Ole Miss Basketball game 27 preview vs Alabama

Feb 24, 2024; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels guard Matthew Murrell (11) attempts a
Feb 24, 2024; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels guard Matthew Murrell (11) attempts a / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss Basketball are in action later today, hosting Alabama at the Pavilion. It's win-or-bust time for the Rebels and their NCAA Tournament chances.

With four games left in the regular season for Ole Miss Basketball, all of them look like they may need to be wins if they want to get to the NCAA Tournament in March. The Rebels haven't made March Madness since 2019, with the wait potentially continuing in head coach Chris Beard's first season.

First up in the four-game stretch is Alabama at the Pavilion. The Crimson Tide are sitting second in the Southeastern Conference, with the same 11-3 conference record as Tennessee. They are ranked #13 in the AP Top 25, looking to finish strong for a good seeding in the NCAA Tournament.

Bama are coming off a road loss to Kentucky, their third loss in conference play, with all three coming on the road. However, they have not lost to an unranked opponent in the SEC, something the Rebels will need to change tonight.

Despite the loss to Kentucky, Alabama put up 95 points with good performances from a handful of players. One of many things that make this Bama team fun to watch is point scoring, leading the nation in points per game with 91.1.

Senior guard Mark Sears leads the team in points per game by some margin. Sears is averaging 20.4 PPG, with the next best Aaron Estrada with 13.1. The points scored are spread around the team, with Ole Miss needing to worry about every opposing player on the floor.

The frequent scoring for the opposing team doesn't bode well for Ole Miss, allowing 72.2 points per game, ranking 160 in the nation. The Rebels don't usually get hammered each game. However, they give up 70+ more often than not while struggling to get past the 80-point mark in scoring.

Crimson Tide head coach Nate Oats is undefeated against the Rebels, winning on all four of his meetings. Can Chris Beard get an important win for Ole Miss against a talented Alabama team?

Where/time to watch Ole Miss vs Alabama Today?

  • TV channel: ESPN 2 Start time:  8:00 p.m. CT
  • Streaming: Watch ESPN, Stream FuboTV

Ole Miss vs South Carolina betting odds

Odds courtesy of  as of BetMGM Wednesday Feb. 28

  • Spread:  Ole Miss +5.5
  • Over/under: 166.5