Posted on: April 20, 2012 at 16:29:51 CT
All Time Sagarin Ranking – 115 (MU is 29th)
Arena Capacity: 9,061 ; avg attendance in 2011: 6,360
Total Weeks in AP Poll: 47
Never won a conf regular season title, won conf tournaments in 1928 and 1981
6 NCAA tournament appearances, 3 tournament wins.
1 NBA first round pick: Gerald Glass in 1990. Have had 8 players appear in the NBA.
MU has never played Ole Miss in basketball
Best Team: 2000-01 ; Finished 27-8, #3 seed in the tournament and made the Sweet Sixteen
Best Player: Johnny Neumann. The original ‘one and done’ player played for Ole Miss during the 1970-71 season. He scored a program record 63 against LSU, and has the top 5 single game scoring out puts for Old Miss on his way to a program record 923 points on the season and a 40.1 ppg avg. He was an All American and SEC Player of the Year. Became first player in basketball history to sign a Hardship Clause and signed a 5 year $2 contract with the ABA.
Most famous moment: Similar to MU and Tyus Edney, Ole Miss is on the losing end of the infamous Bryce Drew buzzer beater for Valpo in the 1998 NCAA tournament