Alabama guard Trevor Releford beats the Rebels with a 3 at the buzzer. Basically, there were three big-name SEC players in this game, two from Ole Miss in Marshall Henderson and Jarvis Summers, one from Alabama in Releford, and Alabama’s made the biggest plays in the game.
Henderson was just OK, going 4-for-14 from 3 and finishing with 14 points. Summers had just nine points, about half of his average, though he did hit two free throws with 12 seconds left to tie the game.
Here’s Andy Kennedy:
Good news: While Henderson and Summers were a bit off, there was much more balanced scoring with contributions from Anthony Perez (13), LaDarius White (10) and Derrick Millinghaus (9).
Bad news: The somewhat better post play in the win over Missouri was not packed for travel, at least not in the first half of this road week. Sebastian Saiz had four points and two rebounds, Aaron Jones three points and four rebounds. And the Rebels allowed an average post player in the Tide’s Nick Jacobs, to more than double his average with 18 points.
Ole Miss falls to 16-8 overall, 7-4 in the SEC and plays at Georgia Saturday.