Joiner drops 24 points; Ole Miss defeats Charleston Southern 93-68
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss basketball continued its undefeated start with a 93-68 defeat of Charleston Southern Friday at the Sandy and John Black Pavilion. Senior Jarkel Joiner lead the Rebel attack with 24 points on 9-14 shooting, including 4-7 from three.
Seven other Rebels joined Joiner to score at least six points as the attack came from all over, depth that Ole Miss may still be getting used to, according to head coach Kermit Davis.
“We’re still trying to figure out rotations, “ Davis said. “It will depend maybe on matchups. My really good Middle (Tennessee) teams played as much as 11 guys. We can play all of these guys.”
Both Joiner and Davis emphasized increased pace helping with the offense, and it showed with a performance featuring 50 percent shooting from the field, 11 three-point shots, and under ten turnovers as the Rebels torched Charleston Southern from all areas of the floor.
Even at that, Davis wants to see Ole Miss crash the boards better.
“What concerns me is our rebounding numbers. We should be dominating the rebounding in games like this and we’re not,” Davis said.
Like a true coach, even in a 25 point victory, always striving for more.
Ole Miss (2-0) will have the chance to show “more” as they take on Marquette in Charleston, S.C. on Nov. 18.
(Feature image credit: Josh McCoy, Ole Miss)