Thursday, January 31, 2008

Rebs Handle Dores

Ole Miss took care of Vandy last night winning 74-58 in a scrappy game. The Rebels led for most of the game and got good production from many on the bench. The likes of Zach Graham, Trevor Gaskins, and Terrence Watson all contributed valuable minutes. Chris Warren and Eniel Polynice continue to carry the Rebels with 20 and 18 points a piece. The Rebels saw Kenny Williams play a great game as he finished with a double-double: 10 points and 10 boards. Some questioned the play of Dwayne Curtis last night, however I thought he played ok even though he only had three points, he still managed 10 rebounds for the Rebs.

The Rebs picked up their defense last night, something that has been missing for quite sometime. I said coming into the game if Kenny and Dwayne can be careful the first few minutes, then the game will go smoothly as it did last night. The refs let some stuff go, but the big guys stepped up their defense when we needed them to.

One point to note that some of you may or may not remember. The Rebels first choice for point guard in the last signing class was Keegan Bell who played 17 minutes last night for Vandy and had 6 point. Luckily Bell decided to go to Vandy and instead the Rebels signed a then "no namer" Chris Warren. What a blessing in disguise this has been. Warren, aside from one or two games, has played outstanding and carried this team along the way.

Overall a big win at home that the Rebels had to have. This win will show up big time come NCAA tourney time. They need to continue in the win column with South Carolina this weekend.