BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – As a result of game postponements during the 2021 season due to the impact of COVID-19, the Southeastern Conference has announced that the Ole Miss men's basketball team will host LSU on Wednesday, February 17. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. CT on ESPNU.
Heading into the season, the Rebels and Tigers were initially scheduled to play on February 17. However, the game was moved up to January 9 after Ole Miss' game against South Carolina was postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Gamecocks' program. LSU won that contest 75-61. With both teams not having another game scheduled for the middle of this upcoming week, the decision was made to match up the two teams again in Oxford.
This scheduling of games allows for the continued opportunity for all 14 SEC teams to each play 18 conference games with a balance of home and away games during the 2021 season.
The matchup creates another Quadrant 1 opportunity for the Rebels as they make a push towards an NCAA Tournament berth. LSU is currently ranked 27th in the NET, while Ole Miss sits at No. 55. The Rebels enter the contest with four straight victories, the SEC's longest active winning streak.
The SEC's COVID-19 management requirements, as developed by the SEC's Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force, are available on SECsports.com. (full report (PDF)).
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