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Rob Evans named SEC Legend

This marks the 20th year of the SEC Basketball Legends program.

Posted: Feb 21, 2018 8:11 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WTVA/Ole Miss Athletics) – Rob Evans, who led Ole Miss Men’s Basketball to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances and SEC Western Division titles, will be honored as an SEC Legend.

Featuring former greats from all 14 Southeastern Conference member institutions, the Allstate® SEC Basketball Legends will be honored at the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament March 7-11 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.


Each SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution's first game at the tournament.

Evans compiled an 86-81 record (.515) as head coach of the Rebels from 1993-1998. His 86 victories are the fifth most by a coach in Rebel Basketball history. In 1996-97, Evans led the Rebels to a 20-9 mark, the SEC Western Division title and an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The 1997 SEC Western Division title was the program's first-ever regular season championship of any kind, while the NCAA Tournament appearance was the program's first since 1981. During that 1996-97 season, Evans was named College Hoops Insider National Coach of the Year, while the AP recognized Evans as SEC Coach of the Year.

Evans guided Ole Miss to a 22-7 overall record during the 1997-98 campaign and led the program to its second straight SEC Western Division title. The Rebels also made their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance, the first time ever that Ole Miss played in the NCAA postseason in back-to-back seasons. Evans became a finalist for the 1998 Naismith Coach of the Year award and was selected the NABC District 6 Coach of the Year in a vote by the district's coaches.

This marks the 20th year of the SEC Basketball Legends program.

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