The flow of the game caused Kennedy to dig a little deeper Thursday, and he used 10 players in the Rebels' 64-60 loss to No. 14 Florida.
Freshman guard LaDarius White and senior forward Steadman Short had not played in the previous two games, but both had key minutes in the first half.
White hit his only field goal attempt and played four minutes. Short played five minutes and had one rebound.
Maurice Aniefiok played one minute and ended up with a chance to tie the game and force overtime.
The biggest minutes off the bench went to freshman guard Jelan Kendrick with 12 and sophomore forward DeMarco Cox with 22.
Cox had two points, four rebounds and a steal. Kendrick had three of the Rebels' 14 turnovers and did not register elsewhere in the box score.
Florida outscored Ole Miss 26-5 in bench points.
Holloway on the glass
Junior forward Murphy Holloway fouled out for the first time this season.
Holloway, who had not gotten an offensive rebound in his previous two games, finished with eight points and four rebounds - one on the offensive end - 23 minutes.
Ole Miss finished with a 41-23 rebounding edge.
Walker gets rolling
The Rebels had a hard time with Florida guard Erving Walker, who finished with nine assists and only one turnover.
"We knew we were going to have a hard time with Erving Walker. We've had a hard time for four years to try and keep him in front of us," Kennedy said. "He was creating scoring opportunities. All of those 3s were really predicated off his ability to dribble penetrate."
Walker added 10 points on 3-for-7 shooting, 2-for-4 from 3-point range.