The Kentucky Wildcats aim to bounce back on the road tonight, as they travel to Oxford to take on the Ole Miss Rebels, who come in at 19-10 overall under first-year head coach Kermit Davis.
The Rebels are coming off back-to-back losses last week by a combined four points including a two-point loss at home against Tennessee and a one-point loss on the road at Arkansas, both of which came down to the final seconds.
The Rebels will be ready for the Wildcats when they come to town in search of a major victory to add to their NCAA Tournament resume, while Kentucky will have to make sure to put their thrashing at the hands of Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville behind them.
A win would be huge for Kentucky as they would pick up a quality road SEC win and keep themselves in contention for a possible 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament while building some momentum before Senior Day at Rupp Arena against Florida and then the SEC Tournament in Nashville.
But defeating the Rebels in Oxford will not be an easy task. The backcourt of Breein Tyree, Devontae Shuler and Terence Davis accounts for roughly 43 points per game and each player shoots at least 37 percent from three. Kentucky will have their hands full defensively while hopefully finding some rhythm on the offensive end.
Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Tweets of the Day
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Can’t ask for much better publicity than that.
Fewer than 350 remain for tomorrow night's clash with Kentucky. Time to make it 2 sellouts in a row in The Pavilion!— Ole Miss Basketball (@OleMissMBB) March 4, 2019
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Could be another raucous atmosphere in Oxford tonight.
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