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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:44 PM GMT

The Ole Miss Rebels are another team which are on the bubble. A good cure for popping that bubble is a matchup with the LSU Tigers tonight. The Rebels needs this game desperately.

   LSU Tigers vs Ole Miss Rebels 

 

11 Games and Counting!

As in most cases, inter-conference play separates the men from the boys and that's just what's happened in LSU's case as they're riding an 11 game losing streak. While they gave Kentucky a run for their money in a 92-85 loss, that's been all that the Tigers have been able to do as their defense is sorely lacking. This is a defense that allows 81.5 points per game and unless a team has a very high-powered offense, they're going to come out on the losing end most of the time with a defense such as this.

 

Sebastian Saiz

Where Ole Miss is concerned, they've won 3 out of their last 4 games and are at a pivotal part in their schedule. They have 10 losses and a .500 inter-conference record. This game is a game that they can't afford to lose. With senior forward Sebastian Saiz leading the way, the Rebels are in good hands as he's been a walking double-double all season long. For the season, Saiz is averaging 15.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. He's not a player that will force the issue offensively, but in a game against a very weak defense such as LSU's, the opportunities will come more freely and Saiz should be a major factor in this game.

A game like this will also benefit Ole Miss leading scorer DeAndre Burnett. While Burnett is averaging 16.6 points per game, he's been simply atrocious shooting the ball at a 33.8% clip. Burnett could free up himself for open looks and this will make him more valuable.

One player that Ole Miss could have a problem with is Antonio Blakeney. This is a player that lit up for Kentucky for 31 points and came back with a 21 point effort against Arkansas. In the end, the LSU defense will be the determining factor in the game and look for Ole Miss to win and cover.

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