HOOPS: Alabama State game thread

Hey folks. We’re about 25 minutes from the tip here. There had been some speculation that center DeAundre Cranston would not play following his ejection at New Mexico, but Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy says Cranston will play.

The hot topic in the media room right now is Auburn’s football hire of Gene Chizik. At some point we’ll focus on the basketball game, but the Auburn hire is still getting some play over here.

— PA

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64 Responses to “HOOPS: Alabama State game thread”

  1. djrebel Says:

    Looking for that magic 5. Tonight it’s Warren, Huertas, Holloway, Graham and Malcolm White.

  2. djrebel Says:

    Malcolm White has made it to the first timeout with no fouls. He fouled out in eight minutes at New Mexico.

    Rebels are playing with lots of energy on defense, particularly White, but they’re not shooting well. Huertas and Warren have missed some open looks, and Terrico White, an early sub for Graham, just missed a layup after a beautiful move in which he split two defenders.

    It’s 4-4 at 15:51 and a time out.

  3. djrebel Says:

    Alabama State played close at State last week, losing by 9 and lost at SMU by 5 earlier this season.

  4. djrebel Says:

    ASU has scored on three straight possessions and leads 14-12. Hornets at the line now.

  5. djrebel Says:

    Cranston just missed an easy rebound after a wild shot. It’s noteworthy to track this team rebound by rebound. Hornets up 15-12, time outat 11:56.

  6. djrebel Says:

    ASU shooting 72 percent right now and leading 10-4 on the boards. Guess who’s ahead?

  7. djrebel Says:

    2 free throws from Holloway makes it 22-17 at 9:32

  8. djrebel Says:

    ASU 27-19 after a 3-point play in which an easy rebound sailed over White and into the arms of ASU’s Sims, who scores, draws the foul and hits the free throw.

    ASU shooting 73.3 percent and has an 11-5 edge on the boards.

    Time out at 7:55.

  9. djrebel Says:

    ASU up 31-28 with the ball. Hornets had scored on six straight trips before held out on 3 of last 4.

  10. djrebel Says:

    Alabama State will be attempting its fourth shot after this time out. One potential rebound was slapped back into the field of plaly where an ASU player grabbed it, then another just got out of bounds before an Ole Miss player could get it. Hornets up 15-9 on the boards and 34-30 on the scoreboard withh possession when play resumes. 3:47 left in the half.

  11. djrebel Says:

    ASU has chilled to 58 percent shooting but just got a 3 from a 6-6 forward, Fitch, who is now 5-for-5 from the floor. Hornets lead 41-36 at 28 seconds.

  12. djrebel Says:

    Huertas misses a drive, White misses a follow, and it’s 41-36 at the half. ASU has scored 77 points just once this season, and that was against Houston Baptist in its only win.

  13. djrebel Says:

    Ole Miss is 28-0 against the SWAC. That streak is in jeopardy. A sparse gathering here is showing its most excitement now as the football season recap is playing on the video screen.

    Rebels are shooting 41.9 percent to ASU’s 58.6. ASU has a 17-13 edge on the board, but Ole Miss has a 7-5 edge in offensive rebounds. ASU has outscored Ole Miss 18-10 in the paint.

    Huertas leads Ole Miss with 10 points. 3-for-6 from the field but 0-for-1 from the arc.

    Books out on Huertas. He’s not getting looks at 3 and is having to drive more.

  14. ColoradoReb Says:

    Looks like another tough one PA. Glad to see Cranston didn’t get sidelined over the punch thing.

  15. djrebel Says:

    C-Reb you were on the mark on Palmer.

    Henry, Holloway, Warren, Huertas, Malcolm White to start the second half.

  16. colreb420 Says:

    think that was me PA

  17. djrebel Says:

    Sorry bout that. I knew it was one of the C guys. We figured since we were so late in hearing the news wouldn’t be good.

    Rebels trailed by 7 a few minutes ago, now down 51-49 with a time out at 15:11.

  18. ColoradoReb Says:

    colreb I said Palmer could get his stuff fixed on Sat I believe. But you were the first to say it was true today for sure.

  19. djrebel Says:

    Rebels had it tied, but 2 buckets by Fitch, who is now 7-for-7, and a leaner by White puts ASU up 57-53 at 12:28. Kennedy called time out.

  20. ColoradoReb Says:

    Is Chris Warren out?

  21. djrebel Says:

    Well, y’all both beat me. I was just feeling the negative vibes of the coach.

  22. djrebel Says:

    Warren is playing, but nobody is playing well.

  23. ColoradoReb Says:

    Maybe they can squeak by.

  24. ColoradoReb Says:

    PA, Fagley has put up a dirty web link in the “LOOKs Like Palmer” board about me could you kindly remove?

  25. ColoradoReb Says:

    Its making me drop down to his level and I said I wouldn’t do that anymore.

  26. djrebel Says:

    I will later. Hard to babysit the blog during the game. Can’t we all get along?

  27. djrebel Says:

    Rebels up 60-58 at 9:39

  28. ColoradoReb Says:

    Thanks, I know what you mean. Remove mine after his to. I don’t say anything ugly until prevoked. If they would just stay on their side….. I never post over there, ever. So where are with the game?

  29. ColoradoReb Says:

    Its a Christmas miracle.

  30. donttouchatwire Says:

    whats your guess on the attendance? looks to be very sparce.

  31. djrebel Says:

    ASU leads 63-62 at 7:52. This will go down to the wire, and I can see an ASU win with an offensive put-back coming.

    These guys have some athletes, and they’re just spreading the floor, getting some open shots and scoring in 1-on-1 situations at other times.

  32. djrebel Says:

    Rebels more aggressive on theh boards this half. THey lead 70-67 and 28-21 on the boards.

  33. djrebel Says:

    Warren gets a steal then leads a break to Holloway who dunks at the end. Rebels up 72-67 at the 5:38 mark.

  34. ColoradoReb Says:

    Momentum at the right time

  35. djrebel Says:

    Rebels up 74-69 at 3:33. ASU scored practically uncontested on an in-bounds play, but Terrico White got a nice steal on the Hornets’ next possession.

  36. ColoradoReb Says:

    When will we get some starters back? This game just should not be this close.

  37. djrebel Says:

    It hasn’t really mattered who’s been in the game.

  38. ColoradoReb Says:

    That’s bad bad news! I knew what I saw in NM didn’t look like things were going well.

  39. djrebel Says:

    ASU hit a 3 and now trails 78-77. ASU time out at 1:12. Don’t know the attendance but it’s low enough for the couple of ASU fans to yell and mess up Ole Miss’ Terrance Henry at the free throw line. He had just hit 1 of 2 shots for a 78-74 Ole Miss lead.

  40. ColoradoReb Says:

    Cotton has scheduled an official visit for January PA. I think Nutt is not finished with recruiting until Pete sings. LOL

  41. djrebel Says:

    3-point play for Malcolm White after Henry misses a transition dunk, and Ole Miss leads 81-77 at 1:01. Kennedy calls tiime out.

  42. djrebel Says:

    Cotton would be a good pick-up.

  43. djrebel Says:

    Ole Miss 81-79 after a driving bucket by Hayles with 46.7 left. ASU time out.

  44. ColoradoReb Says:

    Hold on Rebs, Hold On!

  45. ColoradoReb Says:

    I think Auburn and State are helping our last minute recruiting needs for sure. I’m not hearing alot from Lane at Tenn. except maybe they are talking to O.

  46. david Says:

    tell me about the chief Kickingstallionsims? awesome name

  47. djrebel Says:

    Looks like Rebels gonna have to hit some free throws. They’re up 84-81 with 16 seconds left.

  48. ColoradoReb Says:

    Hope Warren is shooting them

  49. djrebel Says:

    Rebels up 85-81 with 0.5 seconds left. Warren at the line with 10 seconds left missed the first and hit the second. Unlike the West Virginia game, where he would have made it really tough on the Mountaineers, this was a 2-shot trip to the line. Good news for the Rebels.

    ASU at the free throw line when play resumes, but I’ve never seen a four-point free throw opportunity in less than 1 second.

  50. bigdraws Says:

    “Thanks, I know what you mean. Remove mine after his to. I don’t say anything ugly until prevoked. If they would just stay on their side….. I never post over there, ever.”

    I post over here because I like to talk rebel sports with some folks I know that also post here. Believe it or not, it’s not all about you.

  51. ColoradoReb Says:

    Bigdraws don’t really mind people posting but when it gets personal I think thats too much. Calling some a moron is tacky even for a state fan.

  52. ColoradoReb Says:

    I was correct about State until the last minute when Byrne ran down and begged Mullen to take it as a last resort. The Buffalo News reported today that Gill had been verbally offered and it was taken off the table at the last minute because the old guard didn’t want a black coach. I’ve been correct on everything else.

  53. ColoradoReb Says:

    I said on the Palmer blog 1st entry that Palmer was not out. That he could clean up his grade before Monday. Guess what he’s in. Not to say I’m always right but to call people names is a little childish don’t you think. You or Fagley don’t know who or what I know. I enjoy hearing some of your post but when you go low it shows your maturity level.

  54. ColoradoReb Says:

    Final PA?

  55. coyotereb Says:

    Who won?

  56. Braves Dawg Says:

    Your own kind doesn’t even like you creb. Get over yourself.

  57. bigdraws Says:

    I don’t even recall mentioning any of that. Congrats on the win yall. And it seems like you’re the one getting personal. Sorry you got your feelings hurt.

  58. ColoradoReb Says:

    You just hate it when I’m right

  59. bigdraws Says:

    Don’t really care. Don’t know what gave you the impression I did. Good night fellas. I’m gonna turn in for creb starts crying. Congrats to the Rebels and here’s hoping both teams represent the SEC well at the end of the week.

  60. m4rebs Says:

    draws (or Farley if you see this) – is the avitar you are sporting the new helments for ya’lls dogs. If so, they are a vast improvement over the white headgear.

  61. m4rebs Says:

    Farley is sporting the avitar, not you draws, sorry. And thanks for the congrats on the embarrassing win. We are hurting. The Ville will tear us up, I promise.

  62. colreb420 Says:

    close win over ala st ouch. it is going to be a long year. congrats on the win

  63. bigdraws Says:

    I think it is Matt. I didn’t get to hear the game. Just know they gave us fits in Starkville. They can take you out of your game it seems.

  64. m4rebs Says:

    Man, lot’s of changes in Starkville. I guess that is a good thing. I know ya’ll are tired of the same old, same old. I completly understand. I saw where MSU put season tickets on sale for the ’09 season already. Pretty smart deal there….get the folks while the energy is still in the air. I don’t think Ole Miss starts season ticket stuff till like April or May. I KNOW they don’t send the tickets out till like the last week of August. Everybody is always worried they won’t get their tix in time for the Memphis game every year. At least State has a schedule finalized to sell the tix for. I guess that’s what would be holding UM back?

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