Aided by a handful of impressive, if not whiplash-inducing, second-half comebacks, Ole Miss basketball is enjoying a 4-1 run since last month’s heartbreaking loss to Baylor. But for a head-scratching bungle in Knoxville, that could be five straight.
In any case, the Rebs’ run here in the late stages of the season has zoomed them up KenPom’s board, where they now sit at No. 67 with a punching chance at back-dooring themselves into the field of 68 (for whatever it’s worth, SB Nation’s Chris Dobbertean right now doesn’t think that’s likely).
With Arkansas next on their plate — No. 41 for Pomeroy — the Rebs get the Hogs fresh after they took down mighty South Carolina last Wednesday in Columbia, 83-76. They whipped LSU before that, but dropped back-to-back losses to Vanderbilt and Missouri before even that. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas this season, they ground out an eight-game win streak that included wins over Texas and 2016 NCAA Tournament darlings Stephen F. Austin. At 19-7 (8-5 SEC), these RazorPigs are a nasty bunch right now.
It’s nearly Big Dance time, y’all.
How to watch:
Where: Fayetteville, Ark.
When: 5 p.m. CT
TV: SEC Network
Online Streaming: WatchESPN