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Rebels take four-game win streak to Auburn

Rebels take four-game win streak to Auburn

When the Rebels tipoff against Auburn Saturday, they will do so riding a four-game SEC winning streak. They will also do so as one of three teams tied for second place in the conference at the halfway point of league play.

Not only does Ole Miss (15-7, 6-3 SEC) lead the conference in scoring in league games, averaging 74.3 points per game (ppg), but they also lead the nation in free throw percentage.

Ole Miss' Stefan Moody leads the league in free throw percentage at 90.4. He ranks 8th in the nation in the same category. (Photo credit: Kammie Miller)

Ole Miss’ Stefan Moody leads the league in free throw percentage at 90.4. He ranks 8th in the nation in the same category. (Photo credit: Kammie Miller)

The Rebels are making 79.9 percent of their shots from the free-throw-line, which would also put the team in first place in the NBA, as well. Junior guard Stefan Moody currently leads the SEC and ranks eighth in the nation with a free throw percentage of 90.4.

In addition to performing well at the charity line, the Rebels are taking care of the ball. During their four-game winning streak, they have only committed 7.8 turnovers per game.

At the same time, senior guard Jarvis Summers leads the SEC in assists in conference play with 5.1 per game. He has notched a total of 36 assists in the last six games.

Moody continues to be steady from the field and is second in the league in SEC play with 17.9 points per game.

Scouting the Tigers

Auburn is 11-11 on the year and 3-6 in the SEC heading into the game against Ole Miss. However, the Tigers are coming off a big 81-77 road win over LSU Thursday night in Baton Rouge.

Senior KT Harrell leads the Tigers averaging 17.0 ppg, ranking him second in the conference. He will be one to watch from the three-point line, as he has hit a team-high 56 shots from behind the arch. He leads the SEC in three-pointers made.

Auburn’s Cinmeon Bowers leads his team with an SEC-best 11.0 rebounds per game, but the Tigers are still being outrebounded in conference play by 3.8 boards per game.

Auburn is also last in the SEC in field goal percentage, as they allow their opponents to shoot at a .449 clip.

Ole Miss has won eight of the last ten meetings between the two teams, including the last five.

Where to find the find the game

The Rebels and Tigers tip off at 5:30 pm in Auburn Arena, and the game will be televised by the SEC Network. The game will also be broadcast on the Ole Miss Radio Network with David Kellum handling the play-by-play.

The game will be broadcast on satellite radio and can be found on Sirius 119 and XM 190. Live video is available at WatchESPN.com, while live audio can be accessed at OleMissSports.com

(Feature image of Jarvis Summers courtesy of Ms. Kammie Miller.)

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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