Tonight’s Game: Ole Miss at South Carolina

Tip: 6 p.m., Colonial Life Arena (18,000)


Radio: Ole Miss network. Satellite: Sirius 113, XM 199

Series: Ole Miss leads 15-14

Coaches – South Carolina, Frank Martin, 129-67, sixth season; 12-13 first season at South Carolina. Ole Miss, Andy Kennedy, 165-97, eighth season, 144-84, seventh season at Ole Miss.

Notes: Andy Kennedy and Frank Martin, assistant coaches together at Cincinnati, have met one time previously as head coaches. … Kennedy and the Rebels defeated Martin’s Kansas State team 86-74 on a neutral court in 2009. … Ole Miss opponents have shot 45 percent or better in five of the last six games. … The Rebels have often gotten hands in the passing lanes defensively. Their 16.1 turnovers forced per game ranks second in the SEC, and they are eighth in the nation in turnover margin at plus-4.7. … Ole Miss G Marshall Henderson goes into the game averaging 19.7 points, first in the SEC. His 3-point goals per game are down slightly at 3.8. … In its 22nd season in the SEC, South Carolina is 131-217 against the league. … South Carolina freshman forward Michael Carrera has been the Gamecocks’ hottest offensive player averaging 12.0 points and 7.2 rebounds over the last five games.


South Carolina 12-13, 2-10 SEC

Probable starters Pts. Reb.

G Bruce Ellington 5-9 Jr. 9.9 3.0

G Brian Richardson 6-4 Jr. 8.3 2.4

F Laimonas Chatkevicius 6-11 Fr. 3.9 2.7

F Lakee Jackson 6-5 Sr. 8.4 6.5

F Michael Carrera 6-5 Fr. 10.4 7.1

Key reserves

G Brenton Williams 5-11 Jr. 10.1 1.6

G Eric Smith 5-11 Jr. 5.9 3.0*


Ole Miss 19-6, 8-4 SEC

F Murphy Holloway 6-7 Sr. 14.5 9.3

F Reggie Buckner 6-9 Sr. 9.8 8.0

G LaDarius White 6-6 So. 6.0 2.3

G Jarvis Summers 6-3 So. 9.0 3.8*

G Marshall Henderson 6-2 Jr. 19.7 3.2

Key Reserves

G Nick Williams 6-4 Sr. 9.2 2.4

G Derrick Millinghaus 5-10 Fr. 5.1 1.7*

  • – assists per game

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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  • JB

    Ole Miss badly need a win tonight in this game with S.C to up their SEC record to 9-4 keeping in striking distance of second place Alabama, Since the Gator loss last night would make a Rebel victory tonight very helpful in tighten up the SEC run. With Ole Miss meeting the Tide shortly and a victory, Who knows NCAA tournament play could be getting close for the Rebels. JB

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