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Joiner drops 24 points; Ole Miss defeats Charleston Southern 93-68

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)

About The Author

Matt Barnthouse

Matt Barnthouse has over seven years experience working at the youth, high school, and Division I levels of basketball, and currently is at University of Cincinnati as a graduate student and instructor, while doing consulting work, as well as freelance graphics for various Division I teams and players. Barnthouse spent four years as a student-manager with the Ole Miss Men’s Basketball team, helping them to four winning seasons, as well as an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015. While at Ole Miss, Barnthouse assisted in all parts of basketball operations, including recruiting, on-court drills, analytics, and film. Following his four-year stint with the Rebels, the redshirt junior declared for the 2017 NBA Draft, where he went undrafted. After his Spring 2017 graduation from Ole Miss with a degree in Journalism, Barnthouse spent the summer as a basketball coach at Camp Androscoggin, one of the northeast’s oldest and most prestigious summer camps. Barnthouse resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, and spends his free time watching film and playing with his Corgi, Brady.

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