Ole Miss returns home after losing consecutive games on the road by a total of only six points. The Rebels are 10-9 on the season but had a Breein Tyree game-winner not rattled around the rim in College Station, the entire tone of the season is different.
Alabama (13-6) enters the game on a four game wining streak and a 5-2 conference record. However, looks can be deceiving as both losses for the Tide came on the road. Avery Johnson’s team has played their last two games without all-everything guard Collin Sexton but that didn’t seem to bother them in beating in-state rival Auburn a week ago and Mississippi State last Saturday.
Sexton’s injury isn’t thought to be long-term but his status tonight is a game time decision. After the run of bad luck last week for the Rebels, don’t be surprised to see Sexton give it a go tonight.
KenPom.com projects the Rebels to grab a 76-75 win, but they’ll have to find a way around Alabama’s athleticism inside. Donta Hall averages over a block a game and the Tide as a team rank 7th nationally in block rate. Bruce Stevens, who is averaging 17 points per game over his last four, will face maybe his stiffest test all year on the interior against Avery Johnson’s bunch.
If Terence Davis can score like he did in Fayetteville on Saturday, the Rebs will like their chances to stay unbeaten in Oxford in SEC play.
As always, here is your advanced box score:
How to watch:
When: 7:30 p.m. CT
Where: Oxford, Miss.
TV: SEC Network
Online streaming: WatchESPN