Our surging Crimson Tide head over to DJC's favorite place to see a game. It's Ole Miss, Oxford, and one of 2 decent spots in the state of Mississippi (the other being the gulf coast). Ole Miss is on a streak of their own// a 2 game run including a come from behind win at Fayetteville.
Your customary links:
- Write up from Ole Miss. It's actually an interesting read, propping up Andy Kennedy as some sort of savior of sorts. I think he should be fahred at the end of the year myself.
- Black Bear Rebels season stats.
Terrence Henry has stepped up his scoring the past 4 games... shooting better than 50% in 3 of them and averaging over 17PPG in that span. Murphy Holloway has also stepped up inside in that span... giving the Black Bear Rebels an inside game that could give us fits with Gueye and Engstrom hurting and Green being Green... getting 2 fouls in the first 6 minutes. Jarvis Summers is one of the better PG in the SEC and more importantly their best 3 point shooter. He shoots better from three than he does inside the arc. Nick Williams drops 10 a game, but like the rest of the team... not exactly efficient at getting to 10. Reginald Buckner pulls down 8 boards a game... I think him and Holloway might be the only tandem in the SEC pulling in over 8 boards a game each. We're going to need Green and Jacobs blocking out.
- 66.3 PPG
- 60% FT
- +3.3 rebound margin
- 6.6 steals
- 5.2 blocks
Prediction: I'm almost thinking that it would be in our best interest to lose this game, but then I took a look at my prediction for this season and NOW BELIEVE WE HAVE TO WIN. DJC posted the scenario below and I'm conflicted on being a 4 vs a 5 seed. The 5 seed does have to play on Thursday, but it's South Carolina... a team we should curb stomp this time. Then it's UTK who I believe we beat with or without the extra day of rest. Then it's Kentucky... and we can hope they take the day off. Anyways, back to the prediction... I need this win so I'm going with the Tide by 3 in Oxford behind Releford's dribble drive and Eblen's 3s.
Game time is 4PM EST (3PM CST) on the SEC Network and ESPN3.com