One friend’s season would end, the other friend’s NCAA hopes would likely end. Both friends can’t be winners when Ole Miss and South Carolina meet in tonight’s SEC tournament late game.
Where: Nashville, Bridgestone Arena
When: 8:30 p.m.
SEC Tournament seeds: South Carolina 11, Ole Miss 6
TV: SEC Network
Satellite Radio: XM 190. Sirius 93.
Series: Ole Miss leads 18-15.
Last Meeting: Ole Miss won 65-49 on Jan. 10 in Oxford.
Coaches: Ole Miss – Andy Kennedy (212-125, 10th year; 191–112 in ninth season at Ole Miss). South Carolina – Frank Martin (160-107 eighth year; 43-53 third year at South Carolina).
Notes: Ole Miss is third in the nation in free throw shooting at 77.7 percent. … Ole Miss is 30-50 in 53 trips to the SEC tournament. … The Rebels have won six of their last eight SEC tourney games and are 8-7 in the event – including the 2013 championship – under Andy Kennedy. … Kennedy is 6-5 against South Carolina as Ole Miss coach.
Ole Miss (20-11, 11-7 SEC)
C – M.J. Rhett 6-9 Sr.. 7.1p 4.7r
F – Sebastian Saiz 6-9 So.. 7.7p 5.3r
G – Martavious Newby 6-3 Jr. 3.7p 5.0r
G – Stefan Moody 5-10 Jr. 16.6p 3.5r
G – Jarvis Summers 6-3 Sr. 12.3p 4.7a
Top Reserves: G Terence Smith, C Dwight Coleby, G LaDarius White
South Carolina (15-15, 6-12 SEC)
G – Duane Notice 6-2 So. 11.4p 2.8r
G – Sindarius Thornwell 6-5 So. 11.0p 4.9r
G – Tyrone Johnson 6-3 Sr. 10.1p 2.6r
F – Laimonas Chatkevicius 6-11 Jr. 8.7p 5.3r
F – Michael Carrera 6-5 Jr. 6.6p 5.6r
Top Reserves: G Marcus Stroman, G Justin McKie