Rebels Head To Memphis To Tangle With Tigers
Dec. 17, 2015

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Ole Miss (8-2, 0-0 SEC) at Memphis (8-2, 0-0 AAC)
Date: Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. CT
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Arena: FedExForum (18,119)
Television: ESPNEWS
     Bob Picozzi, play-by-play
     Tim Welsh, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
     David Kellum, play-by-play
     Keith Carter, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Live Video: WatchESPN.com
Series: Memphis leads series 27-12
     In Memphis: Memphis leads 19-2
     Streak: Ole Miss, W1
     Last Meeting: Ole Miss W, 90-81 (3/19/10)

TIP OFF
• Ole Miss travels to Memphis Friday to renew its Mid-South rivalry with the Tigers. The Rebels are 10-4 in road games since last season.
• Head coach Andy Kennedy picked up 200th career victory as the Ole Miss head man versus Louisiana Tech Tuesday. The all-time winningest coach in school history, Kennedy is 200-116 in 10 seasons in Oxford and 220- 129 in 11 years as a head coach. He is the 19th coach in SEC history to win 200 games at one school and has the fifth-most wins by a coach in his first 10 years in the league at one school.
• Ole Miss leads the SEC, and ranks 38th nationally, with a 74.0 free throw percentage this season.
• Senior G Stefan Moody leads the SEC, and ranks seventh nationally, in scoring at 24.1 ppg this year. He has scored 20-plus points in all but two games this season and has broken the 30-point mark twice. Moody is also the leading power-conference scorer in the nation this season and has made a 3-pointer in 24-straight games, which is tied for the fourth-longest streak in school history.
• Senior G Stefan Moody is the SEC career leader in free throw percentage at 89.54 percent (min. 200 attempts).
• Junior F Sebastian Saiz grabbed 15 rebounds in Ole Miss' win over La. Tech and ranks second in the SEC, and 18th nationally, pulling down 10.3 rpg. He is also tied for fifth in the league with three double-doubles this year.
• Senior F Tomasz Gielo scored 13 points and pulled down 3 boards in the Rebels' win over the Bulldogs. Gielo is averaging 10.7 ppg over his last six games after posting just 3.3 ppg in the first four.
• Junior F Rasheed Brooks scored a career-high 20 points on 8 of 10 shooting and was 4 of 5 from behind the arc in the Rebels' win over the Bulldogs.

#AK200
Head coach Andy Kennedy picked up his 200th win as the Ole Miss head man against Louisiana Tech. The all-time winningest coach in school history, Kennedy is 200-116 in 10 seasons in Oxford and holds a 221-129 record in 11 years as a head coach. Kennedy has beaten 92 different teams, including all 13 SEC foes, in his 10 years at Ole Miss and is just the 19th coach in SEC history with 200 career wins at one school.

KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS 10TH YEAR
In 10 seasons under Mississippi native Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss has a 200-116 record, one SEC Tournament championship, two SEC West championships, seven 20-win campaigns and seven postseason berths, which includes two NCAA Tournament appearances 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 nine full years in Oxford.

CONSISTENT WINNER
Andy Kennedy is one of 11 active head coaches with 10 or more seasons without a losing record. The list includes: Roy Williams (27), Tom Izzo (20), Thad Matta (16), Mark Few (16), Bo Ryan (16), John Thompson III (15), Mike Anderson (13), Jamie Dixon (12) and Sean Miller (11).

OFFENSIVE MACHINE
Ole Miss leads the SEC in scoring over the last nine years under Andy Kennedy averaging just under 75.0 points a game and has produced a top-five individual scorer in the league seven of his nine seasons.

OLE MISS ROUTS BULLDOGS
Senior G Stefan Moody led four Rebels in double figures with 29 points as Ole Miss rolled over Louisiana Tech 99-80. Junior G Rasheed Brooks added a career-high 20 points for the Rebels, hitting 8 of 10 from the field, including 4 3-pointers, as Ole Miss posted its highest-offensive output since 2013. Sophomore F Marcanvis Hymon and senior F Tomasz Gielo added 14 and 13 points, respectively. Senior F Sebastian Saiz pulled down 15 boards, as Ole Miss won the rebounding battle for the ninth time this season.

REBELS PICK UP ROAD WIN AT SEMO
Senior G Stefan Moody scored a game-high 28 points, including 19 in the second half, to lead the Rebels to the road win. Moody had just 11 points midway through the second half, before he took over the game and scored 15-straight points for Ole Miss over a stretch of 3:04. Senior F Sebastian Saiz posted his third double-digit rebound game of the season with 11 boards, while sophomore F Marcanvis Hymon pulled down a career-high 14 rebound as the Rebel won the battle off the glass 53-36 over the Redhawks. The Rebels improved to 10-4 in road games over the last two years.

MOODY LEADS THE SEC IN SCORING
Senior G Stan Moody posted 29 points in the Rebels' over the Bulldogs and leads the in the SEC, and ranks seventh nationally, in scoring this season at 24.1 ppg. It was his fifth-straight game with 20-plus points becoming the first Rebel since Marshall Henderson in 2013 to post five-straight 20-point games. He has scored 20-plus points eight times this season and eclipsed the 30-point mark twice against Towson and UMass. He is the highest power-conference scorer in the nation this season and holds a 18.3 ppg career scoring average, which ranks 10th in school history.

NCAA Scoring Leaders
1. James Daniel, Howard 29.4 PPG
2. Jack Gibbs, Davidson 25.3 PPG
3. A.J. English, Iona 25.0 PPG
4. Jordan Price, LaSalle 24.6 PPG
5. Josh Adams, Wyoming 24.6 PPG
    Kahil Felder, Oakland 24.6 PPG
7. Stefan Moody, Ole Miss 24.1 PPG
8. Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts 23.8 PPG
9. Zeek Woodley, Northwestern St. 23.8 PPG
10. Pascal Siakam, New Mexico St. 23.7 PPG

SAIZ SAYS DOUBLE-DOUBLE
Junior F Sebastian Saiz recorded his third double-double of the season against UMass (16 points, 12 rebounds) and now has five double-doubles in his career. He became the first Rebel since Murphy Holloway in 2013 to record a double-double in back-to-back games after recording two-straight to start the season. Saiz is tied for fifth in the SEC with three double-doubles this year and is pulling down 10.3 boards a game, which ranks second in the conference and 18th nationally.

REBELS HITTING FREEBIES
Last year, Ole Miss ranked third in the nation hitting 77.3 percent of its free throw attempts and the Rebels have picked up with they left off hitting 74.0 percent to start the year, which leads the league and ranks 36th nationally. Ole Miss hit 40 of 53 attempts against Georgia Southern, which was the second-most attempts in a game in school history and tied for the second-most made. Senior G Stefan Moody, who led the SEC and ranked seventh in the nation a year ago shooting 90.7 percent (149 of 165), ranks third in the league this season hitting 87.8 percent (65 of 74) of his attempts. Moody is the SEC and Ole Miss' career leader in free throw percentage at 89.54 percent (min. 200 attempts). Kentucky's Kyle Macy held the previous mark at 88.98 percent.

REBELS WINNING BATTLE OF BOARDS
Ole Miss ranks third in the SEC and 52nd in the nation with a +6.9 rebounding margin. The Rebels have out rebounded their opponent in all but one game this season and are 8-1 on the year when in those games.

KENNEDY'S FIRST NINE YEARS RANK AMONG ALL-TIME SEC GREATS ...
Last season, head coach Andy Kennedy moved past Alabama's Wimp Sanderson for the third-most wins by a head 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. Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) - 192
4. Wimp Sanderson (Alabama) - 190
5. Rick Stansbury (MSU) - 185
6. Mark Gottfried (Alabama) - 181
7. Cliff Ellis (Auburn) - 172
8. Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt) - 170
9. Don Devoe (Tennessee) - 169
10. John Brady (LSU) - 167
11. Hugh Durham (Georgia) - 164
12. Dale Brown (LSU) - 161
      Roy Skinner (Vanderbilt) - 161
14. Babe McCarthy (MSU) - 159

... AND HE IS CLIMBING UP THE 10-YEAR LIST
Kennedy also ranks fifth on the list for most win by a coach in their first 10 years in the league at one school. See the list below:

1. Joe B. Hall (Kentucky) - 227
2. Bill Donovan (Florida) - 226
3. Wimp Sanderson (Alabama) - 216
4. Rick Stansbury (Mississippi State) - 208
5. Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) - 200
6. Mark Gottfried (Alabama) - 198
7. Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt) - 189
8. Cliff Ellis (Auburn) - 186
9. Don Devoe (Tennessee) - 185
10. John Brady (LSU) - 184
      Hugh Durham (Georgia) - 184
12. Dale Brown (LSU) - 175
13. Roy Skinner (Vanderbilt) - 173
14. Babe McCarthy (Mississippi State) - 169

MEMPHIS REBELS
Several Rebels feature ties to the Bluff City, including three players that call Memphis home. Senior G Martavious Newby (Booker T. Washington), sophomore F Marcanvis Hymon (Whitehaven) and freshman Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey (Southwind) all played in high school in Memphis, while freshman G Terence Davis (Southaven) played just across the state line in Southaven, Mississippi and junior G Rasheed Brooks played two season at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis. Assistant coach Tony Madlock was a four-year letterwinner for the Tigers from 1988-92 and helped Memphis reach the NCAA Tournament twice as a three-year starter.

SERIES HISTORY VS. MEMPHIS
Friday's game will be the 40th overall meeting between the regional rivals in a series that dates back more than 100 years to their first meeting in January 1910. The Tigers hold a 27-12 lead in the series, but the Rebels won the last meeting 90-81 in the NIT in 2010. The two teams have spilt the last four meetings. Memphis prevailed 82-70 in 2006 in the last regular-season meeting at the FedEx Forum. The last Rebel win came in 2004 at the FedEx Forum, when Tommie Eddie scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in a 65-53 victory. Andy Kennedy is 1-2 in his career against Memphis, including a 1-1 mark as the Rebels' head coach.


SCOUTING THE TIGERS
The Tigers are 7-2 on the year after knocking off Southern 72-67 at home Tuesday. Ole Miss and Memphis have one common opponent this year, with each team defeating Louisiana Tech (OM, 99-80; UM, 94-68). The Tigers are 6-2 at home this season with losses to Oklahoma and Texas-Arlington. Memphis is lead by 6-9 freshman Dedric Lawson, who is averaging 15.9 points and 9.0 boards a game this season. Senior Shaq Goodwin is second on the team in scoring and rebounding at 13.0 ppg and 7.9 rpg. The Tigers have a +5.0 rebounding margin this season and have been out rebounded in just one game.




 

 

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