Ole Miss vs. Xavier




Ole Miss vs. Xavier

NCAA Tournament Second Round

Where: Veterans Memorial Arena (15,000)

When: 3:10 p.m.


Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network.

Satellite Radio: Sirius 93, XM 203

Series: First Meeting.

Coaches: Ole Miss – Andy Kennedy (213-126, 10th year; 192113 in ninth season at Ole Miss). XavierChris Mack (132-70, six seasons, all at Xaiver).

Notes: Following it’s 94-90 win over BYU, Ole Miss has an all-time record of 5-7 in the NCAA tournament. … Andy Kennedy is 2-1 in three of those games. … Ole Miss is also 5-7 against teams in the NCAA tournament field this year. The Rebels have wins against Cincinnati, Oregon, BYU, Coastal Carolina and Arkansas. … Ole Miss is 3-0 in Florida this season with neutral site wins against Creighton and Cincinnati and in Gainesville against the Gators. … Xavier has graduated its last 94 men’s basketball players who competed as seniors. … A private Catholic school, Xavier has an undergraduate enrollment of 4,540. … Xavier is one of 11 schools that have been to at least nine NCAA tournaments over the last 10 years. … The Musketeers are shooting 34.9 percent from 3-point range. … Senior Matt Stainbrook leads the team with 6.8 rebounds per game and had 12 against Auburn on Dec. 20. … Senior guard Dee Davis has 209 assists this year, second on the school‘s single season list. … The Musketeers were 9-9 in Big East play.

Ole Miss (21-12)

C – M.J. Rhett 6-9 Sr.. 7.3p 4.7r

F – Sebastian Saiz 6-9 So.. 7.7p 5.5r

G – Martavious Newby 6-3 Jr. 3.9p 5.2r

G – Stefan Moody 5-10 Jr. 16.6p 3.4r

G – Jarvis Summers 6-3 Sr. 12.4p 4.8a

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

Xavier (21-13)

F- James Farr 6-10 Jr. 4.3p 5.3r

F – Trevon Bluiett 6-6 Fr. 11.7p 4.4r

C – Matt Sainbrook 6-10 Sr. 12.0p 6.8r

G – Remy Abell 6-4 Jr. 8.6p 2.0r

G – Dee Davis 6-0 Sr. 8.5p 6.1a

Top Reserves: G Larry Austin Jr., F Jalen Reynolds, G Myles Davis

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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