- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

Mississippi

Last season: 20-12

Nickname: Rebels.

Coach: Andy Kennedy.

Conference: Southeastern Conference.

Who’s gone: G Stefan Moody, F Tomasz Gielo, F Anthony Perez, G Martavious Newby

Who’s back: F Sebastian Saiz. The 6-foot-9 forward is back for his senior season after averaging 11.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game last season. G Rasheed Brooks. Averaged 8.3 points per game and made 44 3-pointers last season. Also second on the team with 42 steals.

Who’s new: G Deandre Burnett. The 6-foot-2 Miami transfer will be one of the team’s main scoring options on the perimeter. He averaged 7 points per game with the Hurricanes as a freshman. F Justas Furmanavicius. The 6-foot-6 junior college transfer averaged 12.5 points and 9.3 rebounds last season for Three Rivers (Mo.) C.C. … G Cullen Neal. The New Mexico graduate transfer started 31 games for the Lobos last season and was third on the team with 12.3 points per game.

The Skinny: Ole Miss is trying to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in five seasons. The Rebels will struggle to replace Moody’s 23.6 points per game, but should have a deeper roster than last season.

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