Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Rebs Travel to T-Town

Ole Miss travels to Tuscaloosa tomorrow night to take on the Crimson Tide of Alabama. Ole Miss is coming off a poor performance at South Carolina and the Tide is coming off of a disappointing loss to in state rival Auburn last weekend. Both teams are in desperate need of a win.

Ole Miss(18-10,7-7) was playing very well just several weeks ago, has just about played its way out of the NCAA tournament. The Rebels would have to win out the rest of the season and probably have to advance to the finals of the SEC tourney to have any shot of making the Big Dance.

Alabama(19-9,6-8) is skating on thin ice with the selection committee. The Tide have struggled as of late and have lost to some teams they should not have. A win at home against Ole Miss and on the road against State gets them into the tournament in my opinion.

With only one week to go in the season, Ole Miss is still tied for the #1 spot in the SEC Western Division. A win against Alabama would be big for the confidence of this team as well as for the fans. I think they would need a win at Alabama also in order to make a run in the SEC tourney next week. This would give them the confidence to win on the road. Which they have only done once this season in the SEC.

Tip-off from Coleman Coliseum is set for 7:00.