OXFORD, Miss. — No. 7 Tennessee hit a last-second shot to hold on for a 73-71 win over Ole Miss on Wednesday, however Rebels followers have been enraged by an offensive foul referred to as within the last second and threw rubbish onto the courtroom in protest.
After Ole Miss guard Breein Tyree missed the entrance finish of a one-and-one with 17 seconds left and the Rebels up 71-70, Tennessee guard Admiral Schofield grabbed the rebound, and ahead Grant Williams hit a driving layup to make it 72-71 with four.four seconds left.
Ole Miss guard Devontae Shuler acquired the ball on the following in-bounds play and acquired set for a deep Three-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining however was referred to as for a cost on Schofield.
Eight Ole Miss gamers protested pro-Accomplice rallies on Saturday by kneeling in the course of the anthem earlier than a sport. Previous to Wednesday’s sport, all the gamers stood.
Rebels coach Kermit Davis threw his jacket to the bottom in protest and was given a technical foul. Williams hit one in all two free throws to clinch the sport.
After the officers signaled that the sport was over, Ole Miss followers started showering the ground with drinks, shirts, shakers and different trash.
No less than two Tennessee gamers — guard Lamonte Turner and ahead D.J. Burns — have been hit within the face with objects thrown by followers.
Turner raised his proper fist within the air and seemed towards the Ole Miss scholar part as he exited the ground and was struck within the face with an object earlier than strolling by way of the tunnel towards the Vols’ locker room.
Burns was hit within the face with a crimson shirt as he left the ground. He unfolded the shirt and held it towards the Ole Miss college students as he walked by way of the tunnel below followers.
“It was shut,” Davis mentioned of the cost name on Shuler. “Our followers have been unbelievable, and I should not have reacted the way in which I did. I threw my jacket, and I feel that may have enticed the gang, so I apologize for that. I used to be simply being aggressive within the second.”
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes lauded the Rebels’ effort, saying, “No person will sit up for enjoying Ole Miss. That is sort of a Candy 16-, Elite Eight-type sport. It will get down to 1 possession, two possessions. Each groups performed so arduous. … Kermit has performed a terrific job along with his group.”
After surviving a hard-fought sport in opposition to Ole Miss, the Vols subsequent face No. four Kentucky on Saturday in Knoxville. Barnes did not wish to take into consideration that but.
“I am simply desperate to get dwelling proper now, to be trustworthy with you,” Barnes mentioned. “We’ll begin speaking about them tomorrow.”