After a run of domination from 2012-17, Ole Miss hasn’t had much luck against the Vols in recent match-ups.
The Rebels beat Tennessee six out of the seven times they played between March of 2012 through January of 2017. But since then, the Vols have beaten Ole Miss four-straight times, and they’ll look to make that a fifth-straight win against the Rebels on Tuesday night.
Tennessee (11-6, 3-2 SEC) hosts Ole Miss (9-8, 0-4) for a late night tip-off in Knoxville on Tuesday. The Vols have won three of their last four games after a rough month of December, while the Rebels have lost five-straight games, including four consecutive losses to start conference play.
While the Vols have used a strong defense to pick up most of their wins this season, Ole Miss has ridden the hot hand of Breein Tyree. The senior guard is second among active SEC players in scoring, averaging 18.9 points a game. He’s played in three of the Rebels’ four conference match-ups, and he’s averaging an astounding 29.7 points a contest against SEC foes, shooting 50 percent from three in conference play.
Despite Tyree’s heroics, Ole Miss has yet to win an SEC game this season and have fallen from a 9-3 mark at the end of December to a 9-8 record now.
Tennessee has beaten Ole Miss in two-straight contests in Knoxville, and they’re 14-2 against the Rebels at home since 1992. The Vols are 42-12 all-time against Ole Miss in Knoxville.
Take a look at everything you need to know for tonight’s match-up. If you can’t make it to the game, here’s how you can watch or listen to tonight’s Tennessee vs. Ole Miss game.
Tip-Off: 9:00 Eastern, January 21st, Thompson-Boling Arena (Knoxville, TN)
TV: SEC Network (Tom Hart, Mark Wise, Alyssa Lang)
Streaming Online: ESPN.com/watch or ESPN app
Radio: Vol Network
Line: Tennessee (-6.5)