Andy Kennedy and Ole Miss basketball are 3-0 and on the road to Vegas to take on the Utah Utes in the MGM Resorts International Main Event tonight.
After taking the last two games against Eastern Kentucky and Georgia State Ole Miss basketball is in Las Vegas to take on the Utes of Utah. Andy Kennedy’s Rebels team has been on a roll and at 3-0 on the season so far we can be sure tonight’s game will be a good one.
Tonight’s game with Utah will be one of two games which will lead to the MGM Grand Main Event championship game which will be played on Wednesday night. The first game tonight will be between the Rice Owls and the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. The winners of tonight’s will play in the championship game while the losers will meet in the consolation game.
A Come From Behind Win
Ole Miss Rebels Basketball
Although the Rebels are 3-0 the game against Georgia State wasn’t an easy one. The Rebels had to dig from behind to defeat the Panthers Friday night at The Pavilion in Oxford.
Ole Miss trailed 44-36 at the half after only shooting 42 percent from the field. It took a strong second half and adjustments to the Panthers defense to make the comeback win.
Junior Terrance Davis led all Rebels scoring with a 24 point effort. Davis also had 6 rebounds, 3 blocked shots 1 assist and a steal. Markel Crawford finished with 15 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and a steal.
Center Dominik Olejniczak added 5 points with 2 rebounds,a block and an assist. Marcanvis Hyman contributed with 2 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, a block and a steal. When this group plays good defense there is a really good chance they can create turnovers and accelerate the offense. They’ll have to be on their toes tonight against a Utah team which is also 3-0 on the season thus far.
Tip-off for tonight’s match-up with Utah from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is set for 11:30pm CT. The game will be televised on AT&T Sportsnet. Hotty Toddy!