Ranked among the weakest rebounding teams in the SEC earlier this season, Ole Miss has risen steadily in that department.
Now after a strong three games on the glass in Cancun has the Rebels at plus-4.2 in rebounding margin, sixth in the league.
Alabama is fifth at plus-5.3, South Carolina seventh at plus-2.7.
In Cancun the Rebels out-boarded Texas State 45-22, Colorado State 47-33 in a loss and St. Louis 42-23.
Sophomore forward Reggie Buckner really elevated his game with 13 boards against Texas State, 12 against Colorado State. He was on pace for another big night against St. Louis but was limited by foul trouble. Still, Buckner managed five rebounds in 11 minutes.