By Parrish Alford/NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – While Missouri was missing a key player in Laurence Bowers, it still had a preseason All-American at point guard in Phil Pressey.
The Rebels held Missouri to 36.8 percent shooting for the game, and while Pressey was 5 for 11 from the floor, he didn’t put up All-American numbers.
He leads the SEC with 7.6 assists per game and had five against the Rebels but also had five turnovers. He was 0 for 4 from 3-point range and finished with 10 points.
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy called freshman guard Derrick Millinghaus the “MVP of the first half.” In what has become an interesting point guard competition for Ole Miss, Millinghaus came of the bench to play 16 minutes. He finished with eight points, all in the first half, going 3 for 6 from the floor and 2 for 3 from 3-point range.
Summers had 16 points at Tennessee including the first nine Ole Miss points in the second half.
He was 2-for-8 from the floor against Missouri, but he continues to get to the free throw line where he was 8-for-8.
The Rebels, 38-for-44 from the free throw line at Tennessee, were 15-for-20 from the line against Missouri.
Player of the game
Murphy Holloway narrowly missed his ninth double-double of the year. His eight double-doubles lead the SEC. For the game Holloway was 8 for 12 from the floor, 6 for 10 from the free throw line.
Ole Miss is at Vanderbilt (6-8) on Tuesday night at 8.
“The crowd was full of energy, and I knew we were going to be super-hyped. I wanted to make sure we were attacking off the bounce, so we could settle into a rhythm.” – Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy