Ole Miss

Published on January 18th, 2015 | by Carver Rayburn

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Rebels thrash No. 19 Arkansas 96-82 in front of 18,000 at Bud Walton

 

A simple and humble, yet sarcastic (not really) suggestion. Suspend all home games for Ole Miss basketball. Play all games on the road. Seriously.

Ole Miss (11-6, 2-3) proved once again that it can win big games on the road with a 96-82 thrashing of No. 19 Arkansas on Saturday night while hitting an incredible 74 percent of field goals in the first half.

“I do think our guys get excited to play here,” Andy Kennedy said. “Because of the fandom, and because of the energy that is in the building. I think it does give you an extra push.”

That extra push gave a sold out crowd of 18,352 at Bud Walton Arena little to cheer about as Ole Miss took a 53-40 lead into halftime.

Leading scorer Stefan Moody produced a season high 18 points while pulling down four rebounds and adding three assists on the night.

Four other Rebels finished with double digits in the scoring stat: Jarvis Summers added 17 points; Sebastian Saiz had 12 and LaDarius White 10. Dwight Coleby finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

“It’s hard to win a basketball game when they only miss seven shots in the first half,” Arkansas guard Michael Qualls said. “That’s ridiculous. Like I said, it was one of those nights.”

Indeed it was one of those nights. The win improved Kennedy’s record against Arkansas to 11-4.

Ole Miss plays again on Tuesday against Georgia at 6 pm. The game can be seen on the SEC Network.

Oh by the way, the Tuesday night game?

On. The. Road.

 

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About the Author

Carver Rayburn was born and raised an Ole Miss Rebel in Oxford, Mississippi. He has worked for many newspapers and magazines in both editorial and advertising, including OffBeat Magazine, The Hattiesburg American, The Meridian Star, The Neshoba Democrat, The Madison County Journal, The Clarke County Tribune, The New Albany Gazette, Southeastern Football Saturdays, and Rebel Yell. He currently lives in New Orleans and has a four-year-old son, Hart. You can contact Carver at carverrayburn@hotmail.com.



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