The Ole Miss Rebel basketball team will put it’s 3-0 record on the line at 6:30pm in Oxford against the Seattle Redhawks on Tuesday night at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
Seattle (2-3) and the Rebels have never played each other before, so we’ve got no historical references to make in this contest. I do think it would be a great marketing ploy by Seattle to change their mascot to the SuperSonics though and wear throwback Shawn Kemp jerseys. Just let that one bounce around in the old head there, Seattle athletics director.
Ole Miss will have “Batman Night” tonight and give out capes to its first 500 fans. I’m hopeful the best Batman, Val Kilmer, will also make an appearance — that’s a joke clearly the best Batman is
George Clooney Will Arnett as Lego Batman.
Duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh, BATMAN‼️— Batman (@OleMissMBB) November 18, 2019
Join us in The Pavilion tomorrow night for Batman Night! Get your tickets NOW!
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The Rebels are led by Devontae Shuler, Breein Tyree, and KJ Buffen offensively who are combining for more than 45 points per game. Defensively, Ole Miss is only allowing 52 points per game, so statistically things look pretty fantastic for this team.
I don’t want to go as far to say this is another tune-up game for the Rebels as I think this will most likely be a better test than the previous three games, or it will be similar to the Norfolk State level of difficulty. Either way, if you’ve been following the team this year, you’re most likely looking ahead to the first away game of the year against Memphis in FedEx Forum on Saturday at 12pm.
There is a chance forward Blake Hinson will be back on the court this week after battling a blood disorder. It is good news for a team that is already trending in the right direction this season, and tonight might be the right time to see where Hinson is physically as non-conference play continues.
Seattle is led by Terrell Brown and Myles Carter at 22.6 and 15 points per game respectively, but they also chip in eight rebounds per game each as well. Ole Miss will certainly have to try and keep these two in check, or just let them get theirs and lock down whoever else is on the court for the Redhawks.
One fun note for tonight’s game: if Tyree scores 26 points, he’ll pass B.L. “Country” Graham for 25th overall on the all-time Ole Miss career scoring list. Tyree most recently passed big man Dwayne Curtis to become 26th overall in career scoring.
Line: Ole Miss -17.5
How to watch
Where: The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Miss.
When: 6:30pm CST
Online streaming: WatchESPN