Ole Miss is 13-2 (3-0 SEC), hasn’t lost a game since November 24 and has the country’s attention after consecutive wins over Top 15 opponents, garnering a No. 18 ranking and a lot of praise from the college basketball press.
And so the scene is set for an 8pm showdown against LSU (12-3, 2-0).
Anybody that’s watched the Rebels play recently can plainly see that their shot-selection has improved markedly since last year. I was amazed by the way the ball was passed around the floor against Auburn and Mississippi State.
They are shooting 49.9 percent from the field, 38.2 percent from 3-point range and 76.1 percent at the foul line. They’re averaging 79.8 points per game and have logged assists on more than 57 percent of their buckets.
Ole Miss entered the week ranked 15th nationally in field goal percentage and 20th nationally in free throw percentage. It also ranked in the top 50 in 3-point percentage and assists. Its top three scorers are all hitting between 40 and 42 percent from 3-point range, led by Breein Tyree, who averages 17.5 points per game.
Here’s hoping this keeps up tonight in front of a sold out and loud Ole Miss crowd.