Freshman forward Nerlens Noel had only two points but was the difference in the game with his school-record 12 blocked shots, tying for third-most in SEC single-game history.
Not a good early prognosis on Aaron Jones and Nick Williams. MRIs tomorrow for both. The Rebels could be much thinner for a time moving forward.
Here’s Andy Kennedy’s postgame
Video here of King Kobraz, better known as the Feed Moncrief guys. They’ve got a basketball song out, and it plays in this video. Students are passing around group members Blake Pruett and Patrick Haadsma, both of Tupelo, while the school shoots its own video:
Elsewhere in the pre-game, this shot of Ole Miss working to cash in on the attention directed to Marshall Henderson.
From earlier today:
Here’s the deal with Henderson. He’s not going to change, and he doesn’t have to change as long as he maintains an in-ward focus with his enthusiasm. The hard part, as he continues to walk the line of acceptable and unacceptable, will be for Henderson not to become angry at opposing fans and cross that line. Opposing fans will try to lure him to the other side. If that happens, that’s when Henderson’s personality begins to hurt Ole Miss. From the mother ship: Henderson is part of the show
Kentucky at No. 16 Ole Miss
Tip: 8 p.m., Tad Smith Coliseum (8,867)
Radio: Ole Miss network. Satellite: Sirius 93, XM 119
Series: Kentucky leads 99-13
Rankings: Ole Miss No. 16 AP, No. 16 USA Today; Kentucky N/A
Last Year: Ole Miss 61-51 at Oxford; Auburn 69-68 2-OT at Auburn; Ole Miss 68-54 SEC tournament
Coaches – Kentucky, John Calipari 518-158, 21st season; 115-20 fourth season at Kentucky. Ole Miss, Andy Kennedy, 163-93, eight seasons, 142-80, seventh season at Ole Miss.
Notes: Ole Miss has won two of the last six against Kentucky. … Kennedy is two wins from tying B.L. Graham as the school’s winningest coach with 144. … Ole Miss G Marshall Henderson leads the SEC in scoring at 19.4 points a game. … He leads the SEC and ranks fifth in the nation with 3.9 made 3-pointers per game. … Henderson is currently 10th on the school’s season list of made 3-pointers with 74. … Ole Miss F Murphy Holloway needs four rebounds to tie Walter Actwood (1974-1977) with 945 career rebounds. … After averaging 7.1 points in non-conference play, Ole Miss G Jarvis Summers is averaging 12.5 points against SEC teams. … With 281 blocked shots, Ole Miss F Reggie Buckner is the school’s career leader and ranks seventh all-time in the SEC. He needs four blocks to tie former Alabama star Robert Horry on the SEC’s career list.
Kentucky 13-6, 4-2 SEC
Probable starters Pts. Reb.
F Nerlens Noel 6-10 Fr. 10.6 9.4
F Alex Poythress 6-7 Fr. 13.1 6.6
G Archie Goodwin 6-4 Fr. 14.6 5.0
G Ryan Harrow 6-2 So. 10.1 3.5*
G Julius Mays 6-2 Sr. 8.6 2.9*
F Kyle Wiltjer 6-10 So. 11.3 4.5
G Jarrod Polson 6-2 Jr. 2.4 1.3
Ole Miss 17-2, 6-0 SEC
F Murphy Holloway 6-7 Sr. 14.8 10.4
F Reggie Buckner 6-9 Sr. 9.9 7.9
G LaDarius White 6-6 So. 4.6 2.2
G Jarvis Summers 6-3 So. 8.8 3.8*
G Marshall Henderson 6-2 Jr. 19.2 3.3
G Nick Williams 6-4 Sr. 9.7 2.7
F Aaron Jones 6-9 So. 3.4 3.8
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