Must win in Athens

Ole Miss (15-7, 5-4 SEC) plays at Georgia on Saturday. The Bulldogs are 10-12 (1-8 SEC) and losers of seven straight SEC games (yet somehow they beat Texas on Jan. 26).

Georgia doesn’t even play close, losing by an average margin of 16.5 points per game.

The Rebels, which have been teetering on the verge of collapse since a January 15 loss to LSU, losing five of their last seven, nearly lost to Texas A&M (another 1-8 SEC team) on Wednesday, but they didn’t. They won.

Ole Miss’ NCAA Tournament chances are still living off that 10-game winning streak and wins over Auburn and Mississippi State in early January.

Joe Lunardi has the Rebels as an 8 seed.

Ole Miss is still in this thing, but a loss to Georgia would probably be catastrophic.

Ole Miss just has to win in Athens.