In 1967, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell sang the chorus for the soon to be hit R&B/soul song, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” On Saturday afternoon, the Mississippi Rebels basketball team proved that statement wrong. Falling behind by 21 to the Alabama Crimson Tide at Coleman Coliseum was too much to overcome as a second half run fell short.
Ole Miss is in the process of trying to recover from an awful start to their Southeastern Conference (SEC) season to climb back into the West Division race. That did not happen Saturday as they came out flat in the first half. May factors could be pointed to, lack of rebounding, poor shot selection, no transition defense and hot Alabama shooting leading to the early deficit.
A credit to Coach Andy Kennedy and his squad is that the Rebels did not roll over a give up, fighting to get back in the game and cutting the lead to as little as six in the second half. Reginald Buckner could not stay out of foul trouble, and guard Chris Warren did not get his game going until midway through the second half.
Announced as a sell out in Coleman Coliseum, many empty seats were noticed throughout the arena. I am so glad I made the three hour drive from Atlanta to see AK and his team play. It was nice spending a few minutes with him before the game and I really appreciate the awesome floor seat he gave me behind the bench.
Please enjoy my pictures from my experience below. As always, please check back for more pics of the Alabama campus and future articles.
The Human Slinky
I did an article on him when I saw him at a baseball game
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