Ole Miss Names Finalists For Basketball Coach

Ole Miss has announced four finalists to replace Rod Barnes as head coach of the Rebel basketball team. Athletic director Pete Boone says South Alabama coach John Pelphrey, Murray State coach Mick Cronin, Cincinnati interim coach Andy Kennedy and current Rebels assistant Tracy Dildy are all under consideration. Interviews will begin Wednesday.

The Rebels let Barnes go after four consecutive losing seasons. Barnes took them to 3 N-C-double-A tournaments prior to that, including a sweet 16 appearance in 2001.