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Ole Miss makes its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2002 Friday, as the No. 12 seed Rebels take on the No. 5 seed Wisconsin Badgers at 11:40 a.m. from the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The game will be televised on TruTV. Ten percent of Ole Miss’ ticket allotment will be reserved for students, and student tickets will be allocated based on Rebel Rewards points.
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It’s pretty clear that SEC coaches do not like Marshall Henderson. This past week Henderson, along with Murphy Holloway, was snubbed from being an AllSEC first team selection. I would like to present an argument as to why my fellow Rebel, Mr. Marshall Henderson, should have been selected. Since the 2001-02 season, every leading scorer of the SEC was selected to be on the first team. Vincent Yarbrough, Ron Slay, Matt Freije, Anthony Roberson, Ronnie Brewer, Chris Lofton, Shan Foster, Jodie Meeks, Devan Downey and T H E D A I LY
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John Jenkins (back-to-back leading scorer) all led the SEC in scoring and secured a place on the first team. The first leading scorer in over 10 years to not garner AllSEC first team selection was our very own Marshall Henderson. Although the aforementioned reference only suggests a correlation between leading the SEC in scoring and selection to the All-SEC first team, I still find it compelling. Now let’s compare Marshall’s resume to those who were selected this year. First, let’s look at Alabama’s Trevor Releford. He averaged 15.4 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game and 2.6 assists per game. Statistically speaking, Marshall scores almost 5 whole points more than Releford, and he averages a half a rebound more than Releford. Trevor wins the assists comparison between the two by one assist (2.6
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to 1.7). Oh, and Releford’s team is playing in the NIT, while Marshall’s team is the SEC Champion and the 12th seed in the NCAA Tournament. Next, let’s look at Tennessee’s Jordan McRae. He averaged 16.0 points per game, 4.1, rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per game. Marshall scored four more points than McRae, but McRae out-rebounded Marshall by one rebound and slightly averaged more assists than Marshall (.2 difference — 1.9 to 1.7). And like Releford, McRae’s team is playing in the NIT. The other three guards who were selected over Henderson, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SEC Player of the Year), Phil Pressey and Elston Turner Jr., beat Marshall Henderson outright for their spots, in my opinion. But what does Marshall have to say about all of this? After
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the SEC Championship game, he said, “I guess that’s a shot at all the other coaches out here. They’re losers. They didn’t win this tournament, we did.” Henderson was named the MVP of the SEC Tournament. Not Trevor Releford, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Phil Pressey, Jordan McRae, Elston Turner Jr. or any of Kentucky’s young stars — Marshall Henderson was the MVP. Although it is unfortunate that Henderson was not selected for the All-SEC first team, he still has an opportunity to “get this money” by making an even bigger name for himself at the Big Dance. Marshall Henderson is the hottest name in college basketball and he deserves to be. Keep shooting, Marshall. Keep shooting. Hotty Toddy! Tim Abram is a public policy junior from Horn Lake. Follow him on Twitter @Tim_Abram.
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has its own judicial system that handles routine drug violations in dorms,” Smith said. “And so there’s a question of, could (the university’s judicial system) have been a more effective way to deal with this than this huge raid that has brought all this negative attention and really negatively impacted the lives of a lot of students?” Similarly, Smith questions how the arrests will affect recruitment efforts. “If your parents at home who are reading about this type of thing in the paper and the university is trying to get their children to come here for their education, it becomes a much tougher sell with the parents, I think,” he said. UA Director of Media Relations Cathy Andreen said the university is working to move forward. “Students must understand that they have a choice when it comes to their behavior, and that their decision to violate drug laws and the Code of Student Conduct will have consequences,” she said. Ray Hawkins, assistant police chief of The University of Mississippi’s University Police Department, said he has never seen an operation including so many students, but that the round-up at UA is not unusual for any jurisdiction. “I think that’s the thing about the Alabama situation – is that there were so many students involved,” he said. “That gets everybody’s attention, but the practice of conducting a round-up, that’s pretty much run of the mill.” Hawkins said Lafayette County has its own unit similar to the West Alabama Nar-
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cotics Task Force called the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit, or Metro. Comprised of officers from UPD, the Oxford Police Department and Lafayette County, Metro works to resolve drug cases and conducts routine round-ups. UPD rarely makes any felony drug arrests, according to Hawkins. He said UPD would normally call Metro in to deal with drug activity on a felony scale. Hawkins said marijuana is not a targeted criminal activity on campus, but UPD officers are vigilant when they patrol Ole Miss. He said they have the same attitude of making a marijuana arrest as they would any other criminal activity. “Drug usage tends to run in cycles,” Hawkins said. “Some years we make a lot of drug arrests, and some years there are fewer drug arrests.
“There are some kids who come from high school who have already experimented with drugs, and there are some kids who, it’s their first time on a college campus and have not had any exposure to drugs; the trends tend to change from year to year.” Hawkins said UPD hopes to educate Ole Miss students in order to empower them to make sound decisions. “Our philosophy has been education before enforcement,” he said. Hawkins cited the training offered to campus safety officers and security personnel who patrol residence halls from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. as an opportunity for members of the Ole Miss community to become proactive. UPD hosts seminars once a year to promote drug prevention efforts through these officers.
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Rebels getting into the swing of things Ole Miss was forced inside to the friendly confines of the Indoor Practice Facility Monday for their second day of spring drills. BY JOHN LUKE McCORD firstname.lastname@example.org
Rain forced the Ole Miss football team into the Indoor Practice Facility Monday morning as the Rebels worked out in shorts and helmets for their second practice of the spring. Entering spring practice, especially with a younger team and a coach coming off of his first season, retention is always a question mark, but head coach Hugh Freeze was pretty Freshman running back Mark Dodson
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Kennedy talks NCAA’s Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy spoke with members of the media during Monday’s weekly SEC teleconference. He discussed Wisconsin’s style of play as well as an injury update for sophomore point guard Jarvis Summers. BY AUSTIN MILLER email@example.com
After winning the Southeastern Conference tournament with its third win in three days, a 66-63 win against Florida, Ole Miss is in the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in its program history. The Rebels are in the Big Dance for the first time since 2002 and the first time under head coach Andy Kennedy. The No. 12 seed in the NCAA West Regional, Ole Miss (26-8) will face Wisconsin (23-11) in the second round on Friday. Tipoff from the Sprint Center in Kansas City is set for 11:40 a.m. and will be televised on TruTV. “I’m excited about the opportunity to participate in the NCAA Tournament,” Kennedy said during Monday’s SEC weekly teleconference. “I’m really excited about what our guys were able to accomplish over the weekend and looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.” The Badgers, ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press poll, tied for third in the Big Ten regular season standings with a 12-6 conference record. Wisconsin lost to Ohio State in Sunday’s Big Ten championship game after wins against Michigan and Indiana. ‘Contrasting as night is to day’ Wisconsin ranks 10th nationally in scoring defense (55.9 ppg), but ranks 219th nationally in scoring offense (65.5 ppg), compared to Ole Miss, which
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ranks 10th in scoring offense (77.9 ppg) but 190th in scoring defense (67.3). This is due in part to the two teams’ styles of play, which Kennedy described as “contrasting as night is to day.” Ole Miss ranks 12th nationally with 70.8 combined (offensive and defensive) possessions per game, while Wisconsin ranks 310th with 62.0 possessions per game, according to Ken Pomeroy. “They’re a team that is ballcontrolling, physical, great passing team, similar in some regards to Florida,” Kennedy said. “They have great ball movement, great player movement, very similar to the Gators. It’s going to be a huge chalSee BASKETBALL, PAGE 7
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