Ole Miss Rebels men's basketball
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|Ole Miss Rebels|
|University||University of Mississippi|
|All-time record||1281–1282 (.500)|
|Head coach||Andy Kennedy (11th year)|
|Arena||The Pavilion at Ole Miss
|Colors||Cardinal Red and Navy Blue
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 32|
|1999, 2001, 2013|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1981, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2013, 2015|
|Conference tournament champions|
The Ole Miss Rebels men's basketball team represents the University of Mississippi in the sport of basketball. The Rebels compete in the NCAA Division I and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They started the 2015–16 season playing home games at Tad Smith Coliseum on the university's Oxford, Mississippi campus, but played their final game in that facility on December 22, 2015. The Rebels opened a new on-campus arena, The Pavilion at Ole Miss, on January 7, 2016. The Rebels are led by ninth-year head coach Andy Kennedy.
The Rebels have participated in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) eleven times. In 2008 and 2010, they made it to the NIT Semifinals at Madison Square Garden. The Rebels have won the SEC Western Division five times. From 1999–2006, Rod Barnes coached the Rebels basketball team, and compiled a record of 141–109 during his tenure.
In 2007, Ole Miss hired Andy Kennedy, and the Rebels tied for first place in the SEC West during the 2006–07 season. Led by the senior trio of Clarence Sanders, Bam Doyne, and Todd Abernethy, the Ole Miss men finished the year with a 21–13 record, including a 16–1 record at home inside Tad Smith Coliseum. They advanced to the second round of the NIT, before falling at Clemson. In his debut season with the Rebels, Kennedy was named the 2007 SEC Coach of the Year by the Associated Press after guiding Ole Miss, a preseason last-place pick in the SEC West, to its first division title and most wins since 2001.
In the 2012–13, season Ole Miss won just their second SEC Tournament title, and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002. Ole Miss also set a team record for most SEC wins in a season.
NCAA tournament results
The Rebels have appeared in the NCAA Tournament eight times. Their combined record is 5–8.
|1981||#10||Round of 48||#7 Kansas||L 66–69|
|1997||#8||Round of 64||#9 Temple||L 40–62|
|1998||#4||Round of 64||#13 Valparaiso||L 69–70|
|1999||#9||Round of 64
#1 Michigan State
|2001||#3||Round of 64
#6 Notre Dame
|2002||#9||Round of 64||#8 UCLA||L 58–80|
|2013||#12||Round of 64
Round of 32
#13 La Salle
Round of 64
The Rebels have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 12 times. Their combined record is 15–12.
|1987||First Round||Southern Miss||L 75–93|
|1989||First Round||St. John's||L 67–70|
SW Missouri State
|UC Santa Barbara
W 85–75 OT
W 90–87 2OT
|2011||First Round||California||L 74–77|
|2012||First Round||Illinois State||L 93–96 OT|
|Ary Phillips||Guard||1928||Associated Press|
|B.L. "Country" Graham||Center||1938||Helms Athletic Foundation|
|Denver Brackeen||Center||1955||Helms Athletic Foundation, Associated Press|
|Joe Gibbon||Forward||1957||Helms Athletic Foundation, Associated Press, UPI|
|Don Kessinger||Guard||1964||Associated Press|
|Jack Waters (2)||Guard/Forward||1969, 1971||UPI|
|Johnny Neumann||Forward||1971||Helms Athletic Foundation, Associated Press, UPI, United States Basketball Writers Association, National Association of Basketball Coaches|
|John Stroud (2)||Forward||1979 & 1980||Associated Press|
|Carlos Clark||Forward||1982||Associated Press|
|Rod Barnes||Guard||1988||The Sporting News|
|Gerald Glass (2)||Forward||1989, 1990|
|Ansu Sesay||Forward||1998||Associated Press, United States Basketball Writers Association, National Association of Basketball Coaches|
|Keith Carter||Guard||1999||Associated Press|
|Rahim Lockhart||Forward||2001||Basketball Times|
|Source:"Ole Miss All-Americas" (PDF). Ole Miss. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-01-09. Retrieved 2015-01-09.|
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- "Saiz, Rebels Rule Opening Night at The Pavilion" (Press release). Ole Miss Rebels. January 7, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.