Ole Miss tips off against Missouri on Saturday, and the Tigers are currently 0-5 in SEC play. The Rebs should handle business in Columbia against the conference’s 12th-ranked scoring team, but as this season has demonstrated, certainties are essentially nil when it comes to Andy Kennedy’s men.
AK said this week that senior guard Rasheed Brooks will convalesce in Oxford over the weekend following his seizure episode during Tuesday’s comeback win over Tennessee. Deandre Burnett remains day-to-day with a high ankle sprain, so he’ll travel with the team but whether he’ll play is anyone’s guess. If he doesn’t, Kennedy is staring down an SEC opponent with just seven scholarship players available.
Ole Miss’ defense got things done in the win over Tennessee, and the Basketbears have to be champing at the bit to play against one of the country’s worst shooting teams. With a 39 percent field goal rate, Missouri’s the 340th-ranked shooting team in the country — out of 351. Ole Miss held Tennessee to just 17 points over the final 15 minutes of play on Tuesday, and certainly a kindred effort at Mizzou will go a way towards notching the season’s 12th win.
How to watch:
Where: Columbia, Mo.
When: 2:30 p.m. CT
TV: SEC Network
Online Streaming: WatchESPN/SEC Network+