Andy Kennedy has many loves in life: extra long suits, Norelco shavers, disorganized offensive basketball and two-for-one Jäger night at the Library. But there is one thing that the Ole Miss coach desires above all else; an infatuation so deep that he's willing to risk anything, including his job, to be close to it.
Andy Kennedy loves the bubble.
As such, his team managed to go from a projected 7-seed to a fringe 11 in the span of just 15 days, blowing a late lead and a chance to clinch its spot in the 2015 NCAA Tournament against South Carolina in Nashville on Thursday. So instead of kicking back and relaxing on Selection Sunday, the Rebs will be nervously sweating it out as the committee decides whether they deserve a spot after losing four of their last five games.
Despite the skid, bracketologists almost unanimously have Ole Miss among the last four in as an 11-seed. Joe Lunardi has the Rebs in a play-in game vs. Boise State for the rights to face SMU in Louisville. SB Nation and CBS Sports have them in a play-in games against Texas and BYU, respectively.
We'll find out soon enough whether those projections are on target or whether AK's unhealthy obsession with the bubble will leave Ole Miss once again leaning on the wall watching everyone else dance.
How to watch
When: 5 p.m. CT
Online: March Madness Live