Coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball have been charging thru the SEC so far and the competition doesn’t get any easier for the Rebels.
So far coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball (13-2, 3-0) have proven they can compete and win within the SEC. The AP No.18 Rebels have won all three of their SEC games with 2 of those wins coming on the road at Vandy in the SEC opener and then this past Saturday they took down No.14 Miss State in Starkville. Ole Miss also has a home SEC win over No.11 Auburn last week.
Tuesday night coach Kermit Davis and the Rebels get another tough midweek test as the LSU Tigers (12-3, 2-0) come into The Pavilion with their own impressive resume. The Tigers are undefeated in SEC play with their latest victory coming in a 94-88 overtime decision on the road at Arkansas. LSU is another classic example of just how solid the SEC is this season and they have the talent to go far. We take a quick look at some of the Tigers key players.
LSU Tigers Key Players
Ole Miss Rebels
Coached by Will Wade the LSU Tigers are a very well coached and talented team with their own share of stars. Junior guard Skylar Mayes leads the Tigers in scoring averaging 13.3 points per game while also averaging 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
Freshman forward Emmitt Williams leads LSU in field goal percentage, 3-point field goal percentage and rebounds. Williams makes 68.2% from the field while hitting 50% of his shots from beyond the arc. Williams averages 8.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
Sophomore guard Tremont Waters leads the Tigers in assists and steals averaging 6.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game. Waters also averages 13.2 points and 2.6 boards per game. Senior forward Kavell Bigby-Williams leads LSU in blocked shots averaging 2.1 per game while scoring 6.8 points and 4.7 boards per game.
This will be another tough SEC test for the Rebels but at this point all the SEC matchups will be a challenge. So far we’ve seen coach Kermit Davis utilize his hot shooters to control games and we’ve seen three different leading scorers in all three of the Rebels SEC wins. The Rebels can win this game but they have to minimize turnovers and bad shots in order to do it.
If the Rebels can control the ball they will control the flow of the game and it’s obvious that is exactly what Kermit Davis expects from this team. One statistic which bodes well for the Rebels is the fact they are currently 7-0 at home in The Pavilion. With the support of a rowdy Rebels crowd the Rebels should come out with another huge SEC win.
Tuesday night coach Kermit Davis and the No.18 Rebels host the LSU Tigers. Tipoff from The Pavilion in Oxford is set for 8pm CT and the game will be televised via the SEC Network. Good luck to coach Kerm and the Rebels! BEAT LSU! Hotty Toddy!