Posted on 13. Feb, 2011 by in All, NCAA Basketball.

Ole Miss-Alabama Basketball Game

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.

Coleman Coliseum...This place needs a nickname

Very nice lobby before you enter the gates

CM Newton room...where i picked up my ticket and nice recruiting, event, conference room

Cool trophy cases inside the Newton room

View from the endzone seating

Stands on the sidelines are deep going upwards

A very nice scoreboard

Media seating on the side

Students arrive early for the first come first serve seating

Honor the Alabama greats around the concourse

View from midcourt, upper level

For some reason this "A" reminds me of the Braves

Very limited Student Bleacher space available on the floor

Passed the arena weight room on way to my floor seat

I like Southern Girls... 🙂

Chris Warren, he good...

Huge fan of the sideways shot clocks on basket support

Watching game from my awesome seat on floor

Ole Miss huddle during a timeout

I like Big Al's mascot

Andy Kennedy (AK), one of the finest in the business

AK can still shoot the ball

The Human Slinky

I did an article on him when I saw him at a baseball game


Human Slinky

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