By Parrish Alford/NEMS Daily Journal
Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco concluded the SEC tournament with 508 career victories with the Rebels, the school’s all-time leader.
He reached No. 500 at Tennessee on April 21.
As you can see in the list below, it was an early March game against Lipscomb – when Bianco became the winningest coach in Ole Miss history – that means a little more to him.
Bianco coached three seasons at McNeese State where he won another 100 games before taking the Ole Miss job.
The Rebels are 37-22 overall, finished 15-15 in SEC regular season play and appear to be a lock for an NCAA regional, which would be their 11th in Bianco’s 13 seasons as coach.
He’s 508-299-1 at Ole Miss, 608-371-1 overall. He failed to reach an NCAA regional in 2002 and 2011.
Last year the Rebels defeated No. 1 seed Texas A&M on the road – No. 9 on his list – before falling twice to TCU.
top 10 victories
The comments are Bianco’s:
1. May 16, 2009, FayettEville: Ole Miss 16, Arkansas 3
Clinched SEC Regular Season Championship.
40th Regular Season Win
First Ole Miss Regular Season SEC Championship in 37 years.
2. June 5, 2005, Oxford: Ole Miss 20 Oklahoma 5
First championship in an Oxford regional.
3. May 28, 2006, Hoover, AL: Ole Miss 9, Vanderbilt 3
SEC Tournament Championship, first in 29 years
4. June 1, 2009, Oxford: Ole Miss 4, Western Kentucky 1
Oxford Regional championship elimination game
Tremendous performance by Drew Pomeranz, most electric atmosphere ever.
5. June 5, 2005, Fayetteville: Ole Miss 9, Arkansas 1
Clinched SEC West championship, 40th regular season win.
6. June 5, 2009, Oxford: Ole Miss 4, Virginia 3
Oxford Super Regional Game 1, Matt Smith walk-off home run, most dramatic win ever.
7. April 11, 2006, Jackson: Ole Miss 1, Mississippi State 0
Fifth-straight Mayor’s Trophy win. Will Kline, Cody Satterwhite and Garrett White combined for the shutout, the first in series history. Also the night Will Kline became a star.
8. March 9, 2013, Oxford: Ole Miss 8, Lipscomb 5
Win No. 486 to become all time wins leader in Ole Miss history
9. June 2, 2012, College Station: Ole Miss 6, Texas A&M 3
First time to beat No. 1 seed on the road in an NCAA Regional.
10. June 4, 2006, Oxford: Ole Miss 12, Tulane 4
Second consecutive regional championship