Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Dissapointment Continues

The dissapointment of SEC play for the Ole Miss basketball team continued this weekend as they lossed to Arkansas 75-69 in Fayetetville. I only watched the first half of the game, due to other obligations, so I did not see how it turned out. All in all it seems that the part of the game I did watch cost us in the end, as the slow start did the Rebs no favors. Yet again, the road struggles continue for Andy's team.

The past few games for the Rebs have seen Chris Warren continue to be the player to hold this team together, as other players have been up and down. The subpar play of Kenny Williams and Eniel Polynice the past couple of games, has not helped the Rebels fight for a victory. These guys need to pull it together and finish the season strong.

Ole Miss will hopefully bounce back in a rare not conference game as they play Presbyterian Christian on Monday night before traveling to Alabama on Wednesday. This team is struggling and is staring a three game SEC losing streak dead in the face.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Ole Miss battled back from an early hole, but could not finish the road rally against the Arkansas Razorbacks, dropping a 75-69 decision at Bud Walton Arena Saturday. Sonny Weems scored 22 points, including a driving basket with 20.6 seconds remaining that helped Arkansas edge Ole Miss.
The Razorbacks blew an early 14-point lead, extended their advantage to double digits again in the second half, then had to hold on amid a barrage of 3-pointers by the Rebels' Chris Warren.
Warren scored 11 straight points for Ole Miss late in the second half, and his 3-pointer cut Arkansas' lead to three with under a minute remaining. Weems then drove through the middle of the defense and scored on a tough shot near the basket to make it 72-67 with 20.6 seconds to play.
Zach Graham missed at the other end, ending Ole Miss' chance at a comeback.
Patrick Beverley added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Arkansas, which prevailed despite shooting poorly from the perimeter. The Razorbacks (17-5, 6-2 SEC) went 6-of-25 from 3-point range.
Warren alone was 6-of-8 from 3-point range for Ole Miss, and he finished with 26 points.
Arkansas entered the game with three straight Southeastern Conference wins, all by at least 16 points. The Razorbacks appeared on their way to another blowout - after Ole Miss' Eniel Polynice opened the scoring with a layup, Arkansas scored the next 16 points.
Rebels coach Andy Kennedy had to call two timeouts to slow the Razorbacks' momentum, but Ole Miss (16-5, 3-5) slowly crept back in the game. Arkansas led 34-29 after going 3-of-16 from 3-point range in the first half.