Men’s basketball Ole Miss welcomes runner Tuesday night

OXFORD, Miss. – Men’s basketball Ole Miss returns to Craddock Court to host the Rider Broncs on Tuesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT inside the Sandy and John Black Pavilion at Ole Miss and live on SEC Network +.


Ole Miss Rebels (4-2, 0-0 SEC)

The Head Coach: Kermit davis • 4th season at Ole Miss (55-44) • 524-307 career record (27th season)

Cavalier Broncs (3-5, 0-0 MAAC)

Head Coach: Kevin Baggett • 10th season with Rider (150-138) • 150-138 career record (10th season)


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It will be the Rebels-Broncs’ first ever meeting, and the first time that Ole Miss has played at a school currently at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference since her victory at Monmouth, 91-83, in the first round of the NIT in March. November 14, 2017. The last time Ole Miss faced a MAAC team in the regular season was on November 17, 2006, when the Rebels defeated Fairfield, 70-67, in Hartford, Connecticut, in the 2006 Classic. Hispanic College Fund. The only two games remaining were both against Iona, with the Rebels defeating the Gaels, 72-70, in the first round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament en route to a Sweet 16 appearance, and Ole Miss winning a 2-0 forfeit victory over Jan. 2, 1957.

Ole Miss All-Time vs. Current MAAC Teams
Canisius – 0-0
Fairfield – 1-0 (Last: 2006)
Iona – 1-1 (Last: 2001)
Manhattan – 0-0
Marist – 0-0
Monmouth – 1-0 (Last: 2017)
Niagara – 0-0
Quinnipiac – 0-0
Jumper – 0-0
Saint-Pierre – 0-0
Siena – 0-0
Total: 3-1

Rider comes to Oxford at 3-5 this season, with wins over Coppin State (81-69), Delaware State (63-53) and Bucknell (85-79). Most recently, the Broncs have played closely in South Carolina, losing 65-58 last Sunday (Nov. 28). Rider is paced by Dwight Murray Jr. at 15.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. As a team, Rider keeps his opponents averaging 70.9 points per game, but only scores 67.6 points himself. The Broncs collectively shoot 38.1% overall and just 28.1% out of three, but are effective on the free throw line with a team clip of 74.5%. Rider leads the MAAC and ranks eighth nationally in total rebounds with 314 rebounds this season (39.3 / game, No. 78 nationally). Murray ranks in the NCAA’s top 20 for total field goal attempts (seventh, 116) and minutes per game (16th, 37:06).

Transfer graduate Ole Miss Nysier brooks just completed his first rebel double-double, recording a 15-point, 10-rebound performance against Mississippi Valley State – the first rebel double-double this season. Brooks now has six career doubles doubles, scoring three in his final season at Cincinnati in 2018-19 and one in his only season in Miami in 2020-21. Brooks is looking to become the first rebel since Sebastian Saiz in 2017 to record consecutive double-doubles. Saiz did so in six straight games that year, from Dec.15, 2016 to Jan.7, 2017, another four-game streak from Jan.28 to Feb.8, and a two-game streak to end March 4-9. .

Senior Jarkel Carpenter has proven his veteran leadership early in the season, not only leading in several categories, but also rarely leaving the field. Joiner ranks fifth in the SEC in minutes played per game at 32.5, and he put the team on the back with the SEC’s eighth field goal attempts (59) and ninth most field goals (34 ). Joiner is also ninth in total points (90). Over the course of his career, Joiner has averaged 30.5 minutes per game in 98 career games played and 90 career starts.

Ole Miss has forced double-digit turnovers in all six of her competitions so far this season, and has yet to return the ball more than she has forced her opponents. The Rebels have a +3.8 season rotation margin and rank third in the SEC with the fewest rotations per game averaging 11.0. In the Kermit davis At this time, the Rebels are 43-18 when they have fewer turnovers than their opponents, and 33-13 when they force 15 or more turnovers.

The team’s defense was a calling card for the Rebels early on, holding their opponents 70 or less five times in six games, including 60 or less in each of their last three outings against Elon (56), Boise State ( 60) and MVSU (58). The disruption and chaos led to many buckets in transition for Ole Miss, with their revenue margin (+3.8) helping lead to an almost identical rebel advantage in colon on revenue. (90-50) and the points on the fastbreak (89-44). Luis Rodriguez was helped lead that charge for the rebel defense, currently ranking 10th in the SEC in total thefts (11).

Ole Miss currently has the SEC’s two most efficient passers in Jarkel Carpenter and Austin crowley, who have played a crucial role in the Rebels’ offensive efforts so far this season. Joiner ranks second in the conference and 13th nationally with its attendance-to-turnover ratio of 4.8, while Crowley ranks fourth in the SEC and No. 45 in the NCAA with its ratio of 3.3.

Crowley has been particularly strong, currently ranking seventh in the SEC with 4.3 assists per game in six games, including a career-high nine cents against Charleston Southern. During the year, Crowley had four or more assists in four of six games played.

It took Joiner three games to register his first turnover of the season, and he also had a career day against Charleston Southern with seven assists to combine with Crowley for 16 of 23 Rebel dimes.

During the season, Ole Miss had an assist on 55.5 percent of all baskets scored (96 of 173).

Ole Miss has been a distributing machine from the start, scoring exactly 23 cents in each of her first two games. No rebel team since 1994 has recorded 20 assists in the first two games of the season, with the 94-95 Ole Miss team recording 22 assists against Morgan State on December 1, 1994 and 20 against Sam Houston State two days more. late. on December 3, 1994. In the records available through 1987-88, no rebel team had 23 or more in their first two games of the season.

The Rebels rank third in the SEC and 32nd nationally in assist to revenue ratio (1.5), as well as third in the SEC and 50th in the NCAA for assists per game (16.0). The SEC’s third lowest revenue per game (11.0) contributes to this assist-to-turnover ratio.

Ole Miss has shown spurts of being able to ignite the net on fire, shooting 40 percent or better in five of six games played. Additionally, the Rebels have recorded five halves this season with an overall clip of 50% or better, including in three of four to start the season. Ole Miss opened the season with two 50% shooting games for the first time since 2007, and what helped was the combination of a dynamite transition offense and a host of contributors from other- beyond the arc. Ole Miss currently beats her opponents 192-150 in the paint and 90-50 on the fastbreak, while six different Rebels have reached several threes this season towards a season line of 40 of 114 (.351) – including five who have hit five. or more. Ole Miss has hit at least eight trikes in each of his first three games, and he’s had help from a few unlikely heroes to start the year.

Austin crowley and Tye Fagan, who entered the season with a total of 37 of 137 (0.270) in their three-of-three careers, is currently shooting 14 of 28 (0.500) deep in a duet to start the year. Crowley at 9 of 18 is near his best in a single three-point season (11, 2019-20), and Fagan at 5 of 10 is halfway past his best 10 last season in Georgia. The team leader so far is Jarkel Carpenter, who shoots 11 of 25 (0.440) beyond the arc, accounting for 36.7% of all his scores.

Senior Tye Fagan has been a Swiss Army knife for Ole Miss, contributing significantly to many facets of the game. Over the year, Fagan averages a balanced stat line of 7.8 points (third on the team), 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks, while averaging an assists ratio of 1.9 in 20.0 minutes played per game. Fagan tallied a career-high six assists to go along with a career-high Ole Miss 11 points against Elon – his second double-digit effort as Rebel after a first 10-point performance against New Orleans . Fagan also added a three-point shot to his repertoire, currently at 5 of 10 despite coming in the year with a career line of 19 of 68 (0.279). Combined with his three years of previous experience in Georgia, Fagan has appeared in 95 career games and started in 29 – with his first Ole Miss start last Friday against MVSU.

Kermit davis begins his fourth season at the helm of Ole Miss Basketball. In his first three seasons, Davis led the Rebels to two playoff appearances (the 2020 playoffs have been called off due to COVID-19). With 55 wins as head coach of the Rebels, Davis is one of only four coaches in Ole Miss history to have at least 50 wins in their first three seasons. Nine-time Conference Coach of the Year, Davis is 38th among active Division I head coaches with 458 career wins in 24 seasons, including stints at Middle Tennessee, Idaho and Texas A&M. In 27 seasons as a college basketball head coach, he amassed 524 wins.

• 46-14 leading at half time
• 5-0 scoring 90+, 26-3 scoring 80+, 43-18 scoring 70+
• 40-16 by winning the rebound battle
• 24-3 at 50% shooting or better
• 16-5 when shooting at 40% or more in three
• 53-28 to keep opponents under 50 percent shooting (30-5 for under 40 percent)

Winning at home is a hallmark of Ole Miss. Over the past 15 seasons, the Rebels are 179-56 (0.762 pct win) in home games. In addition to five seasons (opened in January 2016) playing in the $ 96.5 million SJB flag, the Rebels hold a 66-30 (.688) advantage over the opposition. Ole Miss have won 304 of their last 392 games (0.776 PCT win) at Oxford since the 1996-97 campaign. Under the head coach Kermit davis, the Rebels are 36-14 (0.720 pct win) at home.

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Earnest L. Veasey