Final: Florida 75, Ole Miss 71

A spirited effort for the Rebels, but it just wasn’t enough, especially when Marshall Henderson goes 0-for-the-second half.

Henderson was 5-for-11 from 3 in the first half, 0-for-5 in the second. He was 0-for-6 overall in the second half.

Here’s Kennedy:


The Rebels were in it in the second half thanks to Jarvis Summers, who had 14 points after halftime. Anthony Perez showed a pulse and finished with 10 points, but the Rebels’ support scoring was far less than the Gators’.

Derrick Millinghaus and LaDarius White were a combined 0-for-1 from the floor. White didn’t take a shot. He had one rebound and a turnover and played eight minutes. Millinghaus had four assists.

Ole Miss was plus-2 on the glass at halftime and finished minus-2.

Florida’s bigs didn’t dominate but played big in a 9-2 run that turned things their way.

Well, that’s about as a good a half as it can get for Ole Miss. Henderson’s hot, 22 points on 7-for-14 shooting, 5-for-11 from 3.

The Rebels have held their own rebounding and actually lead at plus-2. They’ve played more man defense than they usually do, and that’s helped.

Florida is shooting 51.9, Ole Miss 48.3.

The Gators have had a handful of second-shot opportunities and have cashed in almost every time.

Jarvis Summers played much of the first half with two fouls and has six points.

The problem the Rebels will face in the second half is support scoring. It’s not there right now. Summers is the second-leading scorer. Aaron Jones and Dwight Coleby have four, three others have two.


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

    What happened the second half, Gators 75 ole miss 71, Seen the Rebel black bear with his ugly face in the camera, but he disappeared in the second hsalh, guess the Gator had him for lunch

    • Parrish Alford

      Good to see you JB. I thought the Gators might draw you out.

      • jimmy barbee

        its also good to hear from you Pa, keep up the good work, but I know you will., Rebels gave the Gators all they could handle yesterday, Also the Diamond Rebels looking very good this year hope it the right year for them and possible a trip to Omaha. take care, and blessings, JB

  • cid Riley

    Cid Riley saw about 7 football players in orange jumpsuits picking up trash on Highway #6, this evening. At least they won’t be arrested tonight.

  • bob

    what kind of pond scum would go on the internet and tell lies about young men that they don’t know and know nothing about? what kind of scummy publication would allow such lies to reside on their website?

  • cid Riley

    Checked the blotter this morning and no arrests? Cid Riley says that Marshall Henderbrick could be arrested for impersonating a shooter!

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