A Basketball Timeout

With both men’s and women’s basketball teams having 10 or fewer games left in their 2017-2018 season, it’s time to take a quick timeout to talk over the seasons and to look ahead to what is left.

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From big wins over Mississippi State and Alabama to nail-biting overtime losses, the men’s team has had quite the roller coaster of a season. Ole Miss leads the SEC and ranks 23rd nationally in assist/turnover ratio (1.4) with Terence Davis averaging 19.0 ppg. Coach Kennedy is proud of the team for taking a couple hard punches but getting back up, together, and fighting back. The men’s team just came home from a quick business trip to Austin, Texas and will finish out their season with SEC play. Over half of the remaining regular-season games are against teams in the RPI top 50.

terence davis shooting

A season filled with challenging opponents like Oregon, Tennessee, and South Carolina, the women’s team has been required to show up and play hard for every game. With some games not ending how they planned, there have been many lessons learned. Promise Taylor has been  SEC freshman of the week three times already and is on pace to break the single-season blocks record. Madinah Muhammad is also on the way to becoming one of the top scorers in Ole Miss history. She is currently on pace for over 1,100 points by the end of her junior season. Coach Insell is proud of how his players have handled the adversity and how they have kept believing in each other and the game plan. The Lady Rebels are looking forward with hopes to gain some momentum going into the end of the season. Remaining match up include Vanderbilt, Alabama, and Kentucky.

Promise Jones playing basketball

Come catch both the men’s and women’s teams for their end of the season games at the Pavilion. You can find both schedules on olemisssports.com. Be loud and be early for the remaining promotions and giveaways!

Alexis Lee
Alexis Lee

Alexis is a junior Integrated Marketing Communications major with a specialization in Public Relations from Normal, Illinois. When she is not writing, she can be found watching Gossip Girl or HGTV with her cat and drinking green tea.