Ole Miss coach laments team’s struggle to score

Ole Miss Coach Andy Kennedy lamented his team’s poor shooting, a factor he cited in the Rebels’ surprising 0-3 home record in SEC games.

“We’ve not shot the ball well at all at home,” he said, “which is surprising. I don’t know if it’s pressure or playing tight.”

The poor shooting has affected the defense, Kennedy said. The Rebels ranked at the bottom in points allowed, opponents’ shooting overall and three-point shooting in league games going into last weekend.

When asked if he’d consider practicing more in the Tad Smith Coliseum, the site of home games, rather than a on-campus practice facility, Kennedy said, “We’ve tried it all.”

That included extra shooting and full practices in the so-called “Tad pad.:”

The Rebels had almost six full weeks off during the holidays to have extra time to shoot.

“I honestly think it’s between the ears,” Kennedy said. “Shooting is a fickle mechanism.”