Ole Miss Basketball: Winter weather forces schedule changes

Ole Miss basketball and Ole Miss baseball have seen their schedules affected by the massive ice and snowstorms which hit the Southern United States.

Like the rest of the nation, Ole Miss basketball and Ole Miss baseball weren’t expecting the winter weather that struck the Southern United States earlier this week to be as severe as it has been. The damage done by the severe winter weather is far worse than anything that was forecast by local meteorologists. Of course, there may be more to come.

Naturally, those of us who live in the South were taken by surprise and many were unprepared for what the winter storm dished out. Millions of people throughout the South were left without power and water. All of this amid below-freezing temperatures. All sports, in general, pale in comparison to what people have had to go through in the past few days. However, sports give us a break from the reality of what nature can do. Of course, severe weather can and does affect sports.

Ole Miss Basketball

Monday it was announced by the SEC officials in Birmingham that a number of SEC teams would have games rescheduled as a result of the severe winter weather. With the severity of the storm and its impact on travel, it was expected that SEC and Ole Miss officials would lookout for the best interests of the players, coaches, fans, and others involved in the games.

Ole Miss basketball (12-8, 7-6), who is currently rocking a four-game win streak was supposed to host the LSU Tigers (13-6, 8-4) Wednesday night at The Pavilion in Oxford. It was announced Monday that the game would be rescheduled for Thursday afternoon instead. Tipoff from The Pavilion is now set for 4 pm CT and the game will be televised via the SEC Network.

Ole Miss women’s basketball (9-7, 3-7) who had their Pink Out game against instate rival No.24 Miss State postponed because of the severe weather is scheduled to travel to face No.18 Arkansas (15-7, 5-6) Thursday night. Tipoff is set for 7:00 pm CT. The game will not be televised but can be heard on SEC Network+ RADIO 105.1 FM. At this point, no changes have been made to their scheduled game.

Ole Miss Baseball

Ole Miss baseball fans have been ready for Ole Miss baseball and looking forward to seeing the Rebels back on the diamond after the 2020 season was cut short because of Covid-19. The No.5 ranked Rebels were scheduled to open the 2021 season on February 19 in Arlington, Texas at the State Farm College Baseball Showdown.

Tuesday hosts Texas Rangers announced the Rebels’ opening game would be delayed 24 hours because of the severe winter weather. First pitch from Globe Life Field between the Rebels and No.10 TCU will instead be Saturday at 3:00 pm CT. The game can be seen via Flobaseball.tv and a subscription is required.

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