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Published on January 27th, 2015 | by Carver Rayburn


Try your hand at some Ole Miss Basketball Trivia

OleMissFloorQWhen did Ole Miss play it first basketball game and who was the opponent?
A – January 28, 1909. Against the Memphis Physicians, Ole Miss fell in the contest 12-11. The game was reportedly played on an outside court behind The Lyceum.

Q – In what year was C.M. Tad Smith Coliseum built?
A – 1966. Originally named Rebel Coliseum, Ole Miss opened its play at the Tad Pad with a 108-65 loss to Kentucky.

Q – Who was C.M. Tad Smith?
A – Former Ole Miss student athlete who later became the first alumnus selected to become athletics director. During his tenure, Ole Miss won three National Championships in football and six SEC Titles. The baseball program captured four conference championships.

Q – Name the first Ole Miss player to be selected in the NBA draft?
A – “World Class” Gerald Glass. (1990)

Q – How many SEC West Titles has Ole Miss won?
A – Five (1997, 1998, 2001, 2007, 2010)

2013secchampionsQ – How many SEC Tournament Titles has Ole Miss won?
A – Two (1981, 2013)

Q – Who holds the record for most three pointers made in Ole Miss history?
A – Chris Warren (334 from 2008-2011)

Q – Who holds the record for the most three pointers made in season at Ole Miss?
A – Marshall Henderson (138 in 2013) Also an SEC record.

Q – What former Rebels Hoops Star holds the scoring average for a season record?
A – Johnny Neumann (40.1 points per game average in just 23 games)

Q – Who is the all-time winningest coach in Ole Miss Basketball history?
A – Andy Kennedy, (182 games) who has averaged more than 21 wins per season in his eight full years at Ole Miss.  The Local Voice Ligature

This article was originally printed in The Local Voice #221 (printed January 22, 2015.)
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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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