Coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball will be back in action Wednesday and hunting another win as they face the Auburn Tigers on the road.
Coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball (16-7, 6-4) will be looking for their third consecutive win this Wednesday as they travel to face the Auburn Tigers (16-7, 5-5) The Rebels are coming off a 80-64 SEC road blowout of Georgia in Athens this past Saturday. The Rebels need another win and Auburn is next on the list.
The Rebels defeated then ranked No.11 Auburn earlier this season in Oxford and look for a sweep over the Tigers in the 2018-2019 Ole Miss basketball season. Auburn enters the Wednesday night showdown coming off a 83-78 road loss at LSU. Auburn is a very well coached team and will be a tough road test for the Rebels. Of course, the Tigers have some very talented players who are depended upon to be play-makers.
Tigers Key Players
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Leading the Tigers in scoring is senior guard Bryce Brown who averages 16.7 points per game. Brown also averages 2.1 boards and 2.0 assists per game for Auburn. Junior center Austin Wiley leads in field-goal percentage hitting 58.5% of his shots. Wiley averages 9.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Wiley also leads the Tigers with 1.6 blocks per game.
Junior guard J’von McCormick leads the Tigers in 3-point field goal percentage hitting 55.6% of his shots from beyond the arc. The Auburn Tigers leading rebounder is sophomore forward Chuma Okeke who averages 6.7 boards per game. Okeke averages 10.6 points and 2.1 assists per game. Okeke also leads the Tigers in steals with 1.7 per game.
When you look at the key players which Bruce Pearl can be sure to perform you can see the similarities between the two teams. Besides their overall records the coaches and lineups are also very similar. Both teams have solid head coaches and also have sensational senior players who can score in bunches any night.
Right now, the Rebels have found their way back to the win column and on a two-game winning streak in the SEC. Coming off a huge blowout win plays into the Rebels hand although some big road wins can be trap games. When you figure in Auburn coming off a loss and this being a SEC road game them this won’t be easy for the Rebels.
Coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball has their hands full Wednesday night when they face the Auburn Tigers on the road. Tipoff from Auburn is set for 7:30pm CT and the game will be televised via the SEC Network. Good luck to coach Kerm and the Rebels! BEAT THE WEAGLES! Hotty Toddy!