Ole Miss and Mizzou complete their home-and-home series this year in Oxford, and with three games remaining in the regular season, Andy Kennedy needs three more wins to clinch a 20-W effort. That would be his ninth such showing in his time in Oxford.
AK will get a pretty decent shot at 18 on the year against a Missouri club that’s played atrocious basketball this season. The Columbia Tigers are currently on a three-game skid and have lost four of their last five. They somehow overcame Arkansas a couple weeks ago, after getting thoroughly blown out by Florida, 93-54. Mizzou weathered a 13 GAME LOSING STREAK from Dec. 10 to Feb. 2 after starting the season respectably at 5-3. Mercy.
With just 68.7 points per game Kim Anderson’s club is dead last in the SEC in scoring. They defend much better than that, allowing 71.7 points per game — sixth in the conference. Nationally, the Tigers rank No. 265 in KenPom’s adjusted scoring rate but No. 69 in adjusted defense.
The first meeting between these teams this year, you may recall, was uncomfortably close for Ole Miss, who could only eek out a 75-71 win in Columbia. The Rebs have gone 5-5 since then, where Mizzou has gone 2-7. Hopefully the Basketbears can make a stronger statement on their home floor Saturday.
How to watch:
Where: Oxford, Miss.
When: 2:30 p.m. CT
TV: SEC Network
Online Streaming: WatchESPN