Ole Miss to Face Cincinnati in Emerald Coast Classic Championship
Nov. 29, 2014

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EMERALD COAST CLASSSIC CHAMPIONSHIP
Ole Miss (4-1) vs. Cincinnati (5-0)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m. CT
Location: Niceville, Fla.
Arena: Arena at NW Florida State (2,200)
Television: CBS College Sports
Jason Knapp, play-by-play
Chris Spatola, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
Eli Savoie, play-by-play
Satellite Radio: Sirius 142, XM 196
Live Video: OleMissSports.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Cincinnati leads 1-0
Streak: UC, W1
Last Meeting, UC W, 78-78 (12/27/54)

TIP OFF
• Ole Miss knocked off No. 23 Creighton Friday to advance to the Emerald Coast Classic championship game against Cincinnati.
• The victory marked the Rebels' first victory over a ranked opponent since knocking off No. 18 Wisconsin in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. 
• Ole Miss is 17-6 in regular-season tournaments under head coach Andy Kennedy, including capturing the 2007 San Juan Shootout and 2013 Barclays Classic championships. 
• The Rebels have a 97-28 record (.776 win pct.) against teams outside the SEC since Andy Kennedy took over in 2006-07, including a 62-6 mark at home.
• Senior G LaDarius White scored 18 points in the Rebels' win over Creighton, including 16 in the second half, and is averaging 14.0 ppg over his last four games. 
• The Ole Miss defense ranks sixth in the SEC in scoring (62.0 ppg), second in steals (9.0/game) and third in field goal percentage defense (.349). Ole Miss is also tied for third in the league forcing 16.0 turnovers per game.
• Senior G Jarvis Summers was recently named to the Cousy Award Watch List, which is given to the nation's top point guard.
• Summers is the SEC active career leader in points (1,313), assists (387), minutes played (3,062) and wins (70), and recently moved past Henry Jackson for sixth all time in school history in assists. 
REBELS TAKE DOWN RANKED FOE
Senior G Jarvis Summers led the Rebels with 23 points, while fellow senior G LaDarius White added 18, including 16 in the second half, as Ole Miss defeated No. 23 Creighton 75-68 at the Emerald Coast Classic. Junior G Martavious Newby and senior G M.J. Rhett added nine points apiece for the Rebels. Summers was 9-of-10 at free-throw line and Newby was 4-of-4 - all in the final 20 seconds - as the Rebels finished 19-of-21 overall from the line. It marked Ole Miss' first win over a ranked opponent since knocking off No. 18 Wisconsin in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. 
FAMILIAR FOE
Head coach Andy Kennedy will a familiar foe Saturday when the Rebels face Cincinnati. Kennedy was the Bearcats' interim head coach in 2005-06 before coming to Oxford. Kennedy guided UC to a 21-13 record and an NIT appearance in his one season as head coach. He spent five total seasons in Cincinnati, four as an assistant for Bob Huggins, and helped the Bearcats win 119 games and make four trips to the NCAA Tournament. 
WHITE HOT
Senior G LaDarius White scored 18 points in the Rebels' win over No. 23 Creighton, including 16 in the second half to spur the Ole Miss comeback. White was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field in the half including 2-for-2 from 3, and knocked down both free throw attempts. Ole Miss trailed the Bluejays by six at the half before White spurred the Rebels' comeback with a player efficiency rating of +21. White is averaging 14.0 ppg over his last four games and is shooting 60.6 percent (20-33) from the floor after starting the season just 2-of-9 from the field. 
OLE MISS IN REGULAR-SEASON TOURNAMENTS
Ole Miss is 17-6 in regular-season tournaments under head coach Andy Kennedy, including capturing the 2007 San Juan Shootout and 2013 Barclays Center Classic championships. Last year, the Rebels knocked off Georgia Tech and Penn State in Brooklyn, New York to claim the Barclays Center Classic title.
OLE MISS IN REGULAR-SEASON TOURNAMENTS
Ole Miss is 17-6 in regular-season tournaments under head coach Andy Kennedy, including capturing the 2007 San Juan Shootout and 2013 Barclays Center Classic championships. Last year, the Rebels knocked off Georgia Tech and Penn State in Brooklyn, New York to claim the Barclays Center Classic title.
OLE MISS VS. CINCINNATI
The Rebels dropped their only all-time meeting with Cincinnati 78-70 on Dec. 27, 1954 in Owensboro, Ky. Ole Miss is  
REBELS HITTING FREEBIES
Ole Miss ranks third in the SEC hitting 79.2 percentage of its free throw attempts. The Rebels hit 19-of-21 attempts (.905) against Northern Arizona and have hit 65 of their last 77 from the line (.844). Six Ole Miss players are shooting over 75.0 percent from the line, including junior G Stephan Moody who is 19-of-20 (.950). 
KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS NINTH YEAR
In nine seasons under Mississippi native Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss has a 175-102 record, one SEC Tournament championship, two SEC West championships, six 20-win campaigns and six postseason berths, which includes an NCAA Third Round appearance and pair of trips to the NIT Final Four. The all-time winningest coach in school history, Kennedy has averaged more than 21 wins per season in his eight full years in Oxford.
SUMMERS NAMED TO COUSY AWARD WATCH LIST
Senior G Jarvis Summers was one of 35 players recently named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in men's college basketball.
KENNEDY'S FIRST EIGHT YEARS RANK AMONG ALL-TIME SEC GREATS ...
Last season, head coach Andy Kennedy moved past Florida's Billy Donovan and Alabama's Wimp
Sanderson for the third-most wins by a head coach in their first eight years in the league at one school.
See the list below:
1. Rick Pitino (Kentucky) - 219
2. Joe B. Hall (Kentucky) - 183
3. Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) - 171
4. Bill Donovan (Florida) - 169
    Wimp Sanderson (Alabama) - 169
... AND HE IS MOVING UP THE NINE-YEAR LIST
Kennedy is also tied for sixth on the list for most win by a coach in their first nine years in the league
at one school. See the list below:
1. Joe B. Hall (Kentucky) - 205
2. Bill Donovan (Florida) - 193
3. Wimp Sanderson (Alabama) - 186
4. Rick Stansbury (MSU) - 185
5. Mark Gottfried (Alabama) - 181
6. Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) - 175
SUMMERS EARNS PRESEASON HONORS
Senior G Jarvis Summers was named to the All-SEC first team in a preseason poll of both the leagues' coaches and media. He was also selected the preseason SEC Player of the Year and first team all-conference by CBSSports.com. In addition, Summers was named the second-most undervalued player in the nation by Jay Bilas, who rated Summers the ninth-best point guard in the nation. 
OLE MISS `D' AMONG BEST IN THE LEAGUE
The Ole Miss defense is among the top units in the league, ranking sixth in the SEC in scoring (62.0 ppg), second in steals (9.0/game) and third in field goal percentage defense (.349). The Rebels are also tied for third in the league forcing 16.0 turnovers per game, forcing at least 12 turnovers in every game. Ole Miss is holding opponents to only 30.7 percent from behind the arc, which ranks third in the conference. 
 
SCOUTING THE BEARCATS
Cincinnati is a perfect 5-0 on the young season after knocking off Middle Tennessee 69-51 to advance to Saturday's championship game. The Bearcats returned just 38.2 percent of their scoring from a year ago and had to replace three starters including All-American Sean Kilpatrick. Sophomore G Troy Caupain leads the team averaging 10.6, while juco transfer and Memphis native Octavius Ellis is close with posting 10.0 ppg and a team-high 9.0 boards a game. The Bearcats average just 60.6 ppg as a team, but are allowing only 49.6 ppg. Cincinnati is outrebounding opponents by 10.0 rpg and limiting teams to just 26.0 rpg. 
 
REMEMBER NOVEMBER
In nine seasons under head coach Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss has racked up a 45-7 record in November games, including a 4-1 mark this year.
REBS PICKED SIXTH IN PRESEASON POLL
Ole Miss was projected to finish sixth in the SEC preseason media poll. Kentucky was predicted as the league champion followed by Florida, Arkansas, LSU and Georgia.
SUMMERS LEADS THE SEC
Senior G Jarvis Summers is the SEC active career leader in points (1,313); assists (387);
minutes played (3,062); and wins (70).
SUMMERS CLIMBS THE CAREER CHARTS
Senior G Jarvis Summers recently passed former teammate Marshall Henderson and is tied with Cob Jarvis for 18th on the Ole Miss all-scoring list with 1,313 career points. Summers also ranks third all time in 3-point FG percentage (.395) and sixth all time in assists (387). See page 7 for updated career records.

 

 

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