For the 2nd straight game, Ole Miss proved to be too much to handle on the defensive end. Between the 1-3-1 zone and lockdown man-to-man, the Rebels used their defense to create separation and come away with another conference victory, 61-50 over the Texas A&M Aggies at The Pavilion Saturday afternoon.
The win wrapped up a perfect week of basketball for the Rebels. After holding rival Mississippi State to only 46 points en route to a road victory, Ole Miss kept SEC opponents to 50 points or less in consecutive games for the first time since 1982. It was only fitting with the Rebels donning throwback uniforms, a nod to the 2001 team that advanced to the Sweet 16.
Jarkel Joiner had his second 20-point outing of the season with a team-high 21 points on 7-11 shooting to go along with 7 rebounds, another team best. Joiner, along with Rebels head coach Kermit Davis, met with the media after the game to talk about the win. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Productions.