Texas A&M 71, Ole Miss 60

The result was unfortunate for the Rebels but not altogether surprising.

They have struggled offensively on the SEC road this season, and that’s a trend that continued. Ole Miss has shot 38.5 percent or worse for the fourth-straight SEC road game.

After a competitive first half in which the Rebels shot 44.8 percent and were tied at 33 at the break, they shot only 28.6 percent in the second half.

Marshall Henderson was 5-for-16 from 3, 5-for-18 from the floor. Ole Miss isn’t good enough for him to shoot like that and still win on the road. He had 16 points.

Henderson is now 17-for-53 from 3 over his last four games. That’s 32 percent.

Jarvis Summers had his best road game in a while. He had been 10-for-34 shooting over the previous three road games but was 7-for-12 and finished with 18 points.

Former Ole Miss signee Jamal Jones, a 6-8 forward, who is now a first-year junior college transfer at A&M, had 21 points on 4-for-13 3-point shooting.

The Rebels did continue their recent trend of improved rebounding by finishing plus-1 on the glass.

They only turned the ball over seven times. They just didn’t shoot, and they didn’t force enough turnovers — just six — to get easy transition baskets.

Ole Miss drops to 17-12 overall, 8-8 in the SEC. The Rebels have probably solidified themselves a Thursday game at the SEC tournament.

They’re a game out of the top four with a road game at surging Arkansas on Wednesday. The top four SEC teams receive the double bye.

The bottom four have to play an extra game, a “play-in” game to the old four-day format. Those games are set for March 12, the Wednesday of tournament week. The top team among the bottom four right now is Alabama, which is 6-10. If the Rebels lose out and Alabama wins out, the tie-breaker would swing Alabama’s way if it ends in only a two-team tie.

That scenario would mean that Alabama had won at Kentucky this Tuesday night, and that win would have Alabama seeded higher than Ole Miss.



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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  • Killer_Beeze

    I don’t see the Rebels winning at Arkansas this Wednesday. The Hogs are playing ‘lights out’ and could give Florida a run for their money in the upcoming SEC tournament.
    One more win for the Rebels: Saturday…Vandy…at the Tad Pad.

  • cid Riley

    For the year…Marshall Henderbrick has now made 149 baskets out of 411 attempts. That’s a shooting percentage of .363. That ranks 68th among SEC, out of 72.

    • cindy lou

      we are so sorry that you are disappointed in your boyfriend’s performance and it is really a shame that he has convinced you that his rec league team is an SEC team. I guess, though, that anyone like you who thinks a point guard is a front court player as we see from your previous posts would be easy to fool in that way. By the way, if he were able to make 149 of 411 field goals in the SEC, he certainly wouldn’t be great, but he also would not “rank 68th among SEC, out of 72”. Your knowledge of how the SEC ranks shooting percentage is about as good as your positional knowledge. You should probably stick to barbie dolls and forget about figuring basketball out as it is obviously too complicated for you. Maybe you could find a barbie doll forum.

      • cid Riley

        All you have to do is go to SECDIGITALNETWORK.COM and check the stats for yourself . It’s not that difficult. Even someone like you can do it.

        • cindy lou

          No doubt that “someone like me” who does it regularly can read stats on secdigitalnetwork.com. What’s clear, however, is that someone like YOU cannot. If you could you would find the following: 1) there are nowhere near 72 players ranked in FG percentage in the SEC (ask your boyfriend what FG means if you need to), 2) .363 would not rank someone 68th, and 3) there is no one with your boyfriend’s name that has any playing time with any SEC team. I’d advise you to learn the positions on a basketball team and then learn the names of players on the teams you are interested in before you try to interpret stats.

          • cid Riley

            You don’t know dick! You are like most sharkfin fans, who deflect the truth with obvious lies and deceptions. I know what the stats are, so Cindy Lou who, you are a liar and live in a fantasy world.

  • cid Riley

    Its people like Cindy Lou who that make posting on this blog…irritating. To heck with this. I quit…hasta la vista baby!

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