OLE MISS REBELS 15-6 (6-2)
FEBRUARY 4, 2014 – 7:00 PM
RUPP ARENA – LEXINGTON, KY
TV – ESPN-U
KENTUCKY LEADS SERIES 100-13
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
1/29/2013: KENTUCKY 87 Ole Miss 74
2/18/2012: KENTUCKY 77 Ole Miss 62
3/11/2011: KENTUCKY 75 Ole Miss 66*
2/1/2011: Ole Miss 71 KENTUCKY 69
2/2/2010: KENTUCKY 85 Ole Miss 75
* SEC Tournament – NASHVILLE, TN
It is do or die tonight in Rupp Arena as Kentucky and Ole Miss battle for sole possession of second place in the SEC. While it’s not a “must win” game, this game is vital to staying in the SEC race as the loser can fall possibly three games behind first place Florida, who hosts Missouri at 9:00 PM tonight. Ole Miss lost three seniors from last years 25-7 team but find themselves right in the SEC race, thanks primarily to the enigmatic Marshall Henderson.
Just getting a win against Kentucky has been an event for the Rebels who are 2-14 in their last 16 games against UK and have lost their last seven games to Rupp Arena. The Rebels are a solid foe as they have am=n RPI around the mid fifties and if Kentucky wins this game, it’s another feather in their NCAA resume. Losing at Rupp can throw UK’s NCAA seeding into a free fall. And the Marshall Henderson factor is just another reason to watch.
With that said, let’s meet the
Black Bears … I mean Rebels. Didn’t they change their name like three years ago?