Kennedy: 'Their backs were against the wall'

Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy isn't shy when assessing his team. By his account, the Rebels comeback win against Alabama was critical in continuing the march toward a spot in the NCAA Tournament. View the video inside.

Three days have passed since Ole Miss' thrilling 74-67 comeback win over Alabama. However, if you ask around, its importance isn't lost throughout the Rebel locker room.

As he addressed the media Tuesday, fourth-year head coach Andy Kennedy recapped the critical conference win, while also looking ahead toward Thursday.

For the second time this season, Ole Miss meets in-state rival Mississippi State.

Thursday's matchup will be broadcast nationally on ESPN at 8 p.m. To open SEC action, Ole Miss fell at home, 80-75, to these same Bulldogs.

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