A message from Coach Shields

Let’s Pack The Jack!
On Saturday afternoon, we host the University of Mississippi at 2 p.m. Ole Miss will be the first team from one of the six power conferences to play at the Jack Stephens Center, and we certainly hope our fans will show up in large numbers and give us the homecourt advantage we’ll need against such a tough opponent.
I’m very appreciative of Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy for agreeing to play a straight home-and-home series with us. He and his staff do a great job recruiting the highest caliber of players and do a phenomenal job coaching them once they get to campus.
Ole Miss has outstanding length and tremendous guard play, and will definitely be a great challenge for us, as well as a great opportunity. We’re 5-0 at home this season and our undefeated record will certainly be put to the test against Ole Miss. We’ve got quality home wins over Tulsa, Louisiana Tech and Illinois State, but we’re still searching for more consistency from possession-to-possession and one four-minute segment to the next.
Having a large showing of Trojan fans on Saturday afternoon would certainly go a long way to help us protect that undefeated homecourt record. Hopefully our fans take notice of having a great SEC opponent come to the Jack Stephens Center. There’s not a better time for us to try and get a record crowd at the Jack. I certainly hope to see all of you on Saturday.