Ole Miss Basketball: Kermit Davis And Rebels Top No.14 Miss State

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Coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball remain undefeated in SEC play with a tough road win over No.14 Miss State Saturday.

So far in 2019 new head coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball (13-2, 3-0) have been on a roll and have some huge SEC wins. Saturday the Rebels were back in SEC action on the road facing No.14 Miss State (12-3, 0-2) in the Hump. The Rebels entered the matchup coming off a huge midweek home blowout over No.10 Auburn and looked to remain perfect in SEC action.

No.14 Miss State entered the Saturday matchup coming off an upset loss to South Carolina and Saturday didn’t turn out much better for the Bullies. Once again we watched as Davis and Ole Miss basketball picked up another SEC road win and extended their winning streak to 10 consecutive games.

In front of a rowdy Miss State crowd the Rebels and Bulldogs kept it close in the first half with MSU taking the 41-39 lead into the locker room at the half. However, behind freshman Blake Hinson’s 26 point performance the Rebels outscored the Bullies 42-36 in the second half and picked up the 81-77 SEC road win over No.14 Miss State. We will look at the game by the numbers.

By The Numbers

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As a team the Rebels shot .466 from the field while the Bulldogs shot .469. From beyond the arc the Rebels shot .387 while the Bulldogs shot just .286 from 3-point range. Ole Miss out-shot Miss State from the free throw line shooting .750 while the Bulldogs shot just .688 from the charity stripe.

While Miss State did out-rebound Ole Miss 38-30 the Rebels created 15 Bulldogs turnovers while committing only 10 turnovers in the game themselves. The Rebels had 3 steals in the game while Miss State had 8. The Rebels had 3 blocked shots in the game while the Bulldogs had 4 blocks.

Individual Rebels Numbers

Saturday we watched as four Rebels hit double-digit scoring. Leading all Rebels was freshman Blake Hinson who had 26 points. Hinson also had 5 boards, 1 assist, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot. Junior Breein Tyree followed with 19 points, 1 rebound and 5 assists. Senior Terence Davis added 12 points while getting 5 boards and 3 assists. Sophomore Devontae Shuler added 10 points while bringing down 6 boards with 1 assist.


Without having to say it really, this team is for real and we’ve seen it in SEC play. This is a very good team and have some great talent in the wings. We saw freshman Blake Hinson have an incredible game and it shows Kermit Davis has great players who are unselfish with the basketball. In three SEC games we’ve seen three different leading scorers and in the Davis system anybody can have a huge game.

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So now we wait for the new college basketball rankings to come out Monday and we will certainly see Ole Miss basketball in the Top-20. The Rebels are rolling right now and sitting at No.2 in the SEC behind Tennessee. However, the Rebels schedule won’t be getting any easier as they will be hosting LSU (12-3, 2-0) Tuesday night. Tipoff is set for 8pm CT and the game will be televised via the SEC Network. Congrats to coach Kerm and the Rebels on a huge win! Hotty Toddy!