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Ole Miss Announces SEC Schedule, Finalizes 2015-16 Slate

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Photo courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss finalized its 2015-16 schedule Wednesday, as the Southeastern Conference office announced the 2015 league slate, including the first game in the Pavilion at Ole Miss.

The Rebels will begin a new era in the $90 million Pavilion at Ole Miss Jan. 7 when they welcome the Alabama Crimson Tide to Oxford (ESPNU, 8 p.m.) as part of the Grand Opening Weekend on campus. Ole Miss will also host Georgia Jan. 9 (SEC Network, 7:30 p.m.) in the Pavilion, while the Rebel women will play Florida Jan. 10 as part of the celebration.

Ole Miss will play five home-and-home games, four home games and four road games as part of the 18-game league schedule. The Rebels’ five home-and-home opponents this season are Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State and Missouri with all 18 league games televised as part of the SEC’s TV contract with ESPN.

The Rebels open SEC play on the road for the 14th time in the last 18 years as Ole Miss once again travels to Lexington to take on the Kentucky Wildcats Jan. 2 (SEC Network, 6 p.m.). After a two-game homestand to open the Pavilion, the Rebels hit the road for LSU Jan. 13 (ESPN2, 8 p.m.) before returning home for two games against Florida Jan. 16 (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) and South Carolina Jan. 19 (SEC Network, 6 p.m.).

A road game at Mississippi State Jan. 23 (SEC Network, 2 p.m.) and a home date versus Auburn Jan. 27 (SEC Network, 6 p.m.) end the Rebels’ conference slate in January before Ole Miss dips out of conference for the SEC/Big12 Challenge with a trip to Kansas State Jan. 30.

Road games at Missouri Feb. 3 (SEC Network, 8 p.m.) and Florida Feb. 9 (ESPN/U, 8 p.m.) are sandwiched around a home game against Vanderbilt Feb. 6 (ESPNU, 7 p.m). Ole Miss hosts Arkansas Feb. 13 (ESPNU, 1 p.m.) before back-to-back road games at Texas A&M Feb. 16 (ESPN/U, 8 p.m.) and at Auburn Feb. 20 (SEC Network, 4 p.m.). The Rebels then host Missouri Feb. 23 (SEC Network, 8 p.m.) and close out the month on the road at Georgia Feb. 27 (SEC Network, 11 a.m.).

Ole Miss wraps up conference play in March with its final home game of the season March 2 against rival Mississippi State (SEC Network, 6 p.m.) before closing out SEC play March 5 at Tennessee (SEC Network, 11 a.m.). The SEC Tournament will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, March 9-13.

The Rebels open the 2014-15 regular season in Tad Smith Coliseum Nov. 13 against Northwestern State before taking on Georgia Southern Nov. 16. Ole Miss then heads to Charleston, South Carolina, for the Gildan Charleston Classic Nov. 19-22. The Rebels will face George Mason Nov. 19 and either Oklahoma State or Towson Nov. 20. A possible matchup with Virginia awaits Ole Miss in the championship game Nov. 22.

Ole Miss will return home Nov. 25 for a game against Georgia State, which upset Baylor in last year’s NCAA Tournament. The Rebels will hit the road again for Peoria, Illinois, for a game against Bradley Nov. 28 before traveling to Springfield, Massachusetts, to face UMass in the Basketball Hall of Fame Game Dec. 5. Ole Miss wraps up a three-game road swing Dec. 12 with a trip to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to take on Southeast Missouri.

The Rebels return to the Tad Pad Dec. 15 for a game against Louisiana Tech before traveling to Memphis Dec. 18 to face the Tigers at FedEx Forum. Ole Miss will host Troy Dec. 22 in the final game in Tad Smith Coliseum.

Season tickets are on sale now and packages begin at just $250 for 14 home games, including nine SEC contests. Fans can purchase season tickets at OleMissHoops.com. For more information on a payment plan option, please call the Ole Miss Ticket Office at (662) 915-7167 or 1-888-732-8587.

Ole Miss Basketball 2015-16 Schedule

Date                      Opponent

Nov. 5                   Clayton State (Exhibition)

Nov. 13                 Northwestern State

Nov. 16                 Georgia Southern

Nov. 19                 George Mason (Gildan Charleston Classic, Charleston, S.C.)

Nov. 20                 Oklahoma State or Towson (Gildan Charleston Classic, Charleston, S.C.)

Nov. 22                 Gildan Charleston Classic (Charleston, S.C.)

Nov. 25                 Georgia State

Nov. 28                 at Bradley

Dec. 5                   vs. UMass (Springfield, Mass.)

Dec. 12                 at Southeast Missouri

Dec. 15                 Louisiana Tech

Dec. 18                 at Memphis

Dec. 22                 Troy

Jan. 2                     at Kentucky

Jan. 7                     Alabama

Jan. 9                     Georgia

Jan. 13                  at LSU

Jan. 16                  Florida

Jan. 19                  South Carolina

Jan. 23                  at Mississippi State

Jan. 27                  Auburn

Jan. 30                 at Kansas State

Feb. 3                    at Missouri

Feb. 6                    Vanderbilt

Feb. 9                    at Florida

Feb. 13                 Arkansas

Feb. 16                 at Texas A&M

Feb. 20                 at Auburn

Feb. 23                 Missouri

Feb. 27                 at Georgia

March 2                Mississippi State

March 5                at Tennessee

March 9-13         SEC Tournament (Nashville, Tenn.)

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information

Adam Brown
Adam Brown
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