There’s a stigma that goes along with losing your exhibition, and the Rebels were able to avoid that tonight thought it was an ugly process.
A certain amount of ugly is expected when you’re trying to get as many minutes for new guys as Andy Kennedy was tonight.
Sebastian Saiz (7 points, 6 rebounds) looks like he can help this year, but neither he nor Dwight Coleby will be big producers early.
Aaron Jones wasn’t very good in his first game back, going 3-for-10 from the floor for six points in 24 minutes. Demarco Cox was better with 11 points on 5-for-8 shooting in 28 minutes, but both missed clean looks down low.
Basically, the question with Marshall Henderson out has been who will pick up the scoring slack. LaDarius White is the logical choice. He was 5-for-13 from the floor and hit a big 3-pointer near the end of regulation, but he didn’t have much flow throughout the game.
White was 2-for-5 from the arc, however, and the rest of the team was 0-for-6.
It’s certainly a different looking team without Henderson. He might have attempted 11 3s in the first half.
Derrick Millinghaus led Ole Miss with 15 points. White and Jarvis Summers had 13, and Cox 11.
Martavious Newby had 12 rebounds, 10 on the defensive end.
Exhibition basketball. The Marshall-less Rebels take on D2 South Carolina-Aiken.
A little shoot around here with the bigs, mostly Demarco Cox and Aaron Jones, a little Sebastian Saiz too.
I’ll be back with a few notes and postgame video after the game.