NASHVILLE — Here is part of what Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy had to say Thursday night after his team lost 81-73 to Alabama, which will play Kentucky Friday night, despite 39 points from Ole Miss guard Stefan Moody.
Q. Coach Kennedy, Alabama finished with 12 blocks as a team. Donta Hall with 5. They seemed to really affect your team’s game inside. Just talk about that in the second half.
COACH KENNEDY: I thought it was huge. Donta Hall did that to us in Game 1. He’s got a great presence at the basket with his ability to block shots. They really started pressing up on Moody as he was making plays. So driving lanes were available. We drove, and he did a good job of limiting any points in the paint for us.