Ole Miss Needs Big Run in SEC Tournament

The Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament starts tomorrow (Thursday) at the Georgia Dome. Mississippi plays Georgia in a first round game.

The Rebels enter tomorrow's game with work to do if they want to finish a season that started with such great promise by advancing to the NCAA tournament.

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy says he thinks they're just like others in the league who still have work to do.

Most NCAA bracket prognosticators don't think the Rebels will be part of the 65-team field to be announced Sunday despite their 13-0 start and 21-9 record. The reason is simple: Ole Miss' late-season swoon.

The Rebels went 8-9 after their school-record start and needed three straight wins at the end of the regular season to finish 6-6 in their last 12 games. The committee that chooses the NCAA tournament field uses a team's finish over the final 12 games as one of its criteria.

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