A few notes this morning before getting on the road to Nashville.
Game 1 for Ole Miss and Vanderbilt is tonight at 6:30 and will be televised by ESPNU.
There are other scenarios to get Vanderbilt to the NCAA tournament, but the Commodores are hoping for a sweep of Ole Miss in the final SEC series.
Three wins for Vanderbilt would put the Commodores two games over .500 heading into the SEC tournament.
Teams must be at least one game over .500 to be eligible for an at-large bid.
Ole Miss is currently 14-13 in SEC play. One series win will secure a break-even conference season with a 15-15 mark. Only twice under Mike Bianco - in 2002 and in 2011 - have the Rebels finished with a losing record in SEC play. Both of those teams failed to reach the NCAA tournament, though there are chances that a 14-16 mark this season, given the Rebels' overall record and RPI would get them in the NCAA tournament. ...
ESPN blogger Edward Aschoff writes about the "journey" for Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss football. Interesting comments here from Mike Marry regarding Freeze and discipline, and Freeze talks a little bit about his recruiting and trying to attract SEC talent to Oxford.