By Blake Long/Special to the Journal
OXFORD – Murphy Holloway continues to hit new marks that have never been accomplished at Ole Miss.
After setting the school record for rebounds last month, Holloway became the first Rebel ever to score over 1,000 points and bring in 1,000 boards in a career.
His 1,000th rebound came seven minutes into Wednesday’s game on an offensive board and put back.
Holloway also joined an elite list that includes former LSU and NBA great Shaquille O’Neal in becoming the 23rd player in SEC history to add 1,250 career points to 1,000 rebounds.
PEREZ LEAVES GAME
Ole Miss freshman Anthony Perez got tangled with Texas A&M’s Ray Turner on a rebound play away from the basket and landed awkwardly near the midway point of the second half.
Perez was helped off the court by trainers and taken straight to the locker room. The reserve forward did not return.
Coach Andy Kennedy said postgame that Perez would have an MRI today, but he hoped the injury would not end his season.
“The initial prognosis is that I think it’ll be something he can come back from,” said Kennedy. “But I don’t want to jump the gun until the doctors have told me exactly what the deal is.”
The Rebels have already lost two players – Aaron Jones and Demarco Cox – to season-ending injuries.
Player of the Game
The second game in a row off the bench for Marshall Henderson was just as impressive as the first.
The junior scored only three points in the first half, but hit 50-percent of his shots from behind the arc after halftime to finish with a team-high 18.
“I’ve seen this happen against most of the teams in our league, and fortunately it did not happen against us at A&M, but Marshall had a good night,” Aggies coach Billy Kennedy, on Henderson’s strong second half.
The Rebels look to avoid another sub-200 RPI road loss on Saturday when they travel to Mississippi State (4 p.m., FSN).