Wednesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Wednesday morning …

Still waiting for the weather event here. It’s shaping up to be two days of missed school without a lot to show for it. That’s good news, I think.

The threat of weather may have played a part in sparse attendance at Coleman Coliseum last night. From AL.com, video here of Trevor Releford’s 3 at the buzzer that beat the Rebels and the Crimson Tide celebration that followed.

ESPN’s broadcast team referenced the network’s bracketologist guru, Joe Lunardi, several times last night. Lunardi had previously said that an Ole Miss loss at Alabama didn’t change much regarding his perception of the Rebels’ NCAA chances — provided the Rebels bounce back quickly.

Here’s what Lunardi had to say on Twitter moments after the Rebels’ loss in Tuscaloosa:

Joe Lunardi @ESPNLunardi

No change, but no gain. Next 4 Out. “@Lukelew9: @ESPNLunardi what about the rebels tourney chances after the horrible loss tonight vs bama”

Still, from a national perception the SEC is still fighting for respect.

LSU is another team trying to play its way into the NCAA tournament and will now try to do so without one of its top players.

Next up for the Rebels is a visit to Georgia Saturday afternoon. Georgia has gone a surprising 6-4 in its first 10 SEC games while coach Mark Fox has had to work through the loss of his father.

Speaking of Georgia, Bulldogs’ football fans seem lukewarm over Mark Richt’s consensus top 10 football recruiting class.  …

Donte Moncrief will have a shot to impress NFL scouts at the combine. The Orlando Sentinel lists five wide receivers who need to improve their stock at the combine. Moncrief, projected a third- or fourth-round pick, isn’t among them.

And speaking of the combine, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed more than 70 percent of his pass attempts but expresses disappointment that the number wasn’t 80 percent or better.

 

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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