Friday Morning Update | Ole Miss Sports

The SEC West may be down, but Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl – who won’t be making the calls for his team because it falls within his 8-game SEC suspension – says his players aren’t taking their next game lightly.

Tip for Tennessee and Ole Miss is 3 p.m., Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum.

Pearl talks about the numbers for the 1-4 (SEC) Rebels here, impressed mostly by their shooting, which was really good in the last game out at LSU when Ole Miss shot 62.2 from the floor, 58.8 from 3-point range. No doubt that got Pearl’s attention.

The Vols won twice against Ole Miss last year, 71-69 in OT in Knoxville, then pulled away in the second half for a 76-65 SEC tournament win in Nashville.

The home team has won every regular season matchup in this series since 2004.

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