Well, the Ole Miss Rebels (6-3, 1-1 SEC) were scheduled to play the South Carolina Gamecocks today, but COVID-19 again reared it’s stupid dang head.
But, that slimy fuck Will Wade and the LSU Tigers (7-2, 2-1 SEC) have volunteered to jump in and play the good guys this evening. Ole Miss is coming off an impressive home victory over the Auburn Tigers where they were able to impose their will on defense, frustrating the Tigers with their ferocious man-to-man defense.
Offensively, it was a team effort with Khadim Sy hitting some threes, KJ Buffen doing his thing with a balanced effort on both ends of the floor, and Luis Rodriguez posterizing some poor soul and making Sportscenter’s Top 10.
This brings us to Saturday night’s contest against those dreaded Bayou Bengals who, begrudgingly, are really good once again. True freshman Cameron Thomas leads the way with his SEC-leading 24.8 points per game. Behind him is a trio of scorers that will test Kermit Davis’ stingy defense. Trendon Watford (17.4), Ja’Vonte Smart (15.3), and Darius Days (13.3) will all be a potential thorn in Ole Miss’ side tonight with their ability to stretch the floor and attack from different spots.
The Rebels nationally-ranked defense (60.2 points per game) will be tasked with slowing down the conference’s second-leading offense, but the Rebs will need a consistent effort on offense to stay in this one with the Tigers’ potent attack.
Line: Ole Miss -1.5
How to watch
Where: The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Miss.
When: 7:30pm CDT
Online streaming: WatchESPN