Sirius 136, XM 200
Series: First Meeting

TIP OFF

• Ole Miss will host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday as part of the SEC/Big East Challenge. This is the sixth year of the event and the third time the Rebels have participated.
• The reigning SEC Player of the Week, senior F Murphy Holloway became the 34th member of the Ole Miss 1,000-point club last week and now has 1,033 career points.
• Junior Marshall Henderson has started his Rebel career averaging an team-best 17.0 ppg over the first five contests, which ranks ninth in the SEC. The 49 points he scored his first two games is the most by a Rebel to start his career since “World Class” Gerald Glass scored 59 points in 1988.
• Holloway grabbed nine rebounds vs. McNeese State, which vaulted him past Rahim Lockhart (780) and Dwayne Curtis (774) into fifth-place in Ole Miss history with 791 boards. Next on the list is John Stroud in fourth-place with 826 boards.
• With five blocks vs. Lipscomb, senior F Reginald Buckner moved past Mamadou N’diaye of Auburn for 14th in SEC with 242 career blocks. Buckner is just five blocks shy of tying Charles Claxton of Georgia for 13th with 247 blocks.

REBELS IN SEC/BIG EAST CHALLENGE
Ole Miss will host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as part of the SEC/Big East Challenge. This is the sixth year of the event and the third time the Rebels have participated. Ole Miss won last season at DePaul, 70-68, and dropped a game vs. Louisville, 77-68, in 2008 in Cincinnati.

OLE MISS VERSUS BIG EAST FOES
Ole Miss owns an 8-11 all-time record against current members of the Big East Conference. Last year, the Rebels defeat DePaul in the SEC/Big East Challenge and fell to Marquette in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.

REBELS AMONG NATION’S BEST
Ole Miss ranks highly in the latest NCAA national stats released on Monday as the Rebels lead the country in scoring margin (33.2 ppg) and turnover margin (+9.6). The Rebels also rank fourth in field goal percentage defense (32.8), fifth in scoring (88.4 ppg), seventh in 3-point percentage defense (22.5) and steals (12.2 spg), and 11th in blocks (6.6 bpg). Ole Miss also ranks in the top-50 in the nation in scoring defense (21st), rebounding margin (40th) and assists per game (41st).

HOLLOWAY NAMED SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior F Murphy Holloway was named the SEC Player of the Week for Nov. 26 after averaging 19 points and 8.5 boards in a pair of wins over McNeese State and Lipscomb. He scored 15 points versus McNeese to become the 34th player in Rebel history to top 1,000-career points and posted a season-high 23 points and pulled down eight rebounds in just 24 minutes against Lipscomb. Holloway was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field against the Cowboys and shot 80.0 percent for the week to raise his SEC-best field goal percentage to 71.7 for the season.

KENNEDY NOTCHES CAREER WIN 150
With a victory over McNeese State, head coach Andy Kennedy notched his 150th career victory. Kennedy is 151-91 (.624 winning pct.) in his eighth season as a head coach.

HOLLOWAY JOINS THE 1,000-POINT CLUB
With 15 points vs. McNeese State, senior F Murphy Holloway became the 34th member of the Ole Miss 1,000-point club. Holloway now has 1,010 career points, which ranks just 26 points behind Todd Abernethy for 33rd in school history. He currently leads in the SEC and ranks second in the nation in field goal percentage (.717) and is tied for 11th in the league in scoring at 15.8 ppg.

HENDERSON OFF TO A HOT START
Junior G 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 has definitely lived up to that billing in the first four games of the season, as he is averaging a team-best 17.0 ppg. He leads the SEC and ranks fourth in the nation in 3-pointers made (4.0 pg) and ranks ninth in the conference in scoring. Henderson scored a game-high 22 points in the season opener versus Mississippi Valley State, 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. In his second game vs. Coastal Carolina, Henderson poured a season-high 27 points, including 6-of-13 from three, and added four assists, two rebounds and two steals. The 49 points Henderson scored in his first two games is the most by a Rebel to start his career since “World Class” Gerald Glass scored 59 points in 1988.

HOLLOWAY IS MASTER OF THE GLASS
Entering his final season at Ole Miss F Murphy Holloway has broken into the school’s top five for career rebounds. With nine rebounds versus UALR, Holloway vaulted past Rahim Lockhart (780) and Dwayne Curtis (774) into fifth-place in Ole Miss history. He now has 791 career and boards and next on the list is John Stroud in fourth-place with 826 boards. Holloway is the SEC active career leader in rebounds and double-doubles, ranks second in steals and third in points. He is tied for the SEC lead this season with two double-doubles and leads the conference and ranks 36th in the nation in rebounding at 9.4 rpg.

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 101 games, the Memphis native has now accumulated 242 blocks, which ranks 14th in SEC history ahead of Mamadou N’diaye, of Auburn. He trails Charles Claxton, of Georgia, by just five blocks for 13th on the list. The school record was previously held by Sean Murphy, who had 180 blocks in 117 games from 1988-91. Buckner’s 2.8 average this season ranks second among SEC players and 19th in the nation. He now holds the school record for blocks in a career, season and game. He blocked at least one shot in 31-of-33 games last year and 88-of-101 games over his four-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.

LOCK-DOWN DEFENSE
Ole Miss has been particularly stingy on defense this season as the Rebels lead the SEC and rank fourth nation in field goal percentage defense (32.8) and seventh in 3-point percentage defense (22.5). The Rebels ranks second in the SEC and seventh in the NCAA steals (12.2 spg) and second in the league and 11th in the nation in blocks (6.6 bpg). Ole Miss has forced 108 turnovers in the first five games for an average of 21.6 turnovers per game, and currently leads the nation in turnover margin at +9.6.

SCOUTING THE SCARLET KNIGHTS
Rutgers enters the SEC/Big East Challenge showdown with a 4-1 mark in non-conference action. RU knocked off UNC-Greensboro last Sunday as sophomore guards Eli Carter (Paterson, N.J.) and Myles Mack (Paterson, N.J.) combined to shoot 18-of-26 to score 49 points. Carter made 9-of-15 field goals and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe to score 25 points, while Mack shot 9-of-11, including 3-of-4 from behind the arc, to post a career-best 24 points. The Scarlet Knights, who overcame a 10-point first half deficit, shot 57. 4 percent (31-54) and were 21-of-25 (84 percent) from the charity stripe. Carter was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after averaging 22.5 points, while shooting 56.0 percent (14-of-25) and a perfect 14-of-14 from the free throw line, to help the Scarlet Knights to a 2-0 record last week. He currently leads the BIG EAST and ranks 14th nationally in free throw percentage (95.7, 22-of-23), while also placing eighth in the conference in scoring (18.0) and tied for 10th in three-point field goals made per game (2.0).

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 89-18 (.832 win pct.) in games played at Tad Smith Coliseum during Kennedy’s tenure, including a 5-0 record this season. Ole Miss has won 220 of its last 270 games (.815 win pct.) in Oxford dating back to the 1995-96 campaign. The Rebels have an all-time record of 453-197 (.697 win pct.) at Tad Smith Coliseum, which opened in 1965-66.

NON-CONFERENCE SUCCESS
Ole Miss boasts an 80-21 record (.792 win pct.) against teams outside the SEC since Andy Kennedy took over in 2006-07, including a 56-2 mark at home. The Rebels are 5-0 versus non-conference foes this year.

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