Shifting gaze to Ole Miss hoops

With college football season finally over (bowl games, early signing day and defensive coordinator search aside), I suppose it’s time to shift my gaze to Ole Miss hoops.

I have been reluctant to do so this season, mainly because I feel like we’re destined for another one of those seasons where the Rebels look pretty decent during non-conference action and then mediocre to less than mediocre when SEC play begins.

But maybe the Rebels will surprise me and everyone else (Ole Miss was a popular preseason pick to finish last in the SEC) with a good season. Maybe Terence Davis will play like the future NBAer we thought he was two seasons ago. Maybe Kermit Davis is a real-life Norman Dale and he can take this group to heights not seen since the Marshall Henderson days.

I need something positive in my life.

Make this happen, Ole Miss Basketball.

The Rebels, 5-2 with losses to Butler and Cincinnati, play at Illinois State on Saturday (7pm, SEC+). Hopefully Ole Miss moves to 6-2 and fuels my expectations with a nice road win.