One win from Sweet 16

The snow is deep and will be here a while. Trying to find alternate transportation from hotel to arena now.

From the mother ship …

Rebels hope legs will be an advantage

Adrenaline could fuel La Salle

Tip: 6:40 p.m., Sprint Center (18,972) in Kansas City, Mo.


Radio: Ole Miss network, MSU network. Satellite: Sirius 192, XM 94

Series: Ole Miss leads 1-0.

Coaches – La Salle: Dr. John Giannini, 439-286, 24th season, 142-137, ninth season at La Salle; Ole Miss: Andy Kennedy, 173-99, eighth season, 152-86, seventh season at Ole Miss.

Notes: Ole Miss has advanced to the NCAA’s round of 32 for the third time in school history. … Reggie Buckner is the first player in school history to play on teams that won 20 or more games in each of his four seasons. … Buckner had five blocked shots against Wisconsin, increasing his school record total to 324, the fifth-most in SEC history. … He has had five or more blocked shots five times this season. … After scoring 19 against Wisconsin, Marshall Henderson goes into the game averaging 20.0 points. … Murphy Holloway needs eight steals to become the first player in SEC history with 1,400 points, 1,000 rebounds and 200 steals in a career. … La Salle’s leading scorer is 6-3 guard Ramon Galloway, a transfer from South Carolina. … The Explorers are 13-10 in 12 NCAA tournament appearances.


La Salle 23-9

Probable starters Pts Rebs

G D.J. Peterson 6-5 So. 4.1 1.5*

G Tyreek Duren 6-0 Jr. 14.4 3.3*

G Sam Mills 6-2 Jr. 8.0 2.6

G Ramon Galloway 6-3 Sr. 17.2 4.5

F Jerrell Wright 6-8 So. 10.4 6.9

Key reserves

G Tyrone Garland 6-1 Jr. 12.7 1.9

C Steve Zack 6-11 So. 6.4 6.4

Ole Miss 27-8

F Murphy Holloway 6-7 Sr. 14.5 9.6

F Reggie Buckner 6-9 Sr. 9.5 7.6

G Nick Williams 6-4 Sr. 7.5 2.7

G Marshall Henderson 6-2 Jr. 20.0 3.1

G Jarvis Summers 6-3 So. 9.0 3.7*

Key Reserves

G LaDarius White 6-6 So. 6.5 3.0

G Derrick Millinghaus 5-10 170 Fr. 5.4 1.8*

F Terry Brutus 6-6 Fr. 1.3 1.8

* – 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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