Monday, November 20, 2006

Rebels Suffer First Loss

So far this season has gone as planned in my opinion. 4-1 was how I figured we would start. These first five games have really shown our weakness that we do not have a big man besides Dwayne Curtis. Without Curtis we are going to lose some more games.

We have two games this week that should be pretty well attended by Rebel fans. Ole Miss will play Wednesday and Friday night. I plan on making both of these as this will be my first real games to watch in person this year.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Jeff Adrien controlled the paint, and A.J. Price took care of the rest of the floor as No. 19/21 Connecticut handed Ole Miss its first loss of the year 77-59 Sunday to win the Hispanic College Fund Classic.
The lead changed hands six times early, but Connecticut broke the game open midway through the first half, thanks in large part to Price and Adrien. Tied at 14, Price hit a 3-pointer to give the Huskies the lead for good.
Up 17-16, the Huskies went on an 8-0 run. When Price found Adrien with a no-look pass in the lane, his short jumper made it 33-22. The Huskies stretched the lead to 39-23 at the half, when Curtis Kelly shot an air ball, but Marcus Johnson grabbed it and sank a reverse layup at the buzzer.
Connecticut led by as many as 23 points in the second half, before the Rebels used a 10-2 run to cut the lead to 63-48 with just over six minutes left.
Bam Doyne led Ole Miss with 16 points. Clarence Sanders and Todd Abernethy had 13 apiece.