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Rebels and Aggies Rematch Tonight

Rebels and Aggies square off in the Tad Pad.

By: Adam Brown, Sports Editor of Hottytoddy.com

adam.brown@hottytoddy.com

Photo by Seph Anderson
Photo by Seph Anderson

The Ole Miss Rebels welcome the Texas A&M Aggies to Oxford tonight in  an SEC conference rematch of the game played in College Station, Texas on Feb. 13.

Ole Miss (20-7, 9-5 SEC) is coming into the game after a thirty point, 88-58 win on Saturday  against Auburn. Junior Marshall Henderson led the team in scoring against the Tigers with a total of 28 points.  He also matched the school’s record of three-pointers made in a game with eight.

Henderson leads the SEC in scoring, averaging 19.7 points per game. He also ranks fourth in the nation in three-pointers made with an average of 3.9 a game.

Texas A&M (16-11, 6-8 SEC) looks to rebound and finish the season strong after splitting two games last week. They chalked up a win at Auburn before losing to Tennessee at home in a game that went into four overtimes.

The last time the Rebels and the Aggies met back on February 13, the Rebels lost a 69-67 heartbreaker.  Aggie senior Elston Turner helped propel his team to a win with a career high seven three-pointers and 37 points in the game.  Turner is the son of former Ole Miss guard Elston Turner senior, who played here from 1977-1981.

The Rebels have an overall record of 14-1 at the Tad Smith Coliseum, and are 5-1 at home in the SEC with the lone loss coming from the Kentucky Wildcats.

Ole Miss and Texas A&M are meeting for only the third time, with the Aggies winning the first two meetings.  Tonight’s game will mark the Aggies first trip into Oxford.

Fans can watch the action between the Rebels and the Aggies on CSS with tipoff set for 8 p.m.

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