Coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball were back in action Saturday as they hosted the Missouri Tigers at The Pavilion in Oxford.
Coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball (18-were back in action this past Saturday as they were hunting a home win for their fourth straight win. The Rebels were coming off a 60-55 SEC road win over Auburn while Missouri (12-12, 3-9) was coming off a 79-78 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks last week.
Coach Davis and the Rebels started strong against Mizzou and took a 35-26 lead into the locker room at the break. In the second half the Rebels played strong defense and created Tigers turnovers to out-score Mizzou 40-39 to get their fourth consecutive SEC win in a 75-65 decision. Of course, we look at the game by the numbers.
By The Numbers
Ole Miss Rebels
As a team the Rebels shot .460 while the Tigers shot .471 from inside the arc. From beyond the arc the Rebels shot .375 while the Tigers shot .471 from 3-point range. From the free throw line the Rebels shot .870 while the Tigers shot just .750 from the charity stripe.
Defensively the Rebels were on the money and made some big plays. Despite the Rebels being out-rebounded 37-21 by the Tigers Ole Miss was able to force 25 Mizzou turnovers while only committing 10 turnovers of their own. The Rebels had 13 steals in the game while the Tigers only had 4 takeaways in the game.
Individual Rebels Numbers
Against the Missouri Tigers there were four Rebels who scored in double-digits. Leading all Rebels was senior Bruce Stevens who had 17 points. Stevens also had 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block in the game. Junior Breein Tyree and freshman KJ Buffen each added 14 points in the game. Tyree also had 2 boards, 3 assists and 1 steal. Buffen added 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in the game.
Sophomore Devontae Shuler was good for 12 points but his defense was incredible with 5 steals and 3 boards. Shuler also had 3 assists in the game. Senior Terence Davis added 9 points with 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals while junior Dominik Olejniczak added 6 points, with 1 board and 1 assist.
Defensively this may have been the best game the Rebels have played in the 2018-2019 college basketball season. The Rebels played tough on both ends of the court in front of a packed Pavilion crowd. Turnovers were a huge factor and 32 points off turnovers in the Rebels favor proved to be a very deciding factor in the Rebels 10 point win. The Rebels are tough to beat when they play clean mistake free basketball and create turnovers.
Coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball will be back in action in a midweek matchup on the road at Columbia, South Carolina. Please be sure to check back here for the OHT Ole Miss, South Carolina preview and also be sure to visit and like the OHT Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for the latest Ole Miss news and updates. Hotty Toddy!