By Parrish Alford/ NEMS Daily Journal
Doubting their effort
– Ole Miss players expressed doubt about team effort across the board in the wake of the Rebels’ loss.
“I thought we played fairly hard, harder than in most games,” guard Chris Warren said.
Center Murphy Holloway thought the Rebels’ inability to deny clean post possessions to Vanderbilt’s A.J. Ogilvy was a matter of effort.
“You have to fix that within yourself as a person, focus and not being lackadaisical,” he said. “I can’t say (anything about effort) until we get back and watch tape. Then I might think about certain guys not giving their all. Everybody has to go hard. If you don’t go hard, it’s going to be the same thing every night.”
– Freshman Reggie Buckner tweaked his sprained ankle in the second half. He came back and played but with what teammates and coaches thought was less explosivness.
“When he’s in there he alters shots. He may not block everything, but he alters shots. In the first half he was doing that,” Holloway said.
Warren downplayed the ice on his right hand after the game, saying that treatment was common and that an injured hand was not the reason he hit a left-handed 3-pointer late in the game.
Warren had 23 points in 32 minutes. He was 7-for-13 from the floor, 5-for-9 from 3-point range.
– As Ole Miss coaches call for more production from Terrico White, the sophomore from Memphis totaled 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting. He was 2-for-5 from 3-point range.
White is 12-for-23 from the field over his last two games.
He picked up his second foul with 14:55 left in the first half and spent the next 71⁄2 minutes on the bench.
“I was just trying to go aggressively and get in good position to try and get easy scores. Our guys did a good job of finding me when I was open.” – Vanderbilt center A.J. Ogilvy