The Big Three didn’t score in bunches, but the Big One did. Stefan Moody went off in the second half for 23 points. He finished with 29 and was 8-for-12 from the arc. He hit two big free throws with 14 seconds left to seal it.
Jarvis Summers had six points on 3-for-7 shooting, LaDarius White five points on 2-for-11 shooting.
Andy Kennedy spent a lot of time detailing the importance of the win from a “next game” and numbers standpoint. He has never been about the rivalry.
However, at the end of the game he fist-pumped with enthusiasm, and when he didn’t, he wasn’t aiming his emotions at his players or turning and having a personal moment. He was looking across the court. He appeared to be looking across the court at a person or people. He didn’t address the moment after the game.
Huge turnaround in the second half for Ole Miss. The Rebels were minus-13 on the glass in the first 20 minutes but plus-8 in the final 20 minutes.
More in tomorrow in Day After Observations.