Here's a look at how the Rebels match up with the McNeese State Cowboys using the Four Factors. (National Rank in parentheses)
|Ole Miss O||McN D||McN O||Ole Miss D|
|eFG%||51.9% (84)||54.6% (303)||35.0% (342)||39.2% (21)|
|TO%||15.8% (29)||23.0% (105)||21.5% (182)||26.5% (33)|
|OR%||41.5% (37)||39.1% (292)||26.6% (285)||35.3% (232)|
|FTR||44.0 (82)||28.4 (75)||29.1 (270)||33.0 (118)|
The McNeese State Cowboys struggle to score. That's the nicest thing you can say about it. They've played 3 games this year and have yet to score more than 54 points in a single game. The Rebels scored that in the second half alone against Coastal Carolina. McNeese lost by 25 points to a mediocre LSU team earlier this month. The Cowboys' eFG% of 35.0% is almost as impressively bad as Marshall Henderson's 68.3% eFG % is unbelievably good.
Defensively though, the Cowboys aren't much better. They force a decent amount of turnovers - 23% of opponents' possessions - but the Rebels have been one of the best in the country so far this year in protecting the ball. The Rebels will have a field day tonight shooting as McNeese doesn't crack the top 300 in the country in defensive eFG%. While the Rebels likely won't get to the FT line as much tonight as they did the other night,
It should be a good night rebounding the ball as well, which the Rebels need. They've given up far too many offensive rebounds - 35.3% of opponents' missed shots - and tonight is a real opportunity to start to get that number back where it should be.
Ole Miss 85 McNeese State 44
* McNeese doesn't break 40 until the final minute when scrubs are in
* Murphy Holloway finishes the night with 16 points, 14 rebounds in 20 minutes of play
* Marshall Henderson continues his hot streak, dropping in 24 points with 6 3s
* One of the freshmen - Perez, perhaps? - breaks through with a big game
* McNeese State attempts less than 10 FTs