Ole Miss continues to make its case for a spot in the Big Dance, dominating South Carolina, 76-59, Wednesday to advance at the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament. Winners in 8 of their last 10 games, the 6th-seeded Rebels (16-10) move forward to the tourney quarterfinals where they will face the third seed LSU Friday at approximately 8 p.m. CT at Bridgestone Arena.
Jarkel Joiner and Romello White continued their hot shooting to pace the Rebel offense on Wednesday. After a team-best 15 points in the regular-season finale against Vanderbilt, Joiner dropped a game-high 18 on the Gamecocks and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. White posted 17 points and is averaging 13.2 over his last five outings. Devontae Shuler poured in 11 points in the second half and finished with 15, while KJ Buffen added eight points and a game-high nine rebounds.
Ole Miss head basketball coach Kermit Davis, guard Jarkel Joiner, and forward Romello White all spoke postgame about the win. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Productions.