Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Rebs Back In the Win Column

Ole Miss added another win to it's record this year as they defeated the University of Georgia 67-49 Wednesday night. This win moves the Rebels to 18-9, 7-6 in the SEC. The Rebels led and pretty much dominated for most of the game. The Bulldogs had a nine minute drought of scoring a field goal in the second half, which contributed to the Rebels lead.

For Ole Miss Clarence Sanders continued to dominate scoring for the Rebels as he contributed 21 points in the second half. Sanders has inched closer to the season record for the most three point baskets in the season. As for the rest of the Rebels, Dwayne Curtis had 14 followed by Bam Doyne who contributed 12 points. A big key to the game was the contribution of Jermey Parnell who pitched in 11 points for Ole Miss. This was definitely Parnell's biggest game of the year, and it was good to see him contribute with some scoring for once.

This game was big for the Rebels, as they continued to protect their home court advantage. It was also big, because Georgia had been talked about as a bubble team for the NCAA tourney ahead of Ole Miss, with this win hopefully it will put Ole Miss ahead of UGA. The key now to improve the NCAA resume is to get a win on the road. That is a big point the Rebels are missing on their scorecard to get in the tourney.

Ole Miss next two games are on the road, as they travel to South Carolina and Alabama. People are saying the win at South Carolina should be easy, but it will be easy by no means. This team is very talented in my opinion. They have one of the better players in the nation with Tre Kelly he can light it up from all over and can win a game for the Gamecocks by himself. USC is coming off a road loss to Florida on Wednesday night. We will take a deeper look at Bama after the USC game, but the Tide did lose tonight to Tennessee in overtime.

So with one more game under our belt, the SEC race is still neck and neck. MSU and Ole Miss are tied for first place in the west followed by Alabama who is one game back and in sole possession of second place in the west. While you are taught to take one game at a time. You can not help to take a look at how the tiebreaker works. You will see in the post below the rules.

As I state one game at a time and the next game is South Carolina which will be a 6:00 tipoff from Columbia, SC that will be broadcast on FoxSportsSouth at 6:00.