Posted January 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
Mississippi isn't very good at shooting 3-pointers and even worse at the free-throw line, serious flaws that have made scoring points a struggle during stretches this season. But the Rebels do have some muscle - and they like to flex it. That's been enough to keep Ole Miss (13-6, 3-2) in the top half of the Southeastern Conference going into Thursday's home game with No. 14 Florida (15-4, 4-1). Reginald Buckner, Murphy Holloway and Terrance Henry form a tenacious, veteran trio. They grab rebounds, play defense and specialize in winning ugly, making up for whatever they lack in talent with sheer hustle. ''It's what we need. It's who we are,'' Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said. ''The reality is our most veteran group is our frontcourt.'' And they've also been the Rebels' most productive group. Ole Miss is second in the SEC in rebounding margin, behind only top-ranked Kentucky. Holloway and Buckner rank third and fourth, r...
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