Unhealthy Reliance: It’s no secret that Stefan Moody is the Rebels’ best player. He proved that again today by scoring 15-straight points when Ole Miss had just a 48-45 lead in the back end of the second half. The Rebels are going to have to develop more threats around him. Sometimes they’ve had that this year. With SEC play looking they’re going to have to find it more consistently.
Silent Saiz: Often this season Saiz has been a scoring threat, and it really works out well when you can say you’ve got an inside game and an outside game. Saiz began the day almost averaging a double-double with 13.0 points and 9.6 rebounds. Kennedy went to him several times to try and get him going, but Saiz did not respond. He had 11 rebounds but finished with eight points on 3-for-9 shooting and didn’t get his third field goal until the 1:08 mark of the game.
Hymon big on the glass: Marcanvis Hymon started the second half over Saiz. He wasn’t much better on offense, 3-for-8, but had 14 rebounds in 22 minutes.
Bad Shooting: We’ve been told several times how well this team shoots in practice, but it’s not translating to games. The Rebels were cold at the start of both halves shooting 5-for-20 to start the first half, 5-for-22 to start the second. Ole Miss shot 34.7 percent for the game.
Good Rebounding: SEMO shoots 36.9 percent on average but shot 41.2 percent for the game. Ole Miss won, because it had 53 rebounds and was plus-17 on the glass. In addition to Hymon and Saiz other strong performances included Martavious Newby with seven and Anthony Perez and Tomasz Gielo with six each.