Halftime Report

The last time Ole Miss and the Crimson Tide met, the game was decided by 22 points, but it sure doesn't look like the final score will be so lopsided this time. After one quarter, neither team has the match in the bag, but Ole Miss leads 42-39 over the Crimson Tide.

Ole Miss came into the game with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Alabama Crimson Tide @ Ole Miss Rebels

Current Records: Alabama 19-8, Ole Miss 19-8

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: The Pavilion at Ole Miss -- Oxford, Mississippi
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $3.00

What to Know

Alabama is 8-2 against the Rebels since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Wednesday. Both teams will face off in an SEC battle at 9:00 p.m. ET at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. One thing working in Alabama's favor is that they have posted big point totals in their last four matches.

The oddsmakers set the bar high, but Alabama and the Wildcats didn't disappoint and broke past the 176.5 point over/under on Saturday. The Crimson Tide suffered a grim 117-95 defeat to the Wildcats. Having run the score up that high, both teams probably have some extra defensive drills coming up.

The loss doesn't tell the whole story though, as several players had good games. One of the most active was Rylan Griffen, who scored 21 points. Another player making a difference was Mark Sears, who scored 20 points along with two steals.

Meanwhile, the point spread may have favored Ole Miss last Saturday, but the final result did not. They fell 72-59 to the Gamecocks. Ole Miss has been going strong on the season, but this is now their second defeat in a row.

Ole Miss' loss shouldn't obscure the performances of Moussa Cisse, who scored 13 points along with six rebounds and five blocks, and Jaemyn Brakefield who scored 12 points along with seven rebounds. Cisse didn't help Ole Miss' cause all that much against the Bulldogs on Wednesday but the same can't be said for this matchup.

The Crimson Tide's defeat dropped their record down to 19-8. As for the Rebels, they have traveled a rocky road recently having lost five of their last six games, which put a noticeable dent in their 19-8 record this season.

Some high-performance offense is likely on the agenda as the pair are some of the highest scoring teams in the league. Alabama hasn't had any problem running up the score this season, having averaged 91.1 points per game (they're ranked first in scoring overall). However, it's not like Ole Miss struggles in that department as they've been averaging 75.1 points per game. With both teams so easily able to put up points, the only question left is who can run the score up higher.

Everything went Alabama's way against the Rebels when the teams last played back in January of 2023 as the Crimson Tide made off with a 84-62 win. With Alabama ahead 44-23 at the half, the match was all but over already.


Alabama is a solid 6-point favorite against Ole Miss, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6-point spread, and stayed right there.

The oddsmakers are expecting fireworks from the offense and set the over/under at a high 166.5 points.

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Series History

Alabama has won 8 out of their last 10 games against Ole Miss.

  • Jan 03, 2023 - Alabama 84 vs. Ole Miss 62
  • Feb 09, 2022 - Alabama 97 vs. Ole Miss 83
  • Dec 29, 2020 - Alabama 82 vs. Ole Miss 64
  • Feb 22, 2020 - Alabama 103 vs. Ole Miss 78
  • Mar 14, 2019 - Alabama 62 vs. Ole Miss 57
  • Jan 22, 2019 - Alabama 74 vs. Ole Miss 53
  • Jan 23, 2018 - Ole Miss 78 vs. Alabama 66
  • Mar 01, 2017 - Alabama 70 vs. Ole Miss 55
  • Mar 10, 2016 - Alabama 81 vs. Ole Miss 73
  • Jan 07, 2016 - Ole Miss 74 vs. Alabama 66