Ole Miss basketball is heading to Columbia to take on South Carolina Saturday afternoon in the wake of a big overtime win over LSU earlier this week. Is that W a sign that this team has turned the corner after a disappointing start to the season? No, probably not. Remember the Andy Kennedy Formula for Basketball Success™: do just enough to stay on the tournament bubble until, like, the last week of the regular season.
They should be able to keep the momentum going this weekend against, frankly, a real shitty Gamecocks squad. Sakerlina lost six games in non-conference play and has started SEC 0-3. Their only common opponent with the Rebels is LSU, who they actually played pretty tight in a 71-68 loss at home.
That being said, Ole Miss lost in Columbia late last season in a game that might have cost AK his job had he not gone on to win the SEC tourney and finally make the Dance.
The Rebels are 11-5 and looking to grab their third conference win.
The game's being broadcast on FSN. While it will be streamed live on WatchESPN, it will be blacked out in the South. I'm not even gonna broach the hackneyed blackout joke there.
Here's how to tune in:
Saturday, Jan. 18
3:30 p.m. CT
Colonial Life Arena (damn corporate sellouts)
Oxford: 93.7 FM
Memphis: 87.7 FM, 560 AM
Jackson, Miss.: 97.3 FM
Complete radio listings
WatchESPN (but blacked out in all 11 of the SEC states)
Rebelvision (audio only)(subscription required)