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Date: Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Arena: Tad Smith Coliseum (8,867)
Television: ESPN3
     Richard Cross, play-by-play
     Van Chancellor, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
     David Kellum, play-by-play
     Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Live Video: ESPN3
Satellite Radio: Sirius 123, XM 196
Series: Ole Miss leads 8-5
     Streak: Ole Miss, W2
     Last Meeting: OM W, 71-50 (12/18/10)

The Last Meeting
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December 18, 2010
Oxford, Miss.
Ole Miss Holds Down ETSU, 71-50
Ole Miss used a stifling defense and strong shooting to earn a 71-50 win over ETSU on Saturday.

TIP OFF

• Ole Miss will return home to host East Tennessee State after dropping its first road game of the season at Middle Tennessee last Saturday. This non-bracketed game is a part of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, which both teams are participating.
• Ole Miss earned its first-ever home win over a Big East member school when the Rebels took down Rutgers. The Rebels had previously beaten Louisville, South Florida and Temple at home, but none were members of the Big East at the time.
• Senior F Murphy Holloway notched his third double-double of the season with 17 points and 15 boards in the Rebels win over Rutgers. Holloway leads all active SEC players with 28 career double-doubles.
• Ole Miss rates highly in the latest NCAA national stats, as the Rebels rank fourth in the nation in scoring margin (+25.1), fifth in turnover margin (+7.1), eighth in scoring defense (58.3ppg), 11th in field goal percentage defense (35.4%), 13th in 3-point field goal defense (25.0%) and steals (10.4 pg), and 20th in blocks (5.7 pg).
• With two blocks versus Middle Tennessee, senior F Reginald Buckner tied Charles Claxton of Georgia for 13th in SEC history with 247 career blocks.

REBELS AMONG NATION'S BEST
Ole Miss rates highly in the latest NCAA national stats, as the Rebels rank fourth in the nation in scoring margin (+25.1), fifth in turnover margin (+7.1), eighth in scoring defense (58.3ppg), 11th in field goal percentage defense (35.4%), 13th in 3-point field goal defense (25.0%) and steals (10.4 pg), and 20th in blocks (5.7 pg). The Rebels also rank in the top-50 in the nation in scoring defense (40th), rebounding margin (47th) and assist/turnover ratio (49th).

OLE MISS TAKES DOWN FIRST BIG EAST FOE
Ole Miss earned its first-ever home win over a Big East member school when the Rebels took down Rutgers. The Rebels had previously beaten Louisville, South Florida and Temple at home, but none were members of the Big East at the time. Last year, Ole Miss knocked off Miami for its first home win versus an ACC opponent and defeated Penn State for its first-ever Big Ten road win.

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 pass Todd Abernethy, Denver Brackeen and Ron Coleman for 31st all-time scoring list with 17 points vs. Rutgers and now has 1,061 career points, which ranks just five points behind Jason Harrison for 30th in school history. He currently ranks second in the SEC and 10th in the nation in field goal percentage (.629) and ranks 13th in the league in scoring at 15.3 ppg.

KENNEDY NOTCHES CAREER WIN 150
With a victory over McNeese State, head coach Andy Kennedy notched his 150th career victory. Kennedy is 152-92 (.623 winning pct.) in his eighth season as a head coach.

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 Middle Tennessee, Holloway now has 814 career boards and inched closer to John Stroud (826) for fourth-place in Ole Miss history. Holloway is the SEC active career leader in rebounds and double-doubles, ranks second in steals and third in points. He is tied for first in the SEC this season with three double-doubles and leads the conference and ranks 12th in the nation in rebounding at 10.1 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 103 games, the Memphis native has now accumulated 247 blocks, which ties Charles Claxton of Georgia for 13th in SEC history. He trails Brandon Wallace of South Carolina and Erick Dampier of Mississippi State for 11th on that list. The school record was previously held by Sean Murphy, who had 180 blocks in 117 games from 1988-91. Buckner's 2.7 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 every game this season, 31-of-33 games last year and 90-of-103 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 particularity stingy on defense this season as the Rebels rank second in the SEC and 11th in nation in field goal percentage defense (35.4%) and 13th nation in 3-point percentage defense (25.0%). The Rebels rank second in the SEC and 13th in the NCAA steals (10.4 spg) and second in the league and 20th in the nation in blocks (5.7 bpg). Ole Miss has forced 136 turnovers in the first six games for an average of 19.4 turnovers per game, and currently leads the SEC and ranks fifth in the nation in turnover margin at +7.1.

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.

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 17.1 ppg. He leads the SEC and ranks seventh in the nation in 3-pointers made (3.7 pg) and ranks fourth 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.

WE MUST PROTECT THIS BALL
Ole Miss has done a great job this season of protecting the ball, as the Rebels rank fourth in the SEC in fewest turnovers per game at 12.3. Sophomore point guard Jarvis Summers has done a particularly great job of limiting turnovers, as he leads the SEC and ranks seventh in the nation in assist/turnover ratio at 5.4. Summers has only committed five turnovers on the season compared to 27 assists and ranks sixth in the league averaging 3.9 apg.

SCOUTING THE BUCCANEERS
East Tennessee State (2-5) returns two starters off last year's squad that posted a 17-14 record and finished tied for fourth in the Atlantic Sun with a 10-8 league mark. The Bucs, who lost their starting point guard and sport a roster with just seven scholarship players, have dropped 4-of-5 road games this season including a 54-38 loss at Georgia. This season, the Bucs' top two returning starters were guards Sheldon Cooley and Marcus Dubose, who both combined to score 19.7 points per game a year ago. However, both Cooley and Dubose have been dismissed from the team for violation of team rules and policies. Along with those two, fellow guard Jarvis Jones and forward Lukas Poderis are the only other ETSU seniors to be returning after playing significant minutes last year, but Poderis is now lost for the season with a left foot injury and will be forced to redshirt, while Jones is academically ineligible for the first semester. Redshirt freshman Lester Wilson has stepped up in their absence and leads ETSU averaging 18.7 ppg and 6.9 rpg.

OLE MISS-ETSU SERIES
Ole Miss holds an 8-5 advantage in the all-time series over East Tennessee State. The Rebels have won two in a row in the series and last lost to the Bucs in 1985. Ole Miss is 4-1 all time versus ETSU in Oxford with the only defeat coming in `85.

SON OF A GUN
ETSU head coach Murry Bartow is the son of legendary UAB head coach Gene Bartow, whom Andy Kennedy played for from 1998-91. Murry was an assistant coach on Kennedy's UAB teams and Kennedy later worked for Bartow as an assistant at UAB from 1996-2001.

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 90-18 (.833 win pct.) in games played at Tad Smith Coliseum during Kennedy's tenure, including a 6-0 record this season. Ole Miss has won 221 of its last 271 games (.815 win pct.) in Oxford dating back to the 1995-96 campaign. The Rebels have an all-time record of 454-197 (.697 win pct.) at Tad Smith Coliseum, which opened in 1965-66.

NON-CONFERENCE SUCCESS
Ole Miss boasts an 81-22 record (.786 win pct.) against teams outside the SEC since Andy Kennedy took over in 2006-07, including a 57-2 mark at home. The Rebels are 6-1 versus non-conference foes this year.

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