Men's Basketball Travels To Oklahoma

Dec. 3, 1999

Game #7

Ole Miss (6-0) vs. Oklahoma (5-0)

Saturday, December 4 - 7:00 p.m. (CT)
Lloyd Noble Center - Norman, Okla.

Rebels on Television and Radio

Television: Sooner Sports Network (Dean Blevins, play-by-play, Charlie Spoonhour, color analyst)

Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network (David Kellum, play-by-play, Sean Tuohy, color analyst, Stan Sandroni, pregame/halftime/postgame host)

OLE MISS TO COMPLETE FIVE-GAME ROAD TRIP AT OKLAHOMA ON SATURDAY

The Ole Miss Rebels (6-0, 0-0 SEC) will complete their five-game road trip on Saturday, Dec. 4 when they travel to Norman, Okla., for a non-conference encounter against the Oklahoma Sooners (5-0, 0-0 Big 12). Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. (CT) at the Lloyd Noble Center. The Rebels enter Saturday's game after defeating Alabama State, 77-65 on Dec. 1. The Sooners also enter Saturday's contest undefeated at 5-0. Oklahoma defeated San Diego (68-61) and UC-Irvine (81-68) last weekend to capture the Sooner Holiday Classic.

OLE MISS-OKLAHOMA SERIES

The Rebels lead the all-time series versus Oklahoma, 1-0. Ole Miss won the only meeting between the two schools, a 75-72 victory in the semifinals of the 1998 Puerto Rico Holiday Classic

- PROBABLE STARTERS -

* Based on last game's starters
No.  Player (Yr.)          Pos. Ht.   Wt.   PPG/RPG   Hometown
11   Jason Harrison (So.)   G   5-5   150   5.7/2.2   Little Rock, Ark.
22   Jason Flanigan (Jr.)   G   6-1   175   8.8/4.7   Little Rock, Ark. 
24   Marcus Hicks (Sr.)     F   6-6   200   17.5/5.7  Jackson, Tenn.
25   Lataryl Williams (Sr.) F   6-7   200   7.2/3.3   Oxford, Miss.
44   Rahim Lockhart (Jr.)   F   6-8   250   15.5/12.7 Mendenhall, Miss.

- RESERVES -

No.  Player (Yr.)          Pos. Ht.   Wt.   PPG/RPG   Hometown
15   Ray Waddell (Jr.)      G   5-9   165   0.8/0.5   Philadelphia, Miss.
20   Jason Holmes (Jr.)     G   6-5   200   4.8/1.7   Tylertown, Miss.
21   Darrian Brown (So.)   G/F  6-6   200   6.5/4.3   West Memphis, Ark.
23   Syniker Taylor (Fr.)   G   6-0   195   0.0/0.0   Gulfport, Miss.#
30   Josh Hayes (Fr.)       G   6-7   190   5.0/2.0   Little Rock, Ark.
31   John Gunn (Fr.)       F/C  6-10  245   1.5/2.0   Oxford, Miss.
32   Emmanuel Wade (Fr.)    G   6-3   185   3.0/1.5   Marianna, Ark.
45   Richard Kirklin (Fr.)  F   6-9   200   2.5/2.7   Pine Bluff, Ark.
54   John Engstrom (So.)    C   7-0   245   0.0/0.6   Paragould, Ark.
# - will join the team following the football season

LAST MEETING
December 22, 1998
Ole Miss 75, #23 Oklahoma 72

Senior guard Keith Carter netted a game-high tying 20 points and grabbed a team-best eight boards, and Jason Harrison hit 5-of-6 free throws in the final 1:50 to lead Ole Miss to a 75-72 win over No. 23-ranked Oklahoma in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic. Marcus Hicks added 17 points, and Harrison scored 10 points.

Michael Johnson led the Sooners with 20 points, six assists and four steals. Eduardo Najera (12 points), Ryan Humphrey (11) and Renzi Stone (10) also scored in double figures for Oklahoma. Najera grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds.

The Sooners led 36-32 at halftime, but the Rebels went on a 15-5 run to open the second half to take the lead for good at 47-41 with 14:43 left in the contest. Hicks (four points) and Williams (three-pointer) led the Rebels in the spurt. Ole Miss maintained its advantage, and was ahead 64-61 at the 2:57 mark when the Rebels went on a 7-0 run to increase their lead to 71-61 and put the game away. Solid free throw shooting helped Ole Miss build its lead, as the Rebels hit 7-of-8 from the charity stripe during the run.

Johnson hit three treys in the final minute, but it was not enough as the Rebels took the win, 75-72.

In the first half, Ole Miss held at 13-8 lead early. The Sooners, however, responded with a 17-4 spurt to take a 25-17 advantage with 9:41 left before intermission. Johnson led the Oklahoma run with five of his 20 points in the spurt. The Rebels came back to tie the contest at 29-all at the 4:28 mark, but the Sooners outscored Ole Miss, 7-3 the remainder of the first half to take a 36-32 halftime lead.

The Rebels shot 56.5 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from the three-point arc. The Sooners hit 44.3 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from the three-point line. Oklahoma out-rebounded the Rebels, 38-27.

Ole Miss   FG-A   3P-A   FT-A  Reb  Pts   Ast   Blk   Stl
Smith       4-9    0-0   1-2    2    9     3     0     2
Hicks       7-9    0-0   3-7    4   17     1     2     2
Rogers      1-1    0-0   0-0    3    2     0     2     1
White       1-2    0-1   3-3    2    5     2     0     2
Carter      7-12   3-7   3-4    8   20     2     0     3
Flanigan    0-2    0-0   1-4    1    1     1     0     1
Harrison    2-3    1-2   5-6    2   10     3     1     1
Brown       0-1    0-1   0-0    0    0     0     0     0
Williams    2-3    2-3   0-0    1    6     0     0     1
Lockhart    2-4    0-0   1-2    1    5     0     0     1
TEAM                            3
Totals     26-46   6-14 17-28  27   75    12     5    14

Oklahoma FG-A 3P-A FT-A Reb Pts Ast Blk Stl Najera 5-18 1-5 1-3 14 12 0 0 4 Humphrey 4-10 0-0 3-6 4 11 0 1 1 Stone 5-8 0-0 0-0 4 10 2 2 1 Johnson 7-12 3-5 3-3 3 20 6 1 4 Heskett 3-4 2-2 1-1 0 9 2 0 0 Martin 3-8 1-3 2-2 4 9 2 0 3 Spaulding 0-1 0-0 1-2 2 1 1 0 1 TEAM 7 Totals 27-61 7-15 11-17 38 72 13 4 14

Ole Miss 32 43 - 75 Oklahoma 36 36 - 72

Officials: Roberts, Fauser, Tarrats

Attendance: 278.

SCOUTING OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma, a member of the Big 12 Conference, is off to a 5-0 start in the 1999-2000 campaign. The Sooners have won two tournaments-Top of the World Classic and Sooner Holiday Classic-en route to their 5-0 start. Oklahoma is ranked among the teams in the "Also Receiving Votes" category in both top 25 polls. Senior forward Eduardo Najera and sophomore guard J.R. Raymond lead the Sooner offensive attack with each averaging 18.8 points apiece. Najera, a preseason All-America selection, also leads Oklahoma on the boards with a 7.6 average. Junior forward Nolan Johnson is averaging double figures with 10.4 points, and is the team's second-leading rebounder (4.8 rpg). The Sooners are shooting 48.4 percent from the field, 43 percent from the three-point line and 76 percent from the charity stripe. Head coach Kelvin Sampson is in his sixth season at Oklahoma and has compiled a 108-55 record as the Sooner mentor. Overall, Sampson has coached 17 seasons and has a 284-203 record.

- OKLAHOMA PROBABLE STARTERS -

* Based on last game's starters
No.  Player (Yr.)         Pos.  Ht.   Wt.   PPG/RPG    Hometown
 5   Nolan Johnson (Jr.)   F    6-4   215   10.4/4.8   Brooklyn, N.Y.
21   Eduardo Najera (Sr.)  F    6-8   240   18.8/7.6   Chihuahua, Mexico
33   Renzi Stone (Sr.)     C    6-10  250   4.4/3.6    Tulsa, Okla.
11   J.R. Raymond (So.)    G    6-2   175   18.8/4.6   Gastonia, N.C.
14   Tim Heskett (Jr.)     G    6-1   185   9.0/2.0    Lexington, S.C.

- TOP RESERVES -
No.  Player (Yr.)         Pos.   Ht.   Wt.   PPG/RPG   Hometown
20   Kelley Newton (Jr.)   G     6-2   195   5.4/0.8   Kansas City, Kan.
34   Jameel Heywood (Jr.)  F     6-6   230   4.8/5.4   Bronx, N.Y.
10   Hollis Price (Fr.)    G     6-1   160   4.6/0.8   Gastonia, N.C.
32   Victor Avila (Sr.)    C     6-10  255   1.2/1.8   Culiacan, Mexico

BARNES IN SECOND SEASON AS REBEL MENTOR

Rod Barnes is in his second season at the helm of the Ole Miss Rebel basketball program. With the Rebels' win over Alabama State on Dec. 1, Barnes improved his overall coaching record to 26-13. In his first season in 1998-99, Barnes guided Ole Miss to a 20-13 overall record and a third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. The Satartia, Miss., native became the first head coach in the history of Rebel basketball to win 20 games in his first season. Last season, Barnes also guided the Rebels to a 72-70 win over Villanova in the NCAA Tournament first round, marking the program's first-ever victory in NCAA play. Barnes was hired as the Rebel head coach on April 9, 1998, after Rob Evans left to take the h ead coaching position at Arizona State on April 6. A 1988 graduate of Ole Miss, Barnes served as an assistant under Evans from 1993-98. During his time as an assistant coach, the Rebels compiled a record of 76-63 and won back-to-back Southeastern Conference Western Division titles and received consecutive NCAA Tournament berths in 1997 and 1998. Barnes played at Ole Miss from 1984-88 and was named All-SEC his senior season. He still ranks on the Ole Miss career charts in scoring (17th, 1,201 points), assists (2nd, 456) and steals (6th, 154).

BARNES THIRD FASTEST TO 25 WINS

With the Rebels' win over Wisconsin-Green Bay on Nov. 28, Ole Miss head coach Rod Barnes posted his 25th victory in only the 38th game in his career as the Rebel mentor. Barnes reached the 25-win plateau the third fastest of any head coach in Ole Miss basketball history. See the following chart:

Head Coach       Overall Coaching      Game Which
                 Record at Time of     Recorded
                 25th win              25th Win
Homer Hazel       25-5                   30th
George Bohler     25-10                  35th
Rod Barnes        25-13                  38th
Ed Murphy         25-23                  48th
B.Y. Walton       25-25                  50th
Lee Hunt          25-25                  50th
Cob Jarvis        25-29                  54th
Rob Evans         25-31                  56th
Bonnie Graham     25-33                  58th
Bob Weltlich      25-35                  60th

REBELS VERSUS THE BIG 12 CONFERENCE

Ole Miss has a 9-16 overall record versus members of the Big 12 Conference. The Rebels are 1-0 versus Oklahoma State and Oklahoma, 1-1 versus Nebraska, 6-8 versus Texas, 0-1 versus Baylor, Kansas and Texas A&M and 0-4 versus Texas Tech. Ole Miss has played only one Big 12 Conference member since the league was formed in 1994, and that was Oklahoma last year. Prior to last season's meeting with the Sooners, the last time Ole Miss played a current member of the Big 12 Conference was the 1981 season when the Rebels fell to Kansas, 69-66 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Current Rebel radio analyst Sean Tuohy was a guard on that Ole Miss team which played Kansas in the 1981 NCAA Tournament.

REBELS TOUGH ON NON-CONFERENCE FOES IN RECENT YEARS

In last eight years (including the 1999-2000 season), the Rebels have posted a 57-27 record (.678 winning percentage) versus non-conference opponents. Non-conference foes have found Ole Miss especially tough the last five seasons (1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000), as the Rebels have an impressive 40-11 mark (.784 winning percentage) against out-of-conference teams. The following shows Ole Miss' non-conference record over the previous eight years:

92-93    5-5         
93-94    7-3         
94-95    5-5
95-96    6-4
96-97    8-3
97-98    9-2
98-99   11-4
99-2000  6-0

REBELS WIN SOCON HOLIDAY HOOPS TOURNAMENT TITLE

Ole Miss won the SoCon Holiday Hoops Tournament title last weekend (Nov. 26-28), defeating Wisconsin-Green Bay in the championship contest. The three-day tournament was played in Greenville, S.C. The title was the Rebels' first-ever three-day tournament championship, and it was also the program's first in-season tournament title (two or more rounds) since the 1988-89 campaign when the Rebels won the Bayou Classic. With the three wins in the SoCon Holiday Hoops Tournament, Ole Miss evened its all-time regular season tournament record at 51-51 (.500 winning percentage).

REBELS OFF TO FIRST 6-0 START SINCE 1973-74...

With its win over Alabama State on Nov. 28, Ole Miss improved its record to 6-0 to begin the 1999-2000 season. The 6-0 start is the program's first since the 1973-74 Rebels also began their season 6-0. The 1970-71, 1966-67, 1959-60 and 1955-56 teams also started their season with 6-0 marks.

...AND LOOKING TO IMPROVE TO 7-0

With a victory over Oklahoma on Saturday, Ole Miss would improve its record to 7-0 to start the season. The last time an Ole Miss team began a season with a better record than the current mark of 6-0 was in 1936-37 when the Rebels had an 11-0 start.

HICKS, LOCKHART NAMED TO ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Senior Marcus Hicks (Jackson, Tenn.) and junior Rahim Lockhart (Mendenhall, Miss.) were named to the SoCon Holiday Hoops All-Tournament Team. Hicks averaged 14.7 points and 6.0 rebounds, while Lockhart 13.0 points and 13.0 boards. Lockhart also had 10 blocked shots and five steals.

THE MAGIC NUMBER IS...

Well, for the Rebels, it seems as if that number is 70. In the past four seasons (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000), Ole Miss has an incredible 60-6 record (.909 winning percentage) when it scores 70 points or more in a game. On the other hand, the Rebels are 7-23 when they net less than 70 points in a game. Last season, Ole Miss had an 18-3 record (.857 winning percentage) when it eclipsed the 70-point plateau. This year, the Rebels are 5-0 when scoring 70 points or more.

REBEL DOMINATION ON THE BOARDS

Ole Miss has been simply dominating its opponents on the boards in the early portion of the season. The Rebels are averaging 45.0 rebounds per contest, while the opposition has a rebounding average of 29.3 boards-a margin of 15.7 boards per game, which is tops in the SEC. The following chart shows the Rebels' domination on the boards:

Opponent         Rebel Rebs.   Opp. Rebs.   Margin
Jacksonville St.    50            36         +14
McNeese St.         49            27         +22
Furman              48            26         +22
Oregon St.          46            28         +18
Wisconsin-GB        41            32          +9
Alabama St.         36            27          +9
Avg.                45.0          29.3      +15.7

LOCKHART DOUBLES HIS PLEASURE-A SIXTH TIME

Junior Rahim Lockhart continues to double his pleasure in the early portion of the Rebel schedule, as he recorded his sixth consecutive double-double in Ole Miss' victory over Alabama State on Dec. 1. The following charts Lockhart's double-doubles this season:

Opponent         Points   Rebs    Notes
Jacksonville St.   29      11     career high pts
McNeese St.        13      16     career high rebs
Furman             15      14     tied car-high blks (4)
Oregon St.         11      12
Wisconsin-GB       13      13     tied car-high stls (4)
Alabama St.        12      10
Avg.               15.5    12.7

The junior forward now has seven career double-doubles, as his first came last season against Tennessee (Feb. 17, 1999) with a 16-point, 12-rebound game.

FLANIGAN TIES CAREER HIGH IN REBOUNDING VERSUS OREGON STATE

Junior guard Jason Flanigan (Little Rock, Ark.) tied a career best with eight boards in the Rebels' win over Oregon State on Nov. 27. Flanigan also recorded eight boards in both wins over Arkansas in the 1998-99 campaign. Flanigan had a solid all-around game versus the Beavers, recording six points, eight rebounds, six assists and only one turnover in 33 minutes of action.

FLANIGAN TURNING UP THE DEFENSE

The past two seasons, junior Jason Flanigan has been the Rebels' defensive stopper, and the junior guard is already in top form on the defensive end in the early portion of the 1999-2000 season. In the championship game win over Wisconsin-Green Bay on Nov. 28, Flanigan was assigned to stop B.J. LaRue, the Phoenix's top scorer with a 16.0 scoring average. LaRue, who was selected the tournament's MVP, scored 11 first-half points, but Flanigan put the clamps on LaRue in the second half. After the intermission, LaRue did not score, shooting 0-of-5 from the field and 0-of-3 from the three-point arc.

Flanigan also played a solid all-around floor game in the win over Wisconsin-Green Bay, recording seven points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 35 minutes of action

CALL HIM "MR. CLUTCH"

Sophomore Darrian Brown (West Memphis, Ark.) has turned into one of the Rebels' clutch performers in the early season. Brown, who entered the SoCon Holiday Hoops Tournament last weekend with averages of 2.5 points and 3.0 rebounds, scored 26 points (8.6 ppg) and grabbed 13 boards (4.3 rpg) in the Rebels' three victories over Furman, Oregon State and Wisconsin-Green Bay.

However, it was Brown's clutch play that stood out. In the semifinal victory over Oregon State, Brown scored a season-high 11 points and hit 7-of-10 from the charity stripe, including 5-of-6 in the last 2:30 of the contest to help preserve the win. The following night, Brown had nine points and six boards (season-high) and hit the game-clinching free throw with four seconds left to seal the 57-53 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay. Brown also hit a clutch three-pointer at the halftime buzzer of the Wisconsin-Green Bay, giving Ole Miss not only a three-point halftime lead at 36-33 but also the momentum going into the intermission.

FLANIGAN TIES CAREER HIGH IN FIELD GOALS

Junior Jason Flanigan has played well in the Rebels' first six games, and it shows in the 6-foot-1 guard's shooting from the field. Flanigan hit a career-high tying six field goals in Ole Miss' victory over Alabama State on Dec. 1. He scored 18 points versus the Hornets, which was two points shy of his career high of 20 points. Flanigan-who hit 36.1 percent from the floor in his first two years as a Rebel-is shooting 47.1 percent from the field this season.

HICKS NEARING 500

Senior Marcus Hicks is closing in on the 500-point plateau for his career. Hicks has scored 492 points in 38 career games. Last year, Hicks scored 387 points, and after six games this season, the 6-foot-6 junior has 105 points. Hicks leads the Rebels in scoring this year with a 17.5 average.

TAKING CARE OF THE BALL

Ole Miss head coach Rod Barnes preaches "taking care of the basketball"-or in other words, no turnovers. Well, junior Jason Flanigan has been listening to Barnes' message. The 6-foot-1 guard has a team-high 29 assists compared to only 10 turnovers (nearly 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio). With his third assist in the victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay on Nov. 28, Flanigan hit the 150-assist plateau for his career. A starter in all six games this season, Flanigan has 158 career assists.

HICKS HAS CAREER SCORING NIGHT

Senior forward Marcus Hicks netted a career-high 26 points in Ole Miss' victory over McNeese State on Nov. 23. Hicks' previous career best was 24 points in a Rebel victory over Louisville on Dec. 5, 1998. He scored his career high on 11-of-17 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 from the charity stripe. The 11 field goals made tied a career best (also made 11 field goals versus Louisville). Hicks also recorded five boards, three assists, one block and one steal in the win over McNeese State.

LOCKHART EXPLODES FOR CAREER HIGH

In the Rebels' 74-59 victory over Jacksonville State on Nov. 19, junior forward Rahim Lockhart netted a career-best 29 points, breaking his previous high of 21 points against Alabama on Jan. 6, 1999. The 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward scored his 29 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the field and 7-of-10 from the charity stripe. The 11 field goals were also a career high for Lockhart. He also tied a career best with four blocked shots. In 32 minutes of action versus Jacksonville State, Lockhart committed no turnovers.

ANOTHER CAREER NIGHT FOR LOCKHART

For the second straight game, junior Rahim Lockhart set a career high-this time on the boards. Lockhart grabbed a career-best 16 boards in Ole Miss' win over McNeese State on Nov. 23. The 16 boards broke his previous career high of 12 rebounds set two times last season versus Tennessee (Feb. 17, 1999) and Mississippi State (Jan. 20, 1999).

REBELS ENTER 1999-2000 SEASON WITH NEW LOOK

After three seasons of having several returnees, the Ole Miss Rebel basketball program entered the 1999-2000 campaign with a new look, as only two starters and seven letterwinners return. Last season, the Rebels returned three starters and nine letterwinners, and in 1997-98, all five starters returned from the 1996-97 season. The following chart shows what the Rebels return in 1999-2000:

Stat Category       Returning	   Pct.
Points              1186 of 2540   46.7
Rebounds             576 of 1197   48.1
Assists              265 of 545    48.6
Blocks                86 of 133    64.7
Steals               156 of 326    47.9

FRESHMAN HAYES GETS STARTING NOD IN FIRST GAME

Freshman Josh Hayes (Little Rock, Ark.) received the starting nod in his first game in a Rebel uniform in Ole Miss' season opener versus Jacksonville State on Nov. 19. Hayes had a solid showing in his first start with five points, two rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot, one steal and no turnovers in 16 minutes of action. Hayes is the first Rebel freshman to start his first game since former standout Jason Smith did so in the 1995-96 season opener versus Davidson (an 84-83 overtime loss on Nov. 27, 1995). Hayes has been out of action since that first game with a stress fracture in his right foot.

SHAKING UP THE LINEUP

After three seasons of knowing who was going to start, Rebel fans don't know what to think in 1999-2000, as head coach Rod Barnes has had three different lineups in the first six games. The following shows those lineup changes:

Jacksonville St.: Hicks, Williams, Lockhart, Hayes, Flanigan
McNeese St.: Williams, Lockhart, Kirklin, Flanigan, Harrison
Furman: Williams, Lockhart, Hicks, Flanigan, Harrison
Oregon St.: Williams, Lockhart, Hicks, Flanigan, Harrison
Wis.-Green Bay: Williams, Lockhart, Hicks, Flanigan, Harrison
Alabama St.: Williams, Lockhart, Hicks, Flanigan, Harrison

KIRKLIN BULLISH ON THE BOARDS, GETS FIRST START

Freshman forward Richard Kirklin (Pine Bluff, Ark.) has been impressive with his board play for the Rebels in the early season. Kirklin is averaging 2.7 rebounds after six games, including a season-best seven boards in the win over McNeese State on Nov. 23. He also scored 10 points in that victory. The 6-foot-9 forward received the first start of his collegiate career versus the Cowboys on Nov. 23. Kirklin is averaging 2.5 points per game.

REBELS CELEBRATES 90TH SEASON OF BASKETBALL IN 1999-2000

In 1999-2000, the Ole Miss Rebel basketball program will celebrate its 90th campaign. The Rebels have posted a 925-1044 all-time record in their previous 89 seasons. The Ole Miss program has won a Southern Conference Tournament title (1927-28), a Southeastern Conference Tournament title (1981) and consecutive SEC Western Division titles (1997, 1998). The Rebels have also appeared in four NCAA Tournaments (1981, 1997, 1998, 1999) and five NITs (1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989).

GOING FOR FOUR STRAIGHT NCAA TOURNAMENTS IN 1999-2000

The Ole Miss Rebel basketball program is the first team from the state of Mississippi to play in three straight NCAA Men's Basketball Division I Tournaments since Alcorn State did so in 1982, 1983, and 1984. No Division I men's basketball team from the state of Mississippi has ever played in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments.

OLE MISS PICKED SIXTH IN WEST BY MEDIA

The Ole Miss Rebels were picked to finish in sixth place in the SEC Western Division in a vote by media members at the annual conference media days on Nov. 3-4. Auburn was selected to win the SEC overall title and the Western Division championship. Arkansas was second, followed by Alabama, Mississippi State and LSU. In the East, Florida was picked to finish first, followed by Kentucky, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Georgia and South Carolina.

OLE MISS' 1999-2000 RECRUITING CLASS RANKED AMONG NATION'S ELITE

The 1999-2000 Rebel recruiting class was ranked among the top 30 in the country, according to two national recruiting publications. The Ole Miss recruiting class was ranked No. 26 in the nation by both PrepStar and HOOP SCOOP magazines. Other Southeastern Conference schools ranked (PrepStar/HOOP SCOOP) were: Mississippi State (3/3), Florida (6/6), Kentucky (7/7), Alabama (9/9), Georgia (10/10), South Carolina (12/12), Tennessee (14/14) and Arkansas (22/22).

TIP-INS...

Ole Miss shot over 50 percent from the field for the first time this season versus Alabama State on Dec. 1. Last year, the Rebels hit 50 percent or better from the field 12 times, including 56.5 percent in the win over Oklahoma in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic...Freshman guard Emmanuel Wade (Marianna, Ark.) played a career-high 28 minutes versus Alabama State on Dec. 1. He scored four points on 2-of-2 shooting from the field and had two assists, two steals and no turnovers...The Rebels have a 39-24 record (.619 winning percentage) in December games in the 1990s. Ole Miss was 6-2 in the month of December last season, with the losses coming at Memphis (78-72, ot) and against Ohio State (67-62) in the finals of the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic...The Rebels shot over 70 percent from the charity stripe in the wins over Furman (70.4 percent) and Oregon State (76.7 percent). The last time the Rebels shot 70 percent or better from the free throw line in consecutive games was last season versus Northeast Louisiana (Dec. 2, 72.0 percent) and Louisville (Dec. 5, 73.9 percent) both Ole Miss wins...Sophomore Darrian Brown hit a career-best seven free throws in Ole Miss' win over Oregon State...Rahim Lockhart is four boards shy of #300. The junior forward has 296 rebounds. He grabbed the 250th rebound of his career in the win over Furman on Nov. 26.

 

 

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    • We Meet Again

      Thursday, May 11, 2017 -

      As the Ole Miss men's tennis team gets set for its NCAA first round match against UC Santa Barbara Friday, we throw it back to 1997, the first ever meeting between the two schools that kicked off an NCAA Tournament... read more

    • From the Tennis Court to Dr. Rangel

      Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Women's Tennis

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    • Carter Breaks Course Record at Texas Shootout

      Friday, April 28, 2017 - Women's Golf

      By Alex Sims for OleMissSports.comIt was a special day for a Rebel great. Ole Miss Women's Golf alumna Dori Carter tied the lowest round of her career on Friday to break the course record at Las Colinas Country Club and... read more

    • Final Thoughts From The Tee Box

      Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Women's Golf

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    • Mock Draft Roundup

      Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - Football

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    • Game 3: Ole Miss 9, Missouri 6

      Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Baseball

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    • From The Tee Box - 2017 SEC Championships - Day 2

      Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Women's Golf

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    • Game 2: Ole Miss 3, Missouri 1

      Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Baseball

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    • From The Tee Box - 2017 SEC Championships - Day 1

      Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Women's Golf

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    • NFL Releases Official Pro Day Numbers

      Monday, April 10, 2017 - Football

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