Saturday, February 04, 2012

Know your enemy- Ole Miss Black Bear Rebels

They really should've gone with the Mr Clean logo.

Here's the writeup from their official site on the game tonight.

Season stats

Ole Miss comes in tied for 4th with a 4-3 SEC mark. They should be 6-1 if it wasn't for the momentous choke job vs Florida and another choke-fest at Auburn. Like us, they won at UGA and got pwned at Dayton.Like us, they have issues scoring, but play hellacious defense so I'd be surprised if this game gets out of the 60s. Unlike us, they really go only 7 deep on most nights.

Terrence Henry (in what seems like his 9th yr there) leads the Black Bears in scoring with 12.1 PPG. Him and JaMychal should see plenty of each other in the post although Henry seems to be more content this year facing the basket. Jarvis Summers is a nice PG that also puts in 10PPG with a team best .385 from the 3pt line. Murphy Holloway leads the team in boards and is 2nd in scoring... he's going to cause problems inside. Nick Williams also averages double digit scoring... he is a Indiana transfer that played his HS ball in Mobile.

Projected Ole Miss starting lineup (based on last 2 games):
Henry,Terrance
Buckner,Reginald
Holloway,Murphy
Williams,Nick
Summers,Jarvis

The numbers:
- 66.1 PPG
- .429 FG
- .287 3pt FG
- .600 FT
- +5.4 rebound margin

Prediction: 2 teams in similar positions regarding the NCAA Tournament... both need this game, but we need it more. With rumors of Tony Mitchell being suspended (hasn't practiced all week read from what I've read) we are really going to need the freshman to step up. At this point I call them sophomores as they have 20+ games under their belt so they should be ready for this. I suspect Lacey brings it with a stellar game. Bama by 5.

Game time is 8PM EST (7PM CST) on ESPN2.

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