Mississippi's experienced frontcourt leads Rebels


OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Murphy Holloway and Reginald Buckner are already two of the most productive frontcourt players in school history.

Now the pair of seniors would like all those points, rebounds and blocked shots to finally add up to an NCAA tournament appearance.

That's been an elusive destination for the Rebels, who haven't been to the Big Dance since 2002. It's the longest drought in the Southeastern Conference.

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy — who enters his seventh season — has had the Rebels close to the NCAA tournament on numerous occasions. They've had five 20-win seasons during his tenure.

Now with accomplished seniors like Holloway, Buckner and guard Nick Williams, this might represent his best — and last — chance to lead the Rebels to college basketball's premier postseason event.

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