Despite injuries to the two best players on the team at some of the worst possible times and an influx of new faces, Andy Kennedy and the Ole Miss Rebels still finished with a solid record of 20-11 and 10-8 in the Southeastern Conference. Now as the seven seed in the tournament in Nashville that starts on Thursday, the Rebs will take on Alabama in hopes of keeping their season alive.
After blowing the doors off of Tennessee to conclude the regular season, Ole Miss has built up some momentum heading into Thursday's match up with the Tide. Stefan Moody has been the catalyst all season long averaging 23.1 points per game and it looks like Sebastian Saiz is starting to look like his old self again after he dropped 23 and 11 on Tennessee's dome. Andy Kennedy will need Moody and Sebas and then some to make it past the Bammers and eventually Kentucky in the second round. Tomasz Gielo has been shooting much better of late and Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey has shown the ability to be a scrappy on-ball defender. With some help from Rasheed Brooks, they could make some noise. Maybe.
The fellas talked a lot of hoops and then squeezed in some baseball at the end. You also get a brief behind the scenes look at Lohmar's career at Ole Miss as a cross country star. Here are some of the questions they tried to answer.
- Can Stefan Moody carry this team to Saturday?
- Will a fourth scorer emerge in time to make a run?
- What is the recipe to beating Kentucky?
- Is this Ole Miss baseball team for real or is it still too early?
- What has been the adjustment to help them hit better with RISP?
- Have you googled "Jim Lohmar shirtless" yet?