Ole Miss Rebels Schedule in 2013-14
The Ole Miss Rebels are ready to hit the court for some fantastic basketball
action in 2013-14 that will have their fans up and out their seats. The Rebels have some tough matchups on their home schedule
this season, perhaps non tougher than when they host the Florida Gators at Tad Smith Coliseum on February 22nd. The Gators
are always one of the top teams in the SEC, and this season is no different. It's going to take a Herculean effort from the
Rebels to win this game, but it's certainly no out of the question that the Rebs send the Gators back to the swamp with their
tails between their legs.
The Rebels will close things out at home this season on March 8th when they host the Vanderbilt
Commodores. Closing out the regular season at home with a victory is always a great thing for a team, and the Rebs are sure
to have a raucous crowd behind them for this contest. Join the biggest Ole Miss hoops fans in the stands to see if the Rebels
can close out their home schedule on a positive note.
Ole Miss Rebels History
The Ole Miss Rebels basketball
team has a rich history that includes a lot of memorable moments that fans hold dear in their minds and hearts. The team has
reached the NCAA Tournament more than a handful of times over the course of the program's 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 appearances, making it
all the way to the Sweet Sixteen in 2001. In 2012-13, 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 postseason play, and have made the NIT eleven times, with semifinal
appearances coming 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.
Miss Rebels Trivia
Did you know that when head coach 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?
That's right, but 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. That seasons
showed that Kennedy had the program pointed in the right direction. After winning 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.
Great Players for the Ole Miss Rebels
The Ole Miss Rebels have seen some awesome
players hit the court over the years, which is certainly no surprise when one thinks about all the good seasons this program
has put together. Some notable players include Johnny Neuman, Gerald lass and Elston Turner. All three of these players would
move on to play in the National Basketball Association. Neuman averaged a solid 13 points per game for his pro career. Get
out to the arena this season to see who the next Ole Miss star player will be.
Ole Miss Rebels Fan Traditions
Ole Miss Rebels have oms great rivalries, and fans love to come out to pack the stands to see the Rebs take on a team that
they loathe. 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.