Sunday, January 14, 2007

Rebs Survive Hogs

Well it wasn't pretty, but it was a win. As the Rebels held off a late second half run by the Arkansas Razorbacks to win 74-72. It was a good game for the big men as Dwayne Curtis led the team with twenty points, included 2 late free throws to clinch the win for the Rebs. Also, Kenny Williams had a great day. This guy is not an all star player, but he plays extremely hard and is a key ingredient for this Rebel team. I really like him as a player and what he brings to the team.

Guard play for the Rebels as average as Todd and Clarence both had 13 and Bam chipped in eleven, most of which came late in the second half. Ole Miss had a 14 point lead before Arkansas went on a 16-2 run to take the lead. Arkansas had a couple of chances to win at the end, but did not really get a good look at the basket.

The Rebels once again did not finish a game well. While they did win, they did not finish well. This was a good learning experience for the team, who had failed in their past three attempts to hold onto or win a game in the second half. The referees were miserable on both ends. They made bad calls against Ole Miss and Arkansas, they really let the game get out of control in the second half.

All in all a good win for Coach Kennedy and his staff. The road continues to get tough as the Rebels travel to LSU on Wednesday.