OXFORD, Miss. – Tennessee (# 7) played last Wednesday in a 73-71 win over Ole Miss, but Rebels fans were enraged by an offensive foul announced at the last second. the court in protest.
After Breein Tyree, Miss Ole Miss's guard, missed the goal to a goal at 17 seconds and as the Rebels climbed from 71 to 70, Admiral Tennessee, Admiral Schofield, grabbed the rebound and striker Grant Williams scored 72-71 with 4.4 seconds left.
The rebel coach Kermit Davis threw his jacket on the ground in protest and was sanctioned by a technical foul. Williams managed one of two free throws to win the match.
After officials announced the end of the match, Ole Miss's fans began to cover the floor with drinks, shirts, shakers and other rubbish.
At least two Tennessee players – guard Lamonte Turner and forward D.J. Burns – were hit in the face with objects thrown by fans.
Eight Miss Ole players protested against the pro-Confederate rallies on Saturday by kneeling during the anthem before a match. Before Wednesday's game, all players were standing.
Turner raised his right fist in the air and looked towards the section of Miss Miss's students as he came out of the ground and was hit in the face with an object before crossing the tunnel towards the Flights locker room.
Burns was hit in the face with a red shirt as he was leaving the ground. He unfolded the shirt and handed it to the students of Ole Miss as he was crossing the tunnel under the fans.
"It was close," Davis said of the charge call on Shuler. "Our fans were amazing and I should not have reacted the way I did, I threw my jacket and I think it might have seduced the crowd, so I'm sorry, I'm just competitive on the moment. "
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes hailed the Rebels' efforts, stating, "No one will be eager to play Ole Miss. It's like a match of the Sweet 16, Elite 8 type. "It's a possession of two, both teams played so hard … Kermit did a great job with his team."
After surviving a hotly contested game with Ole Miss, the Vols will face Kentucky No. 4 Knoxville on Saturday. Barnes did not want to think about it yet.
"I'm just looking forward to going home now, to be honest with you," Barnes said. "We'll start talking about it tomorrow."