Saturday, October 1, 2022

Ole Miss Looks to Continue Intense Road Play in Athens

Tuesday night, the Ole Miss Rebels look to continue the intensity of play against the Georgia Bulldogs in Stegeman Coliseum. Both teams look to get above the .500 mark in the conference with a win. Tip off is set for 6 p.m. CST on SEC Network.

Photo courtesy Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics
Photo courtesy Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss (11-6, 2-2 SEC) is coming into this matchup after their first true road win after knocking of No. 19 Arkansas 96-82 on Saturday. Ole Miss was able to go into Bud Walton Arena and put up the second-most points scored by an opponent, which was the Razorbacks’ first home loss since a 75-71 defeat to Missouri last season.

The Rebels had five players score double-figures in the decisive victory led by Stefan Moody with 18. Jarvis Summers recorded 17, Sebastian Saiz had 12, Ladarius White with 10 and Dwight Coleby finished the night with 12 points. Coleby posted his first career double-double in a Rebel uniform with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Going into Athens with a 2-2 mark in the conference, the Rebels find themselves with an RPI at No. 44 according to the latest Ratings Percentage Index released by the NCAA.

Georgia got back to a .500 mark at 2-2 in league play after knocking off Florida 73-61 in Athens on Saturday. The Bulldogs have four players averaging double figures in scoring this season, led by senior Marcus Thorton who is averaging 13.9 points per game. Junior Kenny Gaines is right behind him with 12.4 a game, and he has also drained 28 3-pointers thus far on the season and is shooting a 57.1 precent for behind the arc.

When the ball is tipped to start the game, it will be the 110 meeting between the two schools as the Bulldogs hold a 68-41 advantage over the Rebels. In the last 12 meetings, Ole Miss has won seven games and three out of the last four played in Stegeman Coliseum.

Adam Brown is HottyToddy.com sports editor and he can be reached at adam.brown@hottytoddy.com.

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