19nine’s Legacy Collection dives inside the archives to bring back some college basketball classics. Like the originals, we crafted each Legacy pair of retro shorts with the materials and details to honor the original designs. It was a labor of love in our pursuit to provide an era specific keepsake that celebrates the most iconic styles in college basketball history.
Coming off the heels of an NCAA Tournament appearance in '97, Rob Evans' Ole Miss Rebels came into the '98 season hungry for more success. Ranked #23 in the AP preseason poll the Rebels climbed all the way #10 by seasons end.
Led by senior forward Ansu Sesay and junior guard Keith Carter, Ole Miss went 21-5 during the regular season which included a 7 game win streak during the month of February. Ole Miss won the SEC regular season championship which earned them the #4 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament.
Unfortunately, their special season would come to an end at the hands of a Bryce Drew buzzer beater in their opening tournament game.