The Southeastern Conference released the SEC schedules for the 2018-19 season and Ole Miss basketball now has their entire regular season schedule.
Friday the Southeastern Conference offices released the SEC schedule for the 2018-19 Ole Miss basketball season. It may have just been the release of the 2018-19 SEC basketball schedule to some basketball fans but for Ole Miss basketball fans it was just one more step closer to the true beginning of the coach Kermit Davis era of the Ole Miss program. After the 2017-18 season we all need something a little better to look forward to.
Friday also allowed coach Kermit Davis to see their complete 2018-19 season schedule and to size up the Rebels competition. After ending the 2018-19 seasons non-conference portion of the schedule the Rebels will begin SEC play Jan 5, 2019. As we all know the SEC has become a very strong basketball conference and it is a very tough league to win in on a consistent basis. Looking at the Rebels SEC schedule presents some tough matchups.
Breaking It Down
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Ole Miss begins on the road Jan 5 at Vandy before returning home to face Auburn on Jan 9. Ole Miss will then be in Starkville Jan 12 to take on Miss State. The Rebels will be back in The Pavilion Jan 15 when they host LSU. The Rebels stay in Oxford as they Arkansas on Jan 19 and then go on the road Jan 22 to face Alabama. Ole Miss basketball then returns to Oxford Jan 26 as they host Iowa State in the Big12/SEC Challenge.
The Rebels are then back on the road Jan 30 to face Florida before returning to Oxford Feb 2 as they host Miss State. The Rebels will remain home hosting Texas A&M Feb 6. Ole Miss travels again Feb 9 as they face Georgia and stay on the road to face Auburn Feb 13. The Rebels return to Oxford Feb 16 when they host Missouri and then hit the road again Feb 19 to face South Carolina.
The Rebels then come back to Oxford Feb 23 to host Georgia and Tennessee Feb 27. Ole Miss will be back on the road to face Arkansas March 2 but will be back in Oxford March 5 as the Rebels host Kentucky. The Rebels will then finish up the 2018-19 season on the road as they face Missouri March 9. You can visit the entire 2018-19 Ole Miss basketball schedule here.
Right now we can look at the schedule and only dare to make predictions. However this Ole Miss basketball team is much better now at this point than they were just a short year ago. After a tumultuous 2017-18 season we are optimistic, even though cautiously, about the upcoming season for Rebels hoops. Coach Kermit Davis has done a terrific job of gathering together the returning starters from last season and adding new very talented players with an outstanding job of recruiting.
While Ole Miss basketball may indeed face some ‘growing pains’ in the 2018-19 season the future may be bright sooner than later. Of course, we have to wait and see but the Rebels recently returned from a Canada Tour where they finished 3-1 against four very good Canadian basketball programs. Hopefully the wins will carry over to the regular season which begins in Oxford Nov 10, 2018 as the Rebels host Western Michigan. Hotty Toddy!