Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rebs Put Up Impressive Win

An impressive win by Coach Andy Kennedy and his inexperienced team tonight. The Rebels came to play early and dominated the second half. One thing about this team is they have drastically improved their rebounding skills. I would argue this team has improved better than any team in the NCAA in rebounding from the beginning of the season until now. Murphy Holloway had his best game as a Rebel tonight, he can really get up.

I know it has been said several times and will be said again, but I can only imagine how good this team would have been if they were all healthy. I truly believe they would lead the SEC with the way the league is this year. But we can only dream. I have still been impressed with the way this team has played this year, their record does not indicate how well they have played with what they have.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Terrico White scored 21 points, Murphy Holloway had a career-high 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Ole Miss beat Tennessee 81-65 on Wednesday night, further muddling the race for the Southeastern Conference title.
The Rebels (14-11, 5-6) held the Volunteers (16-9, 7-4) without a field goal for more than 5 minutes to take control, and the SEC's hottest shooting team hurt itself by missing 33 of 57 shots and 13 free throws.
Wayne Chism had 19 points and Tyler Smith added 16 to lead Tennessee, while David Huertas scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to boost Ole Miss.
Ole Miss out-rebounded Tennessee 44-30. Holloway's double-double was his second straight and third of the season.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Ole Miss and a two-game winning streak for Tennessee. The Volunteers had won four of their last five to move into a first-place tie in the SEC East and could have taken the lead with a win after South Carolina lost to Mississippi State on Wednesday.