There’s always that fear after a loss that it will snowball, and that all the good from that 10-game winning streak and 4-0 SEC start will get erased.
Ole Miss put those fears to rest on Saturday, beating Arkansas 84-67 and improving to 14-3 (4-1 SEC). In so doing, the Rebels likely maintained their Top 25 status, NCAA Tournament-worthy NET ranking (28th as of Jan. 18) and Bracketologist love.
“Coming off a loss, you never want two in a row,” Breein Tyree said. “We had a bad taste in our mouths from LSU, we knew we could have played better, and we wanted to come out and show the fans that we’re still here and still a high-level team.”
Tyree (22 pts) and Terence Davis (18 pts) combined for nearly half of the Rebels’ points. When those two are both “on” at the same time not many teams will stand a chance.
Dominik Olejniczak scored a season-high 13 points. The giant’s confidence seems to be growing. He could be a real factor for Ole Miss as this season progresses.
Ole Miss travels to Alabama (11-6, 2-3 SEC) on Tuesday. Don’t let the Crimson Tide’s record fool you, they put quite a scare into the normally dominant Tennessee Vols on Saturday. The Rebels will be tested in Tuscaloosa.
But for now, it’s hard not to feel good about the Ole Miss Rebels.