The Black Bear Rebels come into Tuscaloosa looking for their 20th win of the season and to improve their NCAAT status (only an epic collapse would leave them on the outside looking in). Meanwhile, we are looking to rebound from an AUful 2nd half in Nashville and creep one step closer to .500 in conference play.
Notes from Ole Miss
Before I get into Ole Miss, I hope we have a decent crowd tonight to send off Levi Randolph and Rodney Cooper (not to mention Dakota Slaughter who IMO should have been given more time on the court). Those 2 along with Trevor Lacey and Nick Jacobs were supposed to be the class that took us to the promise land... as you know only half of them are left. Also in that class was the great Moussa Gueye and Retin Obasohan.
Anyways, Stefan Moody and Jarvis Summers leads the way at 16.4 and 12.4 a game. LaDarius White also averages double figures scoring. On the boards the stats are shared as 4 Rebels average 4.8 a game or more.
Statistically, Ole Miss isn't that good... 43% FG and 34% from beyond the arc, but have a +3 rebounding margin and shoot an insane 77.5% from the charity stripe as a team. Stefan Moody is over 91% for the year.
The big difference between Ole Miss and Alabama is Ole Miss closes games as they are 10-7 (if my math is correct) in games decided by less than double digits. We are like 2 for eleventy billion.
Again, this is a game we can win. Ole Miss, despite the 10-6 conference record is not as good as they seem. Let's hope we can send the seniors out with a win tonight.
Note- I put this up without much of proofreading so if anything is off... sorry. Just wanted to put something together before the game as the day job will probably get in the way of me watching this one.