Mar 10, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Mississippi Rebels forward Sebastian Saiz (11) takes a rebound from Arkansas Razorbacks guard Manuale Watkins (21) during the second half during the SEC Conference Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Arkansas won 73-72. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Hoops Preview: Arkansas Visits Ole Miss

The Arkansas Razorbacks visit Ole Miss tonight in another SEC matchup. While, Arkansas is coming off a win against Vanderbilt last week, Ole miss is coming off a loss against the LSU Tigers.

Ole Miss

Ole Miss is currently 4-8 in conference play and averages 71 points per game. This will be the 79th meeting between the two schools with the Razorbacks holding an all-time series lead of 46-32.

Two players to look out for on the Rebels are Deandre Burnett and Terence Davis. The duo scored 46 of the teams 81.7 points over the last three times these SEC teams met.

Ole Miss Head Coach Parting Ways

However, the Rebels will play this game knowing their head coach, Andy Kennedy, is stepping down at the end of the season. Kennedy made the announcement during a press conference Monday afternoon.

Kennedy has more wins than any coach in the program’s history and guided Ole Miss to the SEC tournament title in 2013. Tonight’s game will be Kennedy’s 400th as the Ole Miss head coach.


The Razorbacks are on a high right now winning five of their last seven games; they are currently 4-8 in SEC play and 11-14 overall. Jaylen Barford and Daryl Macon are two Arkansas players to look out for; they rank first and second in the league in scoring in SEC games.

Macon has scored 20 plus points in seven straight games and is looking to tie Razorback legend, Corliss Williamson, as the only players in the SEC era to do it in eight consecutive contests.

A win for the Razorbacks would give Arkansas four straight wins against Ole Miss for the first time since the 1994 National Title season.

Up Next

Ole Miss will hit the road and battle their in-state rival Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Meanwhile, Arkansas will host No. 21 Texas A&M at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Other SEC Match-Ups

There are multiple SEC match-ups hitting the hardwood tonight. No. 21 Texas A&M is at Missouri, South Carolina heads to No. 18 Tennessee, and LSU is in Alabama.

Meanwhile, Florida will take on Georgia tomorrow at home. Tip-off is at 9 p.m.

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