South Carolina vs. Ole Miss

One friend’s season would end, the other friend’s NCAA hopes would likely end. Both friends can’t be winners when Ole Miss and South Carolina meet in tonight’s SEC tournament late game.


Where: Nashville, Bridgestone Arena

When: 8:30 p.m.

SEC Tournament seeds: South Carolina 11, Ole Miss 6

TV: SEC Network

Satellite Radio: XM 190. Sirius 93.

Series: Ole Miss leads 18-15.

Last Meeting: Ole Miss won 65-49 on Jan. 10 in Oxford.

Coaches: Ole Miss – Andy Kennedy (212-125, 10th year; 191112 in ninth season at Ole Miss). South CarolinaFrank Martin (160-107 eighth year; 43-53 third year at South Carolina).

Notes: Ole Miss is third in the nation in free throw shooting at 77.7 percent. … Ole Miss is 30-50 in 53 trips to the SEC tournament. … The Rebels have won six of their last eight SEC tourney games and are 8-7 in the event – including the 2013 championship – under Andy Kennedy. … Kennedy is 6-5 against South Carolina as Ole Miss coach.

Ole Miss (20-11, 11-7 SEC)

C – M.J. Rhett 6-9 Sr.. 7.1p 4.7r

F – Sebastian Saiz 6-9 So.. 7.7p 5.3r

G – Martavious Newby 6-3 Jr. 3.7p 5.0r

G – Stefan Moody 5-10 Jr. 16.6p 3.5r

G – Jarvis Summers 6-3 Sr. 12.3p 4.7a

Top Reserves: G Terence Smith, C Dwight Coleby, G LaDarius White

South Carolina (15-15, 6-12 SEC)

G – Duane Notice 6-2 So. 11.4p 2.8r

G – Sindarius Thornwell 6-5 So. 11.0p 4.9r

G – Tyrone Johnson 6-3 Sr. 10.1p 2.6r

F – Laimonas Chatkevicius 6-11 Jr. 8.7p 5.3r

F – Michael Carrera 6-5 Jr. 6.6p 5.6r

Top Reserves: G Marcus Stroman, G Justin McKie

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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