Final: Ole Miss 79, Alabama 67

Marshall Henderson sets the SEC record for consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer, but he’s shut out in the second half for a second straight game.

The support scoring we often write about was much better tonight. Jarvis Summers had 20 to lead the Rebels, he was 5-for-9 at the free throw line.

Martavious Newby had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Henderson had 13, and Aaron Jones had 12.

The Rebels played more man defense again and were better rebounding from it. They were plus-18 on the glass after being minus-8 when the lost 67-64 in Tuscaloosa.

Here’s Kennedy:


Again, a little more man defense from the Rebels. This began last Saturday against Florida, and I think it helps them rebound better.

You give up something in the one-on-one matchups, but Ole Miss was plus-2 on the glass at halftime against Florida – finished minus-2 – and is plus-6 right now.

Marshall Henderson is having a nice floor game. He’s hit a couple of 3s but has made some inside-the-arc shots too including an old-fashioned three-point play.

He leads Ole Miss with 13 points.

Jarvis Summers has 12 points on 3-for-8 shooting. He’s 5-for-6 from the free throw line.

Martavious Newby has seven and a team-high six rebounds.

The Rebels are intent on not letting Trevor Releford get to the rim with the ease that he did when Alabama won 67-64 in Tuscaloosa.

Remember, Releford had a monster second half then, scoring 14 of the Tide’s last 16 points including the game-winning 3-pointer. Right now he’s got two points on 1-for-5 shooting.

Alabama is shooting 31.8 percent, Ole Miss 42.4 percent.

Backup point guard Derrick Millinghaus will not play tonight. He’s suspended, Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy has announced.

A sophomore from Schenectady, N.Y., Millinghaus’ production has tailed off dramatically after a hot store.

He averaging 15.3 points after the first six games. He scored in double figures seven times in the first eight games but only twice in the last 19.

His nine points in the first meeting against Alabama — the game that started the Rebels’ four-game losing streak — is his most in SEC play.

After scoring 16 against Auburn and 15 at Mississippi State in the first two SEC games, Millinghaus has been held scoreless five times.

He has been effective with an assists-to-turnover ratio of 2.4-to-1.1 and helps the Rebels play at a faster pace when he’s in the game.

Advance: The quest for the double-bye

Support for Alabama coach Anthony Grant

Tip: 7 p.m.

Internet Broadcast: ESPN3

Radio: Ole Miss Network, Sirius 136, XM 201.

Series: Alabama leads 118-54

Last Meeting: Alabama won 67-64 on Feb. 11 in Tuscaloosa.

Coaches: Alabama, Anthony Grant – 173-93, eighth season, 97-68 fifth season at Alabama; Ole Miss – Andy Kennedy, 189-111, ninth season, 168-98, eighth season at Ole Miss.

Notes: Ole Miss has failed to win 20 games just one time previously under Andy Kennedy but needs four wins in only five guaranteed remaining games to reach 20 this season. … Rebels G/F Anthony Perez is averaging 11.4 points over his last 10 games. … Alabama is 0-12 away from Coleman Coliseum, 0-9 in SEC games. … G Levi Randolph comes off the bench but is third on the team in minutes played with 29.0 per game and is coming off a career-high 33 points in the Tide’s 80-73 win over Missouri.


Alabama 11-16, 5-9 SEC

Points Reb.

F Jimmie Taylor 6-10 Fr. 2.5 3.2

F Shannon Hale 6-8 Fr. 7.8 3.3

G Trevor Releford 6-0 Sr. 19.0 3.0*

G Rodney Cooper 6-6 Jr. 7.9 5.0

G Retin Obasohan 6-1 So. 9.9 3.0

Key Reserves

G Levi Randolph 6-5 Jr. 8.9 3.7

G Algie Key 6-4 Jr. 4.1 2.5


* – Assists


Ole Miss 16-11, 7-7 SEC

F Aaron Jones 6-9 Jr. 6.3 7.0

F Dwight Coleby 6-9 Fr. 2.0 1.5

F Anthony Perez 6-9 So. 7.4 3.2

G Marshall Henderson 6-2 Sr. 19.5 1.8

G Jarvis Summers 6-3 Jr. 17.01 3.8*

Key Reserves

G Derrick Millinghaus 5-10 So. 7.2 2.4*

G Martavious Newby 6-3. So. 2.1 2.4

F Sebastian Saiz 6-9 Fr. 4.7 5.7

  • – Assists

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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  • cid Riley

    Freeze should read Matthew 6:1. Enough said.

    • sam

      You should read Exodus 20:16. Enough said.

    • Colonel_Panic

      There’s a difference between practicing your religion and people noticing and practicing your religion so people will notice you. I think freeze is on the first side of that equation.

  • cid Riley

    Happy Anniversary to Cid Riley!! Cid started posting on this blog, exactly 1 year ago, today!!!

    • Colonel_Panic

      Are you “liking” your own comments? That is absolutely the most pathetic thing I’ve ever seen.

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