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Ole Miss Travels Down to Take on LSU in Baton Rouge

Photo by Danny Dickey
Photo by Danny Dickey

The Ole Miss Rebels basketball team returns to action on Wednesday night in Baton Rouge against LSU. The tip-off is slated for 8 p.m. on ESPN 2.

Ole Miss (12-3, 2-1 SEC) comes into the game after a last-second victory over Georgia 72-71, secured with a layup by Stefan Moody. Coach Andy Kennedy’s squad has started off to a 2-0 mark in the new Pavilion at Ole Miss.

Moody leads the SEC, and ranks sixth nationally, in scoring at 23.9 ppg this year. He has scored 20-plus points in 10-straight games which is the best streak in school history since Gerald Glass recorded 13-straight in 1989.

Moody has broke the 30-point mark twice and has made a 3-pointer in 29-straight games, which is the fourth-longest streak in school history. He also ranks third in SEC history in free throw percentage (min. 200 attempts) at 88.59 per cent just behind Kentucky’s Jodie Meeks (88.988 percent) and Kyle Macy (88.978 percent).

LSU enters the game with a mark of 9-6 and 2-1 in the SEC after knocking off Kentucky 85-67 at home last Tuesday before falling on the road at Florida 68-62 Saturday. LSU is led by freshman Ben Simmons who ranks first in the SEC in rebounding at 13.1/game and is third in scoring at 20.6 ppg. Simmons also leads the league in double-doubles with 12 and third in assists with 5.1/game.

Senior Keith Hornsby, who missed the first seven games of the season due to injury, is second on the team in scoring at 15.5 ppg and is shooting 41.0 percent (16 of 39) from behind the arc. The Tigers rank second in the conference in scoring averaging 82.8 ppg, but are 11th in the league allowing 75.4 ppg.

LSU leads the all-time series 119-87. The last three seasons marked the first time since 1940 the two former SEC West rivals have not played a home-and-home series in the same year. The Rebels have won seven of the last 10 meetings over the Bayou Bengals, but dropped a road game in Baton Rouge 73-63 last year. The Tigers hold a 78-29 advantage in games in Baton Rouge, but Ole Miss has taken three of the last five meetings at the PMAC.

Fans can watch all the action on ESPN 2 as the game starts at 8 p.m. Or listen to all the action on the Ole Miss Sports Radio Network.

Adam Brown is the sports editor for HottyToddy.com. He can be reached at adam.brown@hottytoddy.com.

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