Sunday, March 04, 2007

Kennedy Leads Team to Victory

Ole Miss defeated Auburn 83-79 Saturday afternoon to grab a share of the SEC Western Division Championship. The Rebels somehow managed to once again win a game in the final minute as Bam Doyne of all people drained four straight free throws to put this one on the books. Auburn led for the majority of the game aside from the start of the second half when the Rebels were able to gain as much as an eight point lead, before watching that dwindle away.

Doyne led the Rebels with 19 points followed by Clarence Sanders who put up another 18 point game for the Rebels. Sanders hit a clutch three point with less than a minute to go that put the Rebels back in to the game. Sanders had a wide open lane for a lay up, but opted to "Play a Little Sting Music" instead and drained a three pointer.

For Auburn, they outplayed the Rebels. They were led by Quan Prowell who scored 26 for the Tigers. Auburn had this game won and made a couple of foolish errors to give the ball back to Ole Miss and then watch their lead slip away in under a minute. They are a team alot like Ole Miss, very little SEC talent but play real hard. And Lebo is a guy with alot of emotion like Kennedy. I think they are getting better year by year.

With the MSU win over Alabama today the Rebels and Dogs both finish atop the West. MSU will get the #1 seed at the SEC Tourney this week. The Rebels on the other hand also received a bye in and will be the #2 seed playing the winner of the UT/LSU game on Friday night.

More on the tourney as the week progresses.