Two straight road losses have sent Ole Miss tumbling down the Southeastern Conference standings.
A chance for redemption comes this week.
The Rebels (16-9, 7-5 Southeastern Conference) will host No. 18 Kentucky (19-6, 9-3) on Tuesday night and then must take on No. 2 Florida on Saturday. Ole Miss is usually very good at Tad Smith Coliseum -- with a 110-22 record under eighth-year coach Andy Kennedy -- but that dominance will be tested by the league's best teams.
The stakes are certainly high. The Rebels probably have to sweep both games to have any serious hope at earning an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.
Ole Miss fell to No. 69 in the NCAA's RPI rankings after back-to-back road losses to Alabama and Georgia last week.