Coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball were back in action Saturday as they were hunting their nineteenth win of the season.
Ole Miss basketball (19-8, 9-5) was back in action Saturday as they hosted the Georgia Bulldogs (10-17, 1-13) in Oxford. The Rebels entered the game coming off a 84-69 loss to South Carolina while Georgia was coming off their own 69-68 loss to Miss State earlier in the week. With just 5 games left in the regular season the Rebels were looking to get back on track and pick up their 19th win of the season.
Behind a strong start coach Kemit Davis and Ole Miss basketball took a 39-29 lead into the locker room at the break. In the second half the Georgia Bulldogs played much better outscoring the Rebels 42-33. However, the second half surge by Georgia wasn’t enough and the Rebels picked up the 72-71 home win to give them their 19th win of the season. Of course, we take a look at the game by the numbers.
By The Numbers
Ole Miss Rebels
As a team the Rebels shot just .431 from the field while Georgia shot .521. From beyond the arc the Rebels shot .429 while the Bulldogs shot just .313 from 3-point range. At the charity strip Ole Miss shot .800 while Georgia shot .717 from the free throw line. The Bulldogs out-rebounded the Rebels 34-29 while creating 15 Ole Miss turnovers with 7 steals. The Rebels created 19 Georgia turnovers with 8 steals in the win.
Individual Rebels Numbers
In the 72-71 win over Georgia there were 3 Rebels who scored in double-digits. Junior Breein Tyree led all Rebels with 17 points to go with 4 boards, 2 assists and 1 blocked shot. Sophomore Devontae Shuler followed with 16 points. Shuler had 3 rebounds, 3 assist and 1 steal.
Senior Terence Davis added 13 points in the game. Davis also had 4 assists and 3 steals. Freshman KJ Buffen added 8 points while senior Bruce Stevens added 7 points. Buffen had 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot. Stevens had 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
Coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball found a way to scrape out the SEC win despite a poor second half. For the Rebels to be out-shot from the field by Georgia and still get the win is quite remarkable since it rarely happens.
The Rebels have struggled to make their shots from the field but have played well enough on the other end of the court to pick up important wins when they matter. Defense goes a long way in the SEC and the Rebels have the ability to play hard on the defensive end.
Coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball will be back in action as they face No.4 Tennessee at The Pavilion in Oxford. Please be sure to check back here for the OHT Ole Miss/Tennessee preview which will be coming soon. Congrats to coach Kermit Davis and the Rebels on their season sweep of the Georgia Bulldogs. Hotty Toddy!