A must win for both teams... one holding out hope for a NCAA at large bid and the other holding out hope the NIT comes calling.
Strange thing stuck out looking at Ole Miss' schedule... even though they're 6-7 in the SEC, none of their losses have been by more than 10 points. Obviously they are in it, but lack closing ability (sounds familiar). Heck, if I stretch that to non-conference games the only loss they had by more than 10 was to Villanova (by 12).
You know the scoring threats and how well we seem to guard the opposing guards so we'll need a defensive effort of the 1st half in Oxford to win this (and a non total collapse of the 2nd half).
- 45.7% FG
- 35.8% 3pt FG
- +1.7 rebound margin
- 79.1 PPG
- 67.7% FT
Prediction: It's a battle of 2 teams that have struggled to close out games and since there are no ties in CBB someone's got to win. When in doubt I usually go with the home team, but I'm thinking Ole Miss finds a way to win. Rebels by 4.
Game time is 2PM EST (1PM CST) on the ESPN2. If you can't get in front of a TV you probably can watch it on ESPN360.com.