Ole Miss Rebels Basketball Schedule
College basketball fanatics are well aware that the SEC is one of the most
decorated and consistently competitive conferences in the country and trams throughout the conference are looking to make
their mark in the conference standings as well as a deep tournament run in mark, one such team is the Ole Miss Rebels. Big
time games are headed to Tad Smith Coliseum this season including games against perennial national powerhouses like Kentucky
and Florida. If you are looking for top tier NCAA basketball action the Ole Miss schedule is the place to go. When the nearly
10,000 raucous blue and crimson clad fans descend upon Tad Smith Coliseum there is no better place in the country for unforgettable
college basketball action. Fans in and around Oxford, Mississippi will be looking to get in on the action at all of the best
games taking place in town and after winning their second SEC Tournament title in the 2012-2013 season, expectations at Ole
Miss are higher than ever for this season.
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For years the SEC has
been at the top of the college basketball world with Kentucky having re-established themselves as an annual national contender
featuring some of the best young recruits in the country and Florida always looking to add some more national championships
courtesy of their always thrilling up-tempo play. Decorated coach Andy Kennedy is not willing to allow those Rebels to take
a back seat to these other programs as shown last season when Ole Miss won the SEC Tournament after waiting thirty two years
since 1981 when Ole miss won their first conference tournament championship. The team always does the SEC in post season play
whether they find themselves in the NCAA Tournament or the NIT which they made it all the way to the semifinals in 2008 and
2010. Their Western Division SEC regular season Championships in 1997, 1998, 2001, 2007, and 2010 have proven the Rebels to
be one of the most successful teams in a conference that is always brimming with talent.
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As a long-standing member of the Southeastern Conference, Ole Miss has had plenty of time to develop intense
rivalries with other members of the conference, but three schools stand out each year when the schedule is released. The Arkansas
Razorbacks, the LSU Tigers, and the Mississippi State Bulldogs are the school's top rivals whatever the sport. Aside from
the in-state competition between Ole miss and the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the fiercest rivalry for the school exists with
the Arkansas Razorbacks. The SEC is primarily known as a football conference and the heated rivalry between Ole Miss and Arkansas
originated on the football field back in 1908, but over the years there has been no love lost between the schools on the basketball
court, especially as the two schools have come to be two of the top teams in the SEC West Division. This season will see LSU
taking the court at Tad Smith Coliseum on January 15, 2014 with the next home game being on January 25th against the Bulldogs
of Mississippi State with both teams battling for bragging rights in the state. With big time home games against Krntucky,
Florida, Alabama, and others also on the docket you can be sure Tad Smith Coliseum will be ricking all season long with the
loyal Rebels fans cheering Ole Miss on to victory against some of the top teams in the country.
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Basketball Tournament History
Ask any college basketball what the best time of the sports year is and they will surely
reply with tournament time, March and April. This is when teams make their mark in the history books and student athletes
become legends and stars of the future. Ole Miss has had its fair share of success in both the NCAA Tournament and the NIT.
The Rebels have made seven NCAA Tournament appearance, making it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen in 2001. Last year after
winning their first conference tournament title in over three decades the Rebels once again found themselves in the tournament
for the first time in eleven years. Even when they are not in the NCAA Tournament Ole Miss can regularly be found in post
season play and have made the NIT eleven times, with semifinal appearances at Madison Square Garden in both 2008 and 2010.
Every year since Andy Kennedy took the reins as head coach in 2007 more and more has been expected of Rebels basketball and
they never fail to improve and impress.
Ole Miss Rebels Basketball Trivia
When Andy Kennedy was hired
as the men's basketball coach at Ole Miss in 2007, the team was picked to finish last in their division in the preseason polls.
By the time the season ended, Kennedy had guided his senior-laden team to a tie for first place in the division along with
the help of seniors Clarence Sanders, Bam Doyne, and Todd Abernethy, and earned himself the honor of SEC Coach of the Year.
After winning only their second conference tournament title in 2012-2013, the Rebels had amassed the most conference wins
in the school's history and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012.