Ole Miss will try to put back-to-back wins together tonight against Alma Mater U — or as I refer to it, The University formerly known as Northeast Louisiana.
It’s known to most now as Louisiana-Monroe.
The Rebels (7-2) won their first six games to open the season before stumbling at Kansas State and at home against then-No. 13 Oregon.
They held off Middle Tennessee State 72-63 on Saturday.
Tip-off at Tad Smith Coliseum is 6 tonight, and the game will be televised by CSS.
ULM has played only five games this season due to APR sanctions which has limited it to a 26-game schedule. The Warhawks are 3-2 and coming off a 61-54 loss at LSU.
Alma Mater is holding opponents to 22.7 percent 3-point shooting.
Ole Miss, meanwhile, has the nation’s leader in 3-point makes. Marshall Henderson is shooting 37.8 percent from the arc and hit 4.25 3-point shots per game.
He was 4-for-9 from 3-point range against Middle Tennessee and has hit 43 percent or better in three of his last four games.
Ole Miss leads the series with ULM 14-4. The teams last played in 2011, a 60-38 Rebels win.
Coming off its seventh-straight win the Ole Miss women’s basketball team faces a tall order tonight to keep that streak going.
Ole Miss (8-4) surged out in front in the second half to beat South Alabama 72-56 Monday night.
The Rebels and first-year coach Matt Insell face No. 9 Baylor in Waco tonight.
Tia Falerua had 24 points and 13 rebounds in Mobile, her seventh double-double of the season.
The Rebels were energetic on the glass against South Alabama with 21 second-chance points.
Baylor (8-1) also played Monday night, winning easily against Houston Baptist 100-57.
Odyssey Sims had 25 points and seven assists, her 19th straight game with at least 10 points.
Playing before more than 6,000 fans Baylor extended its home win streak to 65 games, currently the longest in the nation.