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Ole Miss Can Challenge for an SEC Title

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Ole Miss Rebels are 17-2 on the season, with a 6-0 record as well in SEC play. With that said, you can bet that this team is good enough to challenge for an SEC title.

The Rebels have already beaten Tennessee (twice), Arkansas and Missouri this year.  We will really find out how good Ole Miss is in the next two games, when it takes on Kentucky and Florida in back-to-back games.

Regardless, Ole  Miss has one of the highest scoring offenses in the nation, averaging 80.3 points per game.

Marshall Henderson is leading the team, with 19.2 points per game. Not only does Henderson have mad game, but he is one of the most exciting players to watch in the nation.

Fellow Rebel, Murphy Holloway, is also having a good season, averaging 14.8 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game. Murphy and Holloway make up arguably one of the best two-player combos in the SEC.

Although Ole Miss is only ranked as high as No. 23 in the polls, you can expect them to go up quite a bit, thanks to many ranked teams going down this past week.

It will be interesting to see how the Rebels match up with Florida on Feb. 2, but Ole Miss will have to play its best basketball of the season, since that game is on the road and the Gators have been blowing out SEC opponents left and right.

Florida may be the clear favorite to win the conference, but the Rebels are tied at the top of the SEC with Florida, and they are good enough to compete for a title in this conference.

 

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