Ole Miss Basketball: Game 16 preview vs Vanderbilt

Jan 10, 2024; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels forward Jamarion Sharp (3) reacts after a
Jan 10, 2024; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels forward Jamarion Sharp (3) reacts after a / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss Basketball will be looking for back-to-back SEC wins as they take on Vanderbilt later today. Can the Rebels put in another dominant performance as they did against Florida?

Ole Miss are coming off a dominant win over Florida, taking down the Gators 103-85. The last time the Rebels hit triple figures in a win was back in the 2013/14 season against Mississippi Valley State.

The Rebels are back at the Pavilion after Wednesday's victory, looking for back-to-back wins against Vanderbilt today. The Commodores have struggled this season, sitting at 5-10, with two SEC losses from two.

Vanderbilt have lost six of their last seven games, with the latest a 77-69 loss to LSU. Similar to Ole Miss, Vandy have played plenty of close games. However, they have not been able to find the formula to get the victories.

Three-point shooting could be a huge factor in who takes the win today. Ole Miss are seventh in the nation when it comes to three-point shooting. Vanderbilt are shooting at under 30% success rate from three-point range. Alongside the Rebels being top 70 in three-point defense, the Commodores will need to be better to win this game.

Vanderbilt will need to find a way to slow down Jaemyn Brakefield, who is on a tear right now. Brakefield had 28 points on Wednesday, hitting 75% from the floor. Jamarion Sharpe also had a big night with nine blocks and two rebounds.

The key player for Vanderbilt is guard Ezra Manjon, who is averaging 16.7 points per game while shooting at a 48.3% success rate.

Last season, Vanderbilt took the win, beating the Rebels 74-71 in a scrappy game.

The only injury concern for either team is Commodores reserve guard Isaiah West being questionable.

Where/time to watch Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt today?

  • TV channel: SEC Network Start time: 12 p.m. CT
  • Streaming: Watch ESPN, Stream FuboTV

Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt betting odds

Odds courtesy of  as of BetMGM Saturday, Jan. 13

  • Spread: Ole Miss -10.5
  • Over/under: 144.5 points