5 Big Takeaways from 2013-14 Ole Miss Basketball Season

Ole Miss Rebels: 5 Big Takeaways from 2013-14 College Basketball Season

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The Ole Miss Rebels finished their 2013-14 college basketball season in a disappointing fashion by losing to Georgia in the SEC Tournament. Ole Miss put up a fight in almost every game this season, losing ten games in overtime or by less than four points. Here are five takeaways from the Rebels’ 2013-14 college basketball season.

5. Big Men are Important

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5. Big Men are Important

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One of the biggest weaknesses for Ole Miss all season long was the absence of experienced big men. Murphy Holloway and Reginald Buckner were difficult to replace.

4. Andy Kennedy Can Control a Team

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4. Andy Kennedy Can Control a Team

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When you’re the head coach of one of the most negatively polarizing figures in all of college basketball and he doesn’t get into major trouble all year long, it’s been a good season. Kennedy did just that.

3. Almost Isn’t Good Enough

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3. Almost Isn’t Good Enough

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Ole Miss lost nine games by four or less points. It's strange that at 19 wins they didn’t get at least a bid to one of the secondary postseason tournaments.

2. Jarvis Summers Will be a Great Player

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2. Jarvis Summers Will be a Great Player

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Summers was surprisingly one of the better players in the SEC this season. While teams focused on Marshall Henderson, he took advantage. Expect big things from him in the future.

1. The Marshall Henderson Show Was Fun

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1. The Marshall Henderson Show Was Fun

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The SEC will lose some of its flair when Marshall Henderson leaves. Henderson, although more calm this season, still could light it up from three-point land and put the team on his back.

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