Ole Miss basketball is coming off a huge win over the Florida Gators. Now they hit the road to College Station for the Tuesday night game against Texas A&M.
Ole Miss basketball (10-7, 3-2) has played well at home so far in this part of the SEC schedule. So far the Rebels are undefeated in The Pavilion during SEC play. They already had wins over South Carolina and Miss State before getting the 78-72 win this past Saturday. The Rebels problems have come on the road. They hit the road again Tuesday night to take on the TAMU Aggies.
Road games are never easy and College Station will not be an easy place to try to pick up a win. The Aggies are currently 0-5 in SEC play and really need to pick up a SEC win. Of course, a Ole Miss win would put the Rebels at 4-2 in the SEC and give them their first back to back wins in conference play. Of course, the Rebels hope to improve upon their 0-3 away record.
Scouting The Aggies
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Texas A&M (11-6, 0-5) have a good team. They began the season on a roll against some quality competition. Of course, they had wins over West Virginia, OK State, Penn State and USC. However, SEC play has been anything but good. The Aggies have lost five in a row and all five of their SEC games and two of those losses came in Reed Arena in College Station.
You can’t let the Aggie’s’ record fool you. Coach Billy Kennedy has a good team and despite issues which led Kennedy to suspending several players before Christmas the team is back together.
Of course, the Aggies have a roster which is very capable of playing consistently. Tyler Davis is the leading scorer on the team averaging 14.2 points per game. Davis also leads the Aggies in field goal percentage at 60.1%.
The Aggies also have DJ Hogg who shoots 45.3% from the three-point line. Hogg averages 13.9 points per game. The Aggies also have Robert Williams who averages 9.6 rebounds per game.
This is an Aggie team which is ready and waiting on their first SEC win and playing at home in the SEC is a positive for them to reach that goal. We can expect a tough TAMU team to take the court tonight against the Rebels.
What To Expect
This is the million dollar question from Andy Kennedy this season. With a gazillion different starting line-ups and game plans. However, I do believe we see the recipe for success from the Florida Gators game. Ole Miss had success going in the paint against Florida and produced a win.
Bruce Stevens is a distinct weapon in the paint with other great players around him. Naturally, we have to believe Andy Kennedy tries to build on his biggest win this season which takes the game into the key. Ole Miss can play down low with anybody but Andy Kennedy and the Rebels have to commit to that game. Of course, we don’t have to wait long to see what Andy Kennedy has up his sleeve on the road.
Ole Miss basketball is on the road to take on the Texas A&M Aggies at Reed Arena in College Station tonight. Tip-off is set for 8pm CT and will be televised on the SEC Network. Good luck to coach Andy Kennedy and the Rebels. Hotty Toddy!