A few notes …
In his debut, Marshall Henderson led all scorers with 22 points. He was 6-for-12 from the floor, 5-for-11 from 3 and 5-for-6 from the free throw line.
Murhpy Holloway with 15, Martavius Newby with 11 and Reggie Buckner with 10 also reached double figures.
Lots of guys playing tonight, and that had things scattered at times as you’ll see in Andy Kennedy’s comments below.
Freshman guard Derrick Millinghaus, expected to be a key reserve, played for the first time. He was not available in the exhibition. Millinghaus was 1-for-9 from the floor for six points. He looked wild and looked like he was working hard to impress in limited minutes.
Newby was really impressive. Very athletic.
Lots of energy on defense from this group, lots of hands in the passing lanes.
ANDY KENNEDY COMMENTS
On Murphy Holloway
He’s our energy. He’s our swag, a guy that brings it every night. He and Reg in the post defensively early were awesome. When they’re locked in it makes it difficult for the other team.
I never thought we got in an offensive rhythm. I know that sounds strange scoring 93 points. A lot of that was playing a lot of new guys.
We’ve got seven returners. My hope is Demarco is available on Tuesday. I’ve got a reasonable feel for those seven guys. I’m really trying to figure out where we can use this new guys. Obviously Marshall Henderson has cemented a role. Twenty-two points in 23 minutes in his debut is not a bad way to start.
Martavious Newby. Did you see his stat line? I don’t know that I’ve ever seen anything like it. He plays 12 minutes and gets up 15 shots. We’ve got to get him to settle in, and he’s going to be a big weapon for us.
Halftime: Ole Miss 44-21
Lots of people playing and playing well.
Two very athletic moves by Martavious Newby, who has six points and three rebounds in three minutes.
Marshall Henderson is the only player in double figures. He’s got 13 points, 3-for-6 from the floor, 2-for-5 from 3, 5-for-6 from the free throw line.
Speaking of free throws, Ole Miss is 13-for-16 as a team. Last year this lead would have been 37-21 because of points left on the table.
Rebels shooting 41.2 percent, holding Valley to 21.4 percent. Ole Miss has a 26-20 rebounding edge.