By Parrish Alford/NEMS Daily Journal
Polynice is back
– OXFORD – Ole Miss guard Eniel Polynice, a 25-game starter, saw his first playing time since getting 17 minutes against LSU on March 4.
Afterward, Polynice was suspended for “conduct detrimental to the team.” The following Tuesday, Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy announced that Polynice’s suspension was lifted, but Polynice did not play in the Rebels’ 76-65 SEC tournament loss to Tennessee
In his first game back, the fourth-year junior had two points on 1 for 3 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 11 minutes.
“I wanted to get him in. He was the first guard off the bench. You could tell he didn’t look very comfortable. He’ll continue to get his opportunities,” Kennedy said.
Warren’s 3-point marks
– While Warren did not lead the team in scoring, his three made 3-pointers tied his own school record for 3-pointers in a season with 103. He has now hit at least one 3-pointer in 42 consecutive games, the longest streak in school history and the fifth-longest streak in SEC history.
Warren was 6 for 13 from the floor and also had five rebounds, six assists, two steals and no turnovers.
No help from the SEC?
n There was not much impact from Troy’s SEC connection.
Guard Richard Delk, formerly of Mississippi State, had two points on 1 for 7 shooting in 30 minutes.
Center Yamene Coleman, formerly of Alabama, had two points on 1 for 3 shooting in 22 minutes.
Delk entered the game averaging 12.2 points, Coleman 10.2.
Clarksdale native Antywan Jones had nine points, five rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots in 23 minutes.
Troy point guard Michale Vogler had 16 points and five assists with no turnovers.
– “Yes, you’re always worried about a letdown, but you have to refocus as quickly as possible and play the hand you’re dealt.” – Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy