Ole Miss can still hit the cover off the baseball. Home runs by Grae Kessinger and Cole Zabowski led the Rebels to a 6-4 win over Tulane on Friday night.
- All-American closer Parker Caracci picked up his first save of the season.
- Six different Rebels have homers in just four games.
- Ole Miss improved to 3-1 after handing the Green Wave (5-1) its first loss. Game 2 is Saturday at 1pm.
- Zack Phillips did a little better this time, allowing four runs over 4.1 innings. The Ole Miss bullpen locked it down after that.
8:30 am: Ole Miss Basketball tips off against Georgia at 2:30pm (SEC Network). The Rebs are favored and they just need to take care of business. The Bulldogs (10-16, 1-12 SEC) own just one conference win on the season. A loss would be nothing short of a big fat black eye, while a win pushes Ole Miss to 19-8 and close to that always important 20-win mark with four more games to go.
8:34 am: Breein Tyree scored 31 points when Ole Miss beat Georgia in Athens two weeks ago. At 35.0 ppg, Tyree and Terence Davis continue to be the highest scoring duo in the SEC.
8:41 am: Ole Miss shot just 21 percent from 3-point range in a 79-64 loss at South Carolina on Tuesday. Tyree and Davis were a combined 2-for-12 behind the arc. The Rebels need to get that straightened out today.
8:46 am: The Rebels are projected as a 7 (CBS) , 8 (ESPN) and 9 (Katz) seed in the three major NCAA Tournament bracket predictions. A loss to Georgia would do damage.
8:48 am: Ole Miss hasn’t swept Georgia in a season series since 1989.
8:55 am: Chase Parham offers some good analysis on Zack Phillips’ progression through two starts, including his 4.1 inning effort last night. He’s got to get better.
12:15 pm: Here’s the stats link for the Ole Miss-Georgia game.
1:38 pm: LSU vs Tennessee was a great game. LSU won in overtime 82-80, but it could have gone either way. I could see both teams going far in the NCAA Tournament. The SEC is so stacked. The Vols, Tigers and Kentucky are really elevating the conference right now.