It’s been a long time

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy will occasionally view his basketball team through a historical context like when he pointed out Ole Miss had never beaten a Big East team at home after the Rebels topped Rutgers earlier this year. Kennedy said he thought Ole Miss might have slipped in a win “pre-World War II” but hadn’t even done it back then.

Well, if the Rebels defeat Arkansas Saturday afternoon to move to 4-0 in SEC play, it won’t be the first time Ole Miss would be 4-0 in the conference, but you would have to go back to pre-World War II.

The last time Ole Miss won its first four league games was 1936-1937 when it defeated LSU twice and Tulane twice.

George Bohler coached the Rebels to a 20-6 mark that season, 7-3 in the SEC.

Other opponents included Baldwyn, Tupelo and the Memphis YMCA.

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.

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  • UMBBFan

    Baldwyn had a great team that year.

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