Thursday, February 01, 2007

Rebs Take Show on the Road

The 14-8 Ole Miss basketball takes it's show on the road this weekend as they travel to Auburn to take on the 14-9 Auburn Tigers. Both of these teams are coming off wins in mid week games. The Tigers are atop the SEC West in a very tight race in which there is a two game difference between first and last place. The Tigers have surprised alot of team's this season and coach Jeff Lebo really has turned this team around.

To be honest, going into the season, I had already circled this game as a win in Ole Miss's favor. A couple of weeks ago, I erased that circle when I realized that Auburn was going to be a legit player this year. Both of these teams appear to be much better than they were a year ago this time.

Some interesting facts about this Auburn series I will throw at you:

- Ole Miss has only won 9 times at Auburn 113 game series
- As many of you know Ole Miss center Dwayne Curtis transferred from Auburn after his freshman year, after Cliff Ellis was fired as head coach at Auburn(by the way I really liked Cliff Ellis)
- Something many of you may not know, Ole Miss forward Kenny Williams signed with Auburn out of high school to play tight end for Tubby's football team

If my memory serves me correctly, the last road win the Rebels had was in the State of Alabama, but at rival school Alabama the opening of SEC play last year. A road win would build alot of confidence for this team, who lost alot in a road loss at St. Louis earlier this year. To be a true player and make a run for a title a team has to find a way to win on the road. This is going to be a tough tests for the Rebels. Unfortunately this game is not on tv and tip-off is 1:00.