Alabama 67, Ole Miss 64

Alabama guard Trevor Releford beats the Rebels with a 3 at the buzzer. Basically, there were three big-name SEC players in this game, two from Ole Miss in Marshall Henderson and Jarvis Summers, one from Alabama in Releford, and Alabama’s made the biggest plays in the game.

Henderson was just OK, going 4-for-14 from 3 and finishing with 14 points. Summers had just nine points, about half of his average, though he did hit two free throws with 12 seconds left to tie the game.

Here’s Andy Kennedy:

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Good news: While Henderson and Summers were a bit off, there was much more balanced scoring with contributions from Anthony Perez (13), LaDarius White (10) and Derrick Millinghaus (9).

Bad news: The somewhat better post play in the win over Missouri was not packed for travel, at least not in the first half of this road week. Sebastian Saiz had four points and two rebounds, Aaron Jones three points and four rebounds. And the Rebels allowed an average post player in the Tide’s Nick Jacobs, to more than double his average with 18 points.

Here’s White:

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Ole Miss falls to 16-8 overall, 7-4 in the SEC and plays at Georgia Saturday.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to Kory Keys and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Killer_Beeze

    Unbelievable! I had a bad feeling about this game. Ole Miss has only won something like 10 out of 80 games (not sure of the exact number) played at Tuscaloosa.
    Disappointing is an understatement. The Rebels did not play with a purpose last night. Had they done so, they would’ve cleaned the floor with Tide.

  • Colonel_Panic

    PA, when does Kennedy’s seat start to get hot again? Will they give him until the new facilities are finished and see how well he can recruit and develop players in there or will they look to start fresh with the basketball program along with a new facilities?

    • Parrish Alford

      I don’t think there’s heat on the seat this season. The question will be how does this team adjust after Henderson next season? Who’s the big scorer then? Jarvis Summers took his game to another level this season, but the last two games it looks like he might be hitting a wall. Maybe Perez becomes the focal point. They really need Sebastian Saiz to show more consistency and Dwight Coleby to defend without fouling. There are some interesting moving parts with this group and no clear answer to offense after Henderson in 2015.

  • Flareb

    Another loss at the buzzer and a bad one at that against a very and I mean very average basketball team. The kind of loss that as an Athletic Director your left scratching your head. I was in a state of shock last night. I don’t know if its kids lacking enthusiasm after a big win or Andy’s lack of commitment to get something going in the low post. Teams are not scared of us inside and we are young there but you have to try something to free up the perimeter. Chances are your going to get hacked. Andy loves guards and the lack of a low post presence is either a sign that they can’t develop it thru fundamentals or recruiting. I don’t know if Andy is the x’s and o’s adjustment type guy he needs to be as head coach. I do know that last night was a bad loss and I think they face a tougher test Saturday in Athens than in T-town.

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