Saturday, September 30, 2023

Rebels Play Host To Delta Devils

Photo by Seph Anderson
Photo by Seph Anderson

The Ole Miss Rebel basketball team returns home to the Tad Smith Coliseum on Friday night to play host to Mississippi Valley State at 7:30p.m.

Ole Miss (2-0) picked up a come-from-behind second half win over Coastal Carolina by a score of 72-70 last weekend. In the closing seconds of the game, sophomore Anthony Perez hit a pair of free throws that secured the win for the Rebels.

In Marshall Henderson’s return against Coastal, he led the Rebels in scoring with 19-points off the bench and 14-points of those came in the second-half.  For the second game in a row the Rebels had three players with double-digit points: Henderson (19), Summers (14) and Millinghouse (12).

Mississippi Valley State (1-3) comes into Oxford after picking up their first win of the season over Champion Baptist College since being defeated by Mississippi State, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M in their first three games.

The Delta Devils are led in scoring by Anthony McDonald and DeAngelo Priar, who are both averaging 15.5 points per game.

When the Rebels and the Delta Devils tip-off, it will be a part of the Barclays Center Classic that continues next week in New York City. Ole Miss holds an 5-0 all-time advantage over Mississippi Valley State with each game margin not being less than 30 points per game. Last season, Henderson hit five three-pointers for a game high total of 22-points in the 93-57 win.

— Adam Brown, Sports Editor of