Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Rebs Lose to Vols

The Ole Miss Rebels were defeated tonight by the Tennessee Vols 85-83, in what will probably be one of the best SEC games played all year. It was a close game for most of the first and second half before the Vols pulled out to an eleven point lead to only watch that slip away with the Rebels leading by three with about two minutes to play in the game. In what was a controversial end of the game, Kenny Williams went to the line and missed the front end of a one and one. The Vols retrieved the rebound and drove the court eventually putting up two points to take the lead with four seconds to play. A deperation three from the Rebs banked off for the last play of the game.

I thought the Rebels played a great game, they went toe for toe on everything the Vols did. Chris Warren proved that he does belong in the SEC as he put up 24 points followed by Eniel Polynice who contributed 20 for the Rebs. Overall a very well played game by the Rebels. While this first loss of the season hurts, these guys proved they are not scared to go anywhere on the road to play.

Some will blame the referees on this game, however that is not why we lost. The referees let alot of calls go both ways. Yeah they missed a call at the end, but that was not the reason. As Kennedy said in post game, "We aren't going to get any calls"

All in all good game for the Rebels. The game was every bit of what I expected. It will shut alot of those up that said the Rebels did not belong in the top twenty. Now we get ready for LSU, who has a weak team this year. The Tad Pad will be packed and Oxford should be rocking this weekend. If you have not gotten your tickets yet, too bad. I tried to warn you.