Ole Miss punched a ticket to the Dance and then fell flat on its face as Oklahoma raced to a 12-0 lead and finished with a 95-72 win.
The Rebs were never in it.
I’m not sure what happened to this team late in the season, as the Rebs lost 6 of their last 8, but Ole Miss didn’t seem ready to play against Alabama and the same looked true against the Sooners.
A coach having to implore his team effort in a Round of 64 game is a bit baffling, but it is certainly what Kermit Davis is having to do. https://t.co/v6kIgw13T5
— Brian Scott Rippee (@bsrippee) March 22, 2019
Baffling how effort could be an issue in the NCAA Tournament, but whatevs…
Maybe the truth is this team over-achieved early in the season and never really belonged here anyway.
Good luck arguing that the Rebs did belong after this blowout.
Oklahoma was 7-11 in the Big 12. These weren’t the Duke Blue Devils. Though Ole Miss did make the Sooners look like a contender.
It’s over now.
Kermit Davis has promise as a coach. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do with another year or two to recruit.
If Breein Tyree sticks around he could have a really special senior season. Devontae Shuler could explode into a star, too. But they need help. Kermit needs to get out there and find some help down low. If successful, next year could be fun.