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OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss out on made use of a tenacious energy on the glass and a 2nd-fifty percent offensive spark to excellent impact in an energetic 75-51 victory more than Rider at SJB Pavilion on Tuesday night.
The Rebels (5-2) were dominant on the boards from the leap, recording 57 group rebounds and a enormous 21-rebound gulf above the Broncs (3-6) – the most rebounds by an Ole Overlook crew due to the fact Nov. 27, 2007 vs. Troy (64) and the widest rebounding margin by a Rebel crew because Dec. 22, 2020 vs. UT Martin (+24). The defenses shined in the very first half, with the two squads shooting a blended 22-of-67 (.328). On the other hand, the Ole Miss offense kicked into superior gear in the second 50 %, using their benefit on the glass in tandem with 6 extra threes and a 45 % general hard work in the again half toward victory.
“We talked about hoping to be a dominant, physical group and enjoy like an SEC crew, and test to earn belongings collectively,” claimed Ole Overlook head coach Kermit Davis. “I assumed we had some places in the initial 50 percent and we failed to end it the proper way. I thought for about 10 or 12 minutes in the 2nd 50 % is as rapidly as we have played simply because we got stops and rebounded. I necessarily mean, 57 rebounds I feel is the most rebounds due to the fact 2007. That permitted us to get in transition. I thought more men performed more durable.”
That spectacular Ole Overlook rebounding work was led by a monster working day from graduate transfer Nysier Brooks. The Philadelphia indigenous notched 15 complete rebounds on the night, tying his career substantial established as a senior at Miami last season and also registering as the most by a Rebel considering the fact that Sebastian Saiz tallied 15 vs. Ga Tech in the 2017 NIT (March 21, 2017). In excess of his previous two video games Brooks has virtually doubled his season rebounding total moving into the Nov. 26 matchup vs. Mississippi Valley Point out, hauling in 25 rebounds as opposed to 29 complete in his preceding 5 outings. On the evening, Brooks stuffed the stat sheet elsewhere with three factors, 3 blocks and two assists. Of his 15 boards, five ended up on the offensive conclusion, giving him 10 offensive rebounds in his last two game titles.
“We have certainly been focusing on rebounding,” Brooks mentioned. “Like I said my last time out, I have just really been making an attempt to emphasis on matters I am fantastic at and generating positive I do all those, even if the ball may not be going in the gap for me as commonly as I may well like. I am just trying to provide far more of my defensive existence at guarding the rim, defending, rebounding.”
Senior Tye Fagan had a job day rebounding the ball as perfectly, tying his vocation-higher with 10 boards to go alongside with nine details, 4 assists and a steal. Other Rebels contributing to the historic rebounding hard work provided Robert Allen (11 points, 8 rebounds, two assists, a person steal, just one block) and Jaemyn Brakefield (8 factors, eight rebounds).
On the offensive stop, it was an energy-inducing turn from senior and Oxford indigenous Jarkel Joiner that turned the next 50 percent into a rout for the Rebels. Joiner hit three straight from over and above the arc from 9:08 to 7:38 to spark the Ole Overlook bench, encouraging generate an eventual 15- operate in the closing minutes of the match to give the Rebels some length. Joiner ended with 18 details on 4-of-9 capturing from deep to go alongside with three assists, two boards and a steal. For Joiner, this is his seventh straight double-digit game in as lots of attempts to open up the 2021-22 period, as nicely as his 11th in a row and 13th in his very last 14 online games dating back again to final season.
Matthew Murrell experienced an great working day of his own, racking up a occupation-high 14 details on 3-of-6 capturing from outside of the arc and a couple thunderous dunks on the fastbreak – which includes a group-pleasing windmill dunk off of a steal. Also scoring in double figures was Austin Crowley, who experienced 10 points, 5 helps, 4 rebounds and one steal.
Up future for the Rebels arrives a dramatic early year exam at home, when No. 18 Memphis makes the brief trip down I-55 for a marquee 11 a.m. tilt on ESPN2 this Saturday early morning (Dec. 4).
“(Memphis is) a truly difficult-participating in, properly-coached crew, obviously some pros on it for positive,” Davis claimed. “We’ve bought to get the Pavilion right on Saturday with Club Purple and get this spot leaping, and I believe it will. I feel it can be practically sold out, it will be a terrific environment in in this article.”
“The cliché is it is a further video game, but this sport is not a different sport,” Joiner reported. “It’s a major activity for us.”
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