Coach Kermit Davis and No.20 Ole Miss basketball will be back in action Tuesday night as the Rebels travel to face Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
The 2018-2019 Ole Miss basketball (14-3, 4-1) season has been an exciting one thus far. Coach Kermit Davis and the Rebels have been a surprise for many Ole Miss basketball fans and for the national college basketball pundits. So far this Rebels hoops team has been fun to watch and with the talent which coach Davis has this could be a remarkable season.
Coach Davis and the Rebels will be back in action Tuesday night as they hit the road for a big game against the Alabama Crimson Tide (11-6. 2-3) in Tuscaloosa. The Rebels are coming off a 84-67 blowout win over Arkansas while the Tide is coming into the matchup off a 71-68 loss to the No.3 Tennessee Vols.
The Tide is a pretty good team and this won’t be an easy game for either team. The Rebels are obviously favored in the game but playing on the road in the SEC is never easy. Alabama will be looking to bounce back from their loss to the Vols and Tuscaloosa will be rocking Tuesday night. Let’s take a look at the Tide’s key players.
The Tides Key Players
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Coached by Avery Johnson the Tide is a very talented and well-coached team who have some huge wins under their belt. Currently Bama has non-SEC wins over Arizona and Penn State. Johnson and the Tide have done well in SEC play as well taking down No.13 Kentucky and Missouri.
Leading Bama in scoring is freshman guard Kira Lewis, Jr who averages 14.2 points per game. Lewis also averages 2.1 boards and 2.7 assists per game for the Tide. Senior forward Donta Hall is the team leader for field goal percentage hitting 62.3% of his shots. Hall also leads in boards and blocks with 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 swats per game.
The Tide’s assist leader is junior guard Dazon Ingram who averages 2.9 assists per game while also averaging 7.6 points and 2.4 boards per game. Ingram also leads the Tide in 3-point field goal percentage hitting 44.4% of his shots from beyond the arc. Sophomore guard Herbert Jones leads the Tide in steals with 0.9 per game. Jones also averages 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
As with any SEC road game the Crimson Tide will be a tough game for coach Kermit Davis and No.20 Ole Miss basketball. The Rebels looked much better against Arkansas and if they can control the speed of the game and force some poor shots by Alabama while minimizing their own mistake the Rebels can get their 5th SEC win of the season.
Tipoff for Tuesday nights game is set for 8pm CT from Tuscaloosa and the game will be televised via ESPNU. Good luck to coach Kermit Davis and the Rebels. BEAT BAMA! Hotty Toddy!