Ole Miss Basketball: Rebels Hoops Drop Game At No.23 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY - FEBRUARY 24: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
LEXINGTON, KY - FEBRUARY 24: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander /

With the season winding down Ole Miss basketball played its last road game of the regular season Wednesday night at No.23 Kentucky.

Ole Miss basketball was back on the road Wednesday night in Lexington, Kentucky to take on the No.23 Wildcats. With just two regular season games left the Rebels needed to have a big game against the Wildcats. Of course, the Rebels have struggled on the road this season winning only one true road game at Missouri. Once again they struggled against Kentucky and fell to the Wildcats 96-78.

In a game where things got heated between the two teams there were seven technical fouls called. Two early technicals cost Marcanvis Hymon an ejection from the game. Of course, the game was close early and even saw the Rebels lead at one point in the first half. However, the Wildcats pulled away and led 50-42 at the break.

The second half saw the Wildcats expand their lead over the Rebels and led by as much 20 at one point. Poor shooting from the field, the line and the arc allowed Kentucky to take control of the game and ultimately get the 96-78 win. The win was Kentucky’s third straight while Ole Miss has lost 2 consecutive games. Of course, let’s go ahead and look at the stats from the game.

Team Numbers

Ole Miss Rebels Basketball
Ole Miss Rebels Basketball /

Ole Miss Rebels Basketball

Consider yourself warned when we look at these numbers. Of course, if you watched the game then you already know the numbers aren’t going to be good. This was another game where the Rebels were beaten soundly in every major stat.

Ole Miss basketball shot only 30 of 74 from the field for 40.5% while the Wildcats shot a solid 50% making 31 of 62. Once again the Rebels were plagued by poor shooting and it didn’t get any better from the arc.

Ole Miss shot 30% from the arc making 9 of 30 shots. Kentucky was 8 of 18 for 44.4% from 3-point distance. We know the Rebels can shoot well at times from 3-point range but there is no consistency as a team.

The one area which the Rebels have shot well has been at the free-throw line. However, the Rebels shot only 60% from the stripe hitting only 9 of 15 shots. Kentucky shot 26 of 35 for 74.3%.

The Rebels were out-rebounded 43-35 by the Cats as well. The two teams were tied in both assists and turnovers although the Rebels had 12 turnovers in the game.

Individual Rebels Numbers

Against the Cats the Rebels had four players score in double-digits and one had a double/double. Terence Davis led all Rebels scorers with 26 points. Davis also had 4 boards, 3 assists and a steal. Bruce Stevens got his double/double with 13 points and 13 boards. Stevens also had an assist and a steal. Breein Tyree added 13 points in the game. Tyree also had 1 board, 7 assists and a steal.

Dominik Olejniczak added 10 points and 4 rebounds. He also had 3 blocks and an assist. Devontae Shuler added 8 points while also getting a rebound and two assists. Markel Crawford had 5 points in the game. Crawford also had 3 boards, 2 assists and 2 steals. Deandre Burnett added 3 points with a rebound and 3 assists.

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Coach Tony Madlock and Ole Miss basketball will be back in action this Saturday in The Pavilion. The Rebels will be hosting the Vanderbilt Commodores in the final regular season game. It will also be Senior Night. Tip-off is set for 7:30pm CT. Good luck Rebels hoops. Hotty Toddy!