2014–15 Ole Miss Rebels men's basketball team

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2014–15 Ole Miss Rebels men's basketball
Ole Miss Rebels logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
2014–15 record21–13 (11–7 SEC)
Head coachAndy Kennedy (9th season)
Assistant coachBill Armstrong
Assistant coachTony Madlock
Home arenaTad Smith Coliseum
Seasons
2014–15 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kentucky 18 0   1.000     38 1   .974
#21 Arkansas 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
LSU 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Georgia 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Texas A&M 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Ole Miss 11 7   .611     21 13   .618
Vanderbilt 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Alabama 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Florida 8 10   .444     16 17   .485
Tennessee 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
South Carolina 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
Mississippi State 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Auburn 4 14   .222     15 20   .429
Missouri 3 15   .167     9 23   .281
2015 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Ole Miss Rebels men's basketball team represented the University of Mississippi in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Andy Kennedy, in his ninth season at Ole Miss. The team played their home games at the Tad Smith Coliseum in Oxford, Mississippi as a member of the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season 21–13, 11–7 in SEC play to finish in four way tie for third place. They lost in the second round of the SEC Tournament to South Carolina. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated BYU in the First Four before losing in the second round to Xavier.

Before the season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jerron Martin 0 G 6'1" 165 Freshman Prince George's County, MD Transferred to South Plains College
Derrick Millinghaus 3 G 5'10" 172 Sophomore Schenectady, NY Transferred to Southeastern Louisiana
Demarco Cox 4 C 6'8" 276 Junior Yazoo City, MS Transferred to Georgia Tech
Cade Peeper 5 G 6'2" 185 Sophomore Collierville, TN Left the team
Will Norman 21 G 6'5" 213 RS Junior Lafayette, LA Left the team
Marshall Henderson 22 G 6'2" 177 Senior Hurst, TX Graduated
Janari Jõesaar 24 F 6'6" 208 Freshman Tartu, Estonia Transferred to Texas–Pan American

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Roderick Lawrence 0 G 6'4" 185 Junior Orlando, FL Junior college transfer from South Plains College.
Terence Smith 3 G 6'4" 195 Senior Russellville, AL Transferred from Tennessee–Martin. Will be eligible to play immediately since Smith graduated from Tennessee–Martin.
M. J. Rhett 4 F 6'9" 235 RS Senior Columbia, SC Transferred from Tennessee State. Will be eligible to play immediately since Rhett graduated from Tennessee State.
Stefan Moody 42 G 5'10" 170 Junior Kissimmee, FL Junior college transfer from Kilgore College.

Recruits[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Marcanvis Hymon
PF
Memphis, TN Whitehaven 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jul 9, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
J. T. Escobar
SG
Tallahassee, FL Florida A&M Developmental Research School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Oct 5, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Rauno Nurger
SF
Bel Aire, KS Sunrise Christian Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oct 28, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked   Rivals: Not Ranked  ESPN: Not Ranked
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Ole Miss 2014 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  • "2014 Ole Miss Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 5, 2013.

Season[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Ole Miss Rebels men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Roderick Lawrence 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Jr South Plains College Orlando, FL
G 1 Martavious Newby 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Booker T. Washington HS Memphis, TN
G 3 Terence Smith 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Tennessee–Martin Russellville, AL
F 4 M. J. Rhett 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Sr Tennessee State Columbia, SC
G 10 LaDarius White 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr McComb HS McComb, MS
F 11 Sebastian Saiz 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 233 lb (106 kg) So Sunrise Christian Academy Madrid, Spain
F 13 Anthony Pérez 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Word of Life Traditional School Cumaná, Venezuela
C 20 John Crnogorac 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 216 lb (98 kg) Fr Marshall Academy Sydney, Australia
F 21 Marcanvis Hymon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Fr Whitehaven HS Memphis, TN
C 23 Dwight Coleby 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Piney Woods HS Nassau, Bahamas
F 25 Terry Brutus 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS So Massanutten Military Academy Spring Valley, NY
G 32 Jarvis Summers 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Sr Provine HS Jackson, MS
F 34 Aaron Jones 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Gautier HS Gautier, MS
G 42 Stefan Moody 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Jr Kilgore College Kissimmee, FL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

[1]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/07/2014*
7:00 PM
Delta State W 97–58 
Tad Smith Coliseum 
Oxford, MS
Non-conference games
11/14/2014*
6:00 PM
Charleston Southern L 65–66  OT 0–1
Tad Smith Coliseum (5,841)
Oxford, MS
11/17/2014*
7:00 PM
at Troy W 74–64  1–1
Trojan Arena (3,278)
Troy, AL
11/20/2014*
7:00 PM
Southern
Emerald Coast Classic First Round
W 69–38  2–1
Tad Smith Coliseum (5,199)
Oxford, MS
11/23/2014*
7:00 PM, SECN
Northern Arizona
Emerald Coast Classic Second Round
W 80–74  3–1
Tad Smith Coliseum (5,290)
Oxford, MS
11/28/2014*
7:30 PM
vs. No. 23 Creighton
Emerald Coast Classic semifinals
W 75–68  4–1
The Arena at NWFSC (1,600)
Niceville, FL
11/29/2014*
8:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. Cincinnati
Emerald Coast Classic championship
W 66–54  5–1
The Arena at NWFSC (1,550)
Niceville, FL
12/04/2014*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
TCU
Big 12/SEC Challenge
L 54–66  5–2
Tad Smith Coliseum (6,370)
Oxford, MS
12/07/2014*
3:00 PM, FS1
at Oregon W 79–73  6–2
Matthew Knight Arena (6,256)
Eugene, OR
12/13/2014*
3:30 PM
WKU L 74–81  6–3
Tad Smith Coliseum (6,692)
Oxford, MS
12/18/2014*
7:00 PM, SECN
Coastal Carolina W 71–68  7–3
Tad Smith Coliseum (6,490)
Oxford, MS
12/22/2014*
7:00 PM
vs. Southeast Missouri State
Jack Jones Classic
W 82–51  8–3
Southaven Arena (2,222)
Southaven, MS
12/30/2014*
7:00 PM, CBSSN
at Dayton L 74–78  8–4
UD Arena (12,525)
Dayton, OH
01/03/2015*
1:00 PM
Austin Peay W 92–63  9–4
Tad Smith Coliseum (6,950)
Oxford, MS
Conference games
01/06/2015
6:00 PM, SECN
at No. 1 Kentucky L 86–89 OT 9–5 (0–1)
Rupp Arena (24,275)
Lexington, KY
01/10/2015
4:00 PM, FSN
South Carolina W 65–49  10–5 (1–1)
Tad Smith Coliseum (6,714)
Oxford, MS
01/14/2015
6:00 PM, SECN
LSU L 71–75  10–6 (1–2)
Tad Smith Coliseum (7,030)
Oxford, MS
01/17/2015
8:30 PM, ESPNU
at No. 19 Arkansas W 96–82  11–6 (2–2)
Bud Walton Arena (19,200)
Fayetteville, AR
01/20/2015
6:00 PM, SECN
at Georgia L 64–69  11–7 (2–3)
Stegeman Coliseum (6,079)
Athens, GA
01/24/2015
5:00 PM, SECN
Florida W 72–71  12–7 (3–3)
Tad Smith Coliseum (8,812)
Oxford, MS
01/28/2015
8:00 PM, SECN
Mississippi State W 79–73  13–7 (4–3)
Tad Smith Coliseum (8,959)
Oxford, MS
01/31/2015
3:00 PM, FSN
at Missouri W 67–47  14–7 (5–3)
Mizzou Arena (9,053)
Columbia, MO
02/04/2015
6:00 PM, SECN
Texas A&M W 69–59  15–7 (6–3)
Tad Smith Coliseum (7,739)
Oxford, MS
02/07/2015
5:30 PM, SECN
at Auburn W 86–79  16–7 (7–3)
Auburn Arena (9,121)
Auburn, AL
02/12/2015
6:00 PM, ESPN
at Florida W 62–61  17–7 (8–3)
O'Connell Center (10,127)
Gainesville, FL
02/14/2015
8:00 PM, SECN
No. 24 Arkansas L 70–71  17–8 (8–4)
Tad Smith Coliseum (8,719)
Oxford, MS
02/19/2015
8:00 PM, ESPN2
at Mississippi State W 71–65  18–8 (9–4)
Humphrey Coliseum (7,873)
Starkville, MS
02/21/2015
6:30 PM, ESPNU
Tennessee W 59–57  19–8 (10–4)
Tad Smith Coliseum (8,630)
Oxford, MS
02/25/2015
8:00 PM, SECN
Georgia L 72–76  19–9 (10–5)
Tad Smith Coliseum (6,899)
Oxford, MS
02/28/2015
1:00 PM, FSN
at LSU L 63–73  19–10 (10–6)
Maravich Center (10,683)
Baton Rouge, LA
03/03/2015
6:00 PM, SECN
at Alabama W 82–74  20–10 (11–6)
Coleman Coliseum (9,184)
Tuscaloosa, AL
03/07/2015
8:00 PM, SECN
Vanderbilt L 77–86  20–11 (11–7)
Tad Smith Coliseum (8,862)
Oxford, MS
SEC Tournament
03/12/2015
8:30 PM, SECN
vs. South Carolina
Second Round
L 58–60  20–12
Bridgestone Arena (15,032)
Nashville, TN
NCAA Tournament
03/17/2015*
8:30 PM, truTV
(11 W) vs. (11 W) BYU
First Four
W 94–90  21–12
UD Arena (12,124)
Dayton, OH
03/19/2015*
3:10 PM, TBS
(11 W) vs. (6 W) Xavier
Second round
L 57–76  21–13
Veterans Memorial Arena (N/A)
Jacksonville, Florida
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West Region.
All times are in Central Time.

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