Holloway: Rebels belong

Murphy Holloway doesn’t expect Ole Miss to get caught up in the thrill of being in the NCAA tournament. They belong, and expect to have success, he says.

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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

    Just how are they going to handle this new adventure of which they have never been before? JB

    • UMBBFan

      The same way they handled the new experience of an SEC final, with poise and determination. That should mean another victory. I will have to go back and check his record at Utah, but I do not think MH has ever last a collegiate post season basketball game.

  • This has to be the worst showing by the SEC in basketball, ever. After seeing how bad Kentucky looked, I can see Mizzu and Ole MI$$ being one and done. Florida has a chance to get to the elite 8, but that’s it. Ole Mi$$ won the SEC tourny by default. Do they deserve to be in the field of 64? Yes! Will they advance to the field of 32? Probably not. The NCAA is now wrapping up things in Snellville, Ga. and after the Break, they are traveling to a couple of Texas towns.

    “When they kick at your front door, how you gonna come? With your hands on your head or on the trigger of your gun?”

    • JB

      Florida’s performance against a much subordinate team. no sir-ee bub.. i aint fergettin! Jb

    • JB

      Mr Dagg, you my be correct about the Gators ” Florida has a chance to get to the elite 8 thats it”, Their loses have been on the road, The Ole Miss victory is just one example how they play away from home. JB

  • ostrogoth

    P.A.~Thanks for great coverage, 24/7!

  • I took some time to check out Marshall Henderson’s record at Utah. Well, records do show that he punched a BYU player and was suspended for one game. He was arrested for forgery in 2010 and tested postiive for cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol, while on probation. This is according to a USA Today article. And he plays beer pong to celebrate an SEC Tourny Champ. He is an MVP for sure. In this case MVP stands for Most Volatile Person. To quote Dennis Hopper in the movie True Romance, “Now, tell me I’m lying.”

    “loud mouth in the corners gettin’ to me, talking ’bout my earing and my hair. I don’t guess he’s read the signs that say I’ve been to prison, someone better warn him, before I knock him off his chair.”

    • Concerned

      Wow. For someone who is supposed to be a fan of The U(dder) college, you sure are fixated on researching The University of Mississippi. Got a little Oedipus complex going on there …

    • matchbox20

      One would assume the coaching staff knew of his checkered past before giving him the opportunity to play. So this should not be ‘breaking news’. Henderson is not the first with a troubled history to be given another chance and he won’t be the last.

      • Parrish Alford

        I have no problem with second chances. Jelan Kendrick and Jason Carter did not work. Marshall Henderson, to this point, has worked. Carter could have helped this team this year, especially as the season played out with injuries to Demarco Cox and Aaron Jones. Clearly, he was on a short leash, perhaps a shorter leash because of Kendrick’s situation last year. Right now this program doesn’t have the luxury of turning away a difference-maker based on a troubled past. Maybe one day it will. For now, the second chances benefit both parties as long as there is a clear understanding of where the line is and what happens when it’s crossed.

        • matchbox20

          I agree they don’t have the luxury. People have developed this love-hate thing with Henderson. Might be a little cocky but I like him. With him, Ole Miss is a better team. The ‘redemption rate’ is hardly ever 100 percent, because no matter the situation, some don’t realize the chance they’ve been given.

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