Saturday, December 22, 2007

Yet Another Close One

The Rebels watched a lead slip away against LaSalle(Sid?) last night. But in the end a win is a win. As Kennedy put it in postgame, "two steps forward, two steps back". Glad to see Eniel Polynice put up a good game, we are going to need more out of him as the season goes along.

Toughest matchup of the season tonight, as two unbeatens go up against each other when the Rebels take on the Tigers from Clemson. One of the biggest games in the Kennedy era. Too bad there is not tv to watch two undefeated ACC vs. SEC teams.(Then again, we may not want to see this game, as it could get ugly)

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Ole Miss moved to a perfect 10-0 on the year to set up a matchup of unbeatens between the Rebels and 15th-ranked Clemson Tigers on Saturday with an 84-77 win over La Salle on Friday evening at the San Juan Shootout.

The Rebels are now one win shy of tying their school-best start of 11 straight victories, set in 1936-37 and tied by the 2000-01 NCAA Sweet Sixteen squad.

Eniel Polynice topped Ole Miss with 20 points, including 14 in the second half. Chris Warren added 19 points with 12 coming in the second period. Dwayne Curtis and David Huertas each chipped in 14 in the winning effort.

Polynice filled up his line of the box score with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals.

The Rebels led 42-29 at halftime, but a 9-0 run by La Salle early in the second half cut the Ole Miss lead and spurred the Explorers to tie the score seven times and make six lead changes.

Five Explorers scored in double figures, led by Yves Mekongo Mbala and Rodney Green with 15 points apiece.