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.”