Ole Miss basketball will have a new leader after the Rebels and head coach Kermit Davis mutually agreed to part ways Friday.

In his fifth year as head coach at Oxford, the The rebels have foughtgoing 2-13 in SEC play and 10-18 overall.

Mississippi Rebels head coach Kermit Davis yells at the referees during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena on January 21, 2023 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The Razorbacks defeated the Rebels 69-57.

Mississippi Rebels head coach Kermit Davis yells at the referees during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena on January 21, 2023 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Rebels 69-57. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The two wins in conference play are tied with LSU for the fewest wins this season in the Southeastern Conference.

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«My family and I are very grateful for the opportunity to lead the Ole Miss Men’s Basketball program in the last five years,» Davis said in a statement.

«We thank Chancellor Boyce, Keith Carter, the staff and the players for their support and work ethic on behalf of our program, and I wish Ole Miss the best for the future. Oxford is a special place to live and work «.

Ole Miss Rebels head coach Kermit Davis, left, speaks with referee Doug Shows during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Ole Miss Rebels on January 7, 2023 at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Mississippi.

Ole Miss Rebels head coach Kermit Davis, left, speaks with referee Doug Shows during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Ole Miss Rebels on January 7, 2023 at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Mississippi. (Chris McDill/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Since Davis took over as head coach in 2018, Ole Miss has struggled, going to NCAA Tournament just once.

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«We thank Coach Davis for his dedication to the Ole Miss basketball program and our student-athletes,» said Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Keith Carter. «No one wanted to bring a title to Mississippi more than he did, and we appreciate the passion for that goal that he shared with our team every day. As he has throughout his career, Coach Davis worked tirelessly to produce a winner, and We wish him, Betty and his family the best in the future.»

Mississippi Rebels head coach Kermit Davis watches play from the sideline during a game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Mississippi Rebels on January 4, 2023 at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mississippi Rebels head coach Kermit Davis watches play from the sideline during a game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Mississippi Rebels on January 4, 2023 at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee. (Matthew Maxey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Ole Miss said it will conduct a national search for the head coach 23 in the history of the program.

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«As we have seen in the past, Ole Miss Basketball is capable of competing and winning championships, and we are determined to find the right leader to help us reach our greatest potential,» Carter said.

Davis compiled a 74-79 record at Ole Miss after 17 years as the head coach at Middle Tennessee.