On Saturday the LSU Tigers were able to snap a two game losing streak and pick up their first conference win against the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Tigers built a large second half lead then were able to fight off a mad Gamecocks’ comeback to win by 3.
LSU will try to win their second straight game tonight in Oxford, Mississippi against Marshall Henderson and the Ole Miss Rebels.
Ole Miss started the year on a tear winning their first six games, but since then they have been extremely mediocre, only winning four of their last nine games. The game begins tonight at 8:00 CT on ESPN3 or you can watch the live stream here.
Junior guard Jarvis Summers has been the top performer for the Rebels this season. His 3.2 assists per game leads the team. He averages 17.9 points per game which is second best for Ole Miss. Henderson averages 18.8 points a game but makes just 36% of his shots while Summers has an impressive 52% field goal percentage.
Ole Miss is favored by 2.5 points but I think Jarell Martin will continue his recent success to help LSU steal a victory on the road.
Final Prediction: LSU wins a high scoring game 84-78
Next: Vanderbilt on January 18, 8:00 CT