Parrish Alford


Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

Stories Written by Parrish Alford

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal The University of Mississippi isn’t getting short-changed by its scholarship basketball players. Most of the seven who remain after a recent rash of injuries and attrition will again log heavy minutes today when the Rebels take on Missouri at 2:30 in a game to air on the SEC Network. Ole […]

It’s possible that Deandre Burnett, recovering from a high ankle sprain, will play for Ole Miss at Missouri tomorrow. The Rebels could certainly use his 18 points a game. Assuming senior guard Rasheed Brooks, who collapsed with a seizure early in the second half against Tennessee, is not available, the Rebels could again find themselves […]

Ole Miss sophomore Terence Davis knew his teammate, Rasheed Brooks, was having a seizure Tuesday night and knew what to do. Davis, who watched his sister at a younger age deal with seizures, tried to get his hand inside Brooks’ mouth to prevent Brooks from swallowing his tongue. Davis was restrained by the training staff, […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – When Rasheed Brooks gave his teammates a scare, they gave him their complete attention. That shift to focus on someone else also helped Ole Miss elevate its play on the floor. It’s why the Rebels were able to rally from 13 points back in the second half to […]

Ole Miss women’s basketball goes from the frying pan to the fryer when it faces the No. 5-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks tonight. Tipoff at Colonial Life Arena is 6 p.m., and the game will air on The SEC Network. It will be the second top-five opponent on the road for the Rebels this week. Ole […]

Notes and thoughts from the Rebels’ 80-69 win over Tennessee … For starters, beating the Vols should not be viewed as life-changing, but Ole Miss just needed a win. The Rebels needed to beat somebody or risk the SEC season spiraling out of control as confidence would have taken a hit in what would have […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to earn its first SEC home win Thursday night. Tennessee, an eight-loss team through 17 games when the night began, used a 21-1 run over two halves to take control, but transition baskets by Terence Davis and Breein Tyree helped […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss center Sebastian Saiz has had a lot of double-doubles, but this one was special. The senior from Madrid had 17 points and 10 rebounds, his twelfth double-double of the year. In the process, he surpassed 1,000 points and 800 rebounds for his career. He becomes the […]

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said his team was initially distracted by the incident involving teammate Rasheed Brooks, but after the initial shock wore off he felt they were much more selfless than he’d seen them recently. Kennedy talks more about the game here: Tennessee coach Rick Barnes credited Ole Miss for out-playing his team. […]

Ole Miss is off to a 1-4 start in SEC play, less than ideal. If you’re wondering about the possibility of a Rebels’ turnaround consider this. Including tonight’s 8 p.m. tip against Tennessee, Ole Miss has nine games remaining against SEC teams that are 2-3 or worse after five games. The Rebels have five games […]