Heading into the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament this week, a trio of Rebels earned recognition as the league office released postseason awards and All-SEC teams Tuesday morning.
Voted by the conference's coaches, Breein Tyree was named First Team All-SEC, while Terence Davis of Southaven collected Second Team All-SEC honors.
In his first season as Ole Miss head coach, Kermit Davis was tabbed SEC Coach of the Year by his peers as well as the Associated Press.
Kermit Davis became the sixth Ole Miss men's basketball coach to earn SEC Coach of the Year honors. He joined the winningest coach in program history, Andy Kennedy, as the only two coaches to be named SEC Coach of the Year in his first season guiding the Rebels.
Not even a full year into his tenure in Oxford, Davis has Ole Miss knocking on the door of its first NCAA Tournament appearance in four seasons and just the third in the past 17 years. The Leakesville native has led one of the biggest turnarounds in the country, as the Rebels improved from 12-20 (5-13 SEC) a season ago to 20-11 (10-8 SEC) heading into the conference tournament. The eight-win improvement is ranked 11th in the nation as well as the best among Power 5 schools.
In his final year on campus, Terence Davis is averaging 15.5 points-per-game to rank seventh in the conference and shooting at a 45.5 percent clip (ninth in the SEC). The Southaven native also paces the team in assists (3.4 per game) and rebounding (5.8 per game).
Davis ranks second on the team in steals (52) and blocks (20), two steals away from cracking the top 10 by a Rebel in a single season. His 1.8 steals per game in SEC play rank fourth, while he pulled down 5.2 defensive rebounds per conference game (fifth in the SEC).
He has nine 20-point games this season, including four of the team's five double-doubles. With 27 points and 12 rebounds, Davis led the Rebels to a win over No. 10 Auburn (Jan. 9) en route to SEC Player of the Week honors.
Wrapping up his career as a Rebel, Terence Davis has etched his name in several categories throughout the Ole Miss record book. With 1,492 points, he sits 13th on the Ole Miss all-time scoring list. Davis also ranks sixth all-time in three-pointers attempted (504), seventh in three-pointers made (171) and 10th in steals (138).
Named to the SEC Community Service Team yesterday, Davis is a leader off the court as well.
Ole Miss heads to Nashville this week for the SEC Tournament. As the No. 7 seed, the Rebels will face No. 10 seed Alabama in the second round Thursday night (March 14). Tipoff from Bridgestone Arena is set for 6 p.m. on the SEC Network.