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Podcast Rebellion: Can Ole Miss complete the basketball school transformation on Saturday?

James Wiseman or no James Wiseman, Saturday is HUGE for Kermit Davis and this program.

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Saturday is a humongous opportunity for Ole Miss. Yes, the basketball team, the football team is on a bye. But, Kermit Davis and his bunch visit FedEx Forum to take on the No. 14-ranked Memphis Tigers and Penny Hardaway’s No. 1 recruiting class with a chance to not only shock the world but to add a bonafide top-50 NET win in November. Two things that would almost certainly announce the Rebels’ arrival in mainstream college basketball in 2019-2020.

Now, there’s an asterisk there with No. 1 overall player and projected No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NBA Draft James Wiseman and his eligibility. Will he play? Would Memphis risk it and play him in a big-time “rivalry” game?

We’ll find out this weekend.

Either way, Ole Miss has a chance this weekend to compete against a ranked opponent in a NBA arena with plenty of Memphis recruiting targets in attendance.

Oh, and there’s college football this weekend, too, we talk about that a bit.

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And also when you’re in the Velvet Ditch, be sure to take a quick trip to Wonderbird Spirits, North Mississippi’s first distillery. It’s an eight minute drive south of Oxford on Old Taylor Road and is the only spot in the Magnolia State for a true grain-to-glass gin experience. And don’t forget to follow them on Instagram!

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