Tonight, we’ll get our first televised glimpse at a load of new players as The Arkansas State Red Wolves travel to Oxford. Story lines abound in this one.
Obviously Breein Tyree and Devontae Shuler are the starting guards, but how do things shake out behind them in this one? Austin Crowley and Franco Miller were thought to be the primary backups for much of the summer, but does Bryce Williams’ impact offensively in the exhibition game change that at all?
At wing, Luis Rodriguez was proclaimed a starter before the exhibition, but in that game he was the only Rebel not to record a rebound. Afterwards, Kermit Davis said Rodriguez likely wouldn’t start if that trend continued into this week’s practices. Does Rodriguez get back in the swing of things and regain that starting role?
Lastly, while K.J. Buffen has a lock on the power forward spot, who wins the playing time battle at the five? Khadim Sy, Carlos Curry, and Sammy Hunter will all be competing to see who can distance himself from the pack and earn starting level minutes.
How to watch
Where: The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Miss.
When: 6:00pm CST
TV: SEC Network
Online streaming: WatchESPN