Five Take-Aways from an 82-72 win over Georgia Southern

Good thing they can shoot free throws: Some Ole Miss teams have struggled with this in the past, but the Rebels were pretty good from the free throw line last year and have been good so far this season. They were 40-for-53 from the line, scoring almost half their points from there. Officials are taking to heart their instructions to call more fouls.

Here’s Kennedy:

Super Saiz It: Ole Miss junior center Sebastian Saiz had his second straight double-double with career highs of 24 points and 17 rebounds. No Ole Miss player had back-to-back double-doubles last year, but now Saiz has in the first two games.

Poor Shooting: Ole Miss shot just 25.9 percent in the second half, just 36.4 percent for the game. Stefan Moody finished iwth 22 points but had to go 15-for-17 from the free throw line to get there. Not feeling it, Moody attacked the rim more than he shot from the arc. He converted rarely but got fouled and converted at the line.

Poor Shooting II: While the Rebels couldn’t shoot they kept Georgia Southern from shooting too. The Eagles shot just 29.7 percent in the second half and just 31.3 percent for the game.

Strong Rebounding: Ole Miss was plus-7 on the glass. After Saiz, Martavious Newby had nine rebounds, and Moody, who spent a lot of time in the paint, had eight rebounds.

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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