Ole Miss basketball was on a 2-0 roll while on the Canada Tour but they would have to face a very good Carleton team Wednesday night.
Ole Miss basketball was on a 2-0 run headed into the third game of a four game Canada Tour. The Rebels hammered the McGill Redmen in a 102-61 blowout in their first game. The Rebels second game the competition was a good bit tougher and the Rebels rallied to get a 84-77 comeback win over the Concordia Stingers. Wednesday night the competition got even more tough with the Carleton Ravens.
The Carleton Ravens were coming into the Wednesday off a 19 point win over the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Ravens have an exceptionally talented team with some future stars on their roster. The Rebels got off to a slow start and were down 45-23 at the half. The Rebels managed to outscore the Ravens in the second half but couldn’t close the gap and fell 81-63. Well look at the game by the numbers.
By The Numbers
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Leading all Rebels on the night was senior Terence Davis with 23 points. Davis also had 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and 1 steal. Junior Brein Tyree followed with 13 points on the night. Freshman Blake Hinson had 8 points while also grabbing 7 boards. Hinson also had 1 steal. Senior Bruce Stevens also added 8 points while pulling down 5 boards. Stevens also had 2 steals.
Freshman KJ Buffen added 5 points while snagging 5 boards. Buffen also had 1 steal. Sophomore Devontae Shuler had 3 points on the night while pulling down 2 boards and 3 assists. Junior Brian Halums had 2 points in 17 minutes and also had 1 rebound. Halums also had 1 blocked shot and 1 steal. Freshman Luis Rodriguez added 1 point while grabbing 3 boards. Rodriguez also had 1 block and 1 steal in 16 minutes of play.
The numbers never lie and in this case they may as well be gospel. As a team the Rebels shot 22 of 58 or 37.9% from the field. From the 3-point line the Rebels shot 9 of 23 for 39.1%. The Rebels only made 10 of 17 from the free-throw line for a meager 58.8%. Ole Miss committed 30 fouls and had 2 players foul out. The Rebels also had 19 turnovers.
This was a tough matchup for coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball and despite coming away with a loss it was a good measurement of where the team is at. This team is young and have to have time to mesh and learn the Davis system. It’s coming and they will be better. Ole Miss is back in action Thursday night as they stay in Ottawa to face The University of Ottawa. Good luck to coach Davis and the Rebels! Hotty Toddy!