Ole Miss Basketball: Game 17 preview vs LSU

Jan 13, 2024; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels forward Moussa Cisse (33) reacts with
Jan 13, 2024; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels forward Moussa Cisse (33) reacts with / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

After back-to-back SEC victories on home court, Ole Miss are back on the road Wednesday. The Rebels will be in Baton Rouge to take on LSU.

It's the second road game of the SEC schedule on Wednesday for Ole Miss. The first didn't work out too well, losing to Tennessee in Knoxville, 90-64. However, the Rebs have strung back-to-back home wins against Florida and Vanderbilt and have looked good in the victories.

LSU sit at 10-6 with the same 2-1 conference record as the Rebels. The Tigers started conference play with wins over Texas A&M and Vanderbilt before losing by 15 points to Auburn. A late 21-2 run made the score look more respectable for LSU.

The Tigers rank 18th in the country in steals, averaging 9.8 per game. Ole Miss are not too far behind, averaging 8.8 per game, putting them 31st in the country. The Tigers also rank high in forced turnovers, with 15.2 per game. However, the Rebels are very good at looking after the ball, with a turnover percentage of just 14.7%.

Ole Miss are going to face a physical battle in Baton Rouge, with Matt McMahon's team looking to win the turnover battle to help towards the victory.

Two players Ole Miss will need to slow down are Jordan Wright and Jalen Cook. Both players are averaging above 15 points per game.

One player who will be returning to his old team is Brandon Murray. Murray played at LSU in his freshman season, winning ALL-SEC Freshman Team honours.

Once again, Ole Miss's three-point shooting may be the difference. If they keep on pace with that, without gifting turnovers, the Rebels could have their third SEC win.

Where/time to watch Ole Miss @ LSU today?

  • TV channel: SEC Network Start time: 6 p.m. CT
  • Streaming: Watch ESPN, Stream FuboTV

Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt betting odds

Odds courtesy of  as of BetMGM Tuesday Jan. 16

  • Spread:  Ole Miss +2.5
  • Over/under: 150.5