Two teams are meeting on the floor in Oxford, Miss. today. One is coming off a shellacking of a rival on the road in Ole Miss. The Rebels (7-6, 2-4 SEC) absolutely suffocated the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday, showing what most sort of expected out of this group all year, and running away with it, 64-46.
The other team, Texas A&M (7-5, 2-4 SEC), is searching for just its second win in 17 days. The Aggies and Buzz Williams squeezed a road win in Starkville of their own in between losses to South Carolina, Tennessee, and Missouri. To make matters worse, their matchup on Wednesday against Vanderbilt was postponed due to COVID-19.
Now, they travel to Oxford to try and defeat OUR Rebs on PROVINE POSSE THROWBACK NIGHT???
I’d like to say “no chance” with confidence, but as you know, the Rebels have been up-and-down this season. Kermit Davis’ bunch snapped a three-game losing streak on Tuesday and are looking to gain some momentum down the homestretch and they are really, really pressing to improve their current 66th NET ranking.
The Aggies’ Emanuel Miller and Quenton Jackson will certainly do their best to not let that happen, but the 1-3-1 zone and half-court man-to-man has been Mr. Reliable for Ole Miss. Something’s gotta give, right?
Devontae Shuler, Romello White, Jarkel Joiner, KJ Buffen, and Luis Rodriguez all played well last time out. Here’s to hoping they can put it together one more again on Throwback Day for the Posse.
And Kermit, if you’re reading this, have the players come down onto the floor through the crowd. Now, THAT’S throwback.
Line: Ole Miss -7.5
How to watch
Where: The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Miss.
When: 2:30pm CDT
TV: SEC Network
Online streaming: WatchESPN