Halftime Report

Fortunes may be turning around for Missouri after losing 11 in a row. After one quarter, neither squad has the contest in the bag, but Missouri leads 33-30 over the Rebels. Missouri took a big hit to their ego last Saturday, so a victory here would be a pleasant pick-me-up.

If Missouri keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 9-16 in no time. On the other hand, Ole Miss will have to make due with an 18-7 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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Missouri Tigers @ Ole Miss Rebels

Current Records: Missouri 8-16, Ole Miss 18-6

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After two games on the road, Ole Miss is heading back home. They and the Missouri Tigers will face off in an SEC battle at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.

Ole Miss and the Wildcats couldn't quite live up to the 162.5-over/under that the experts had forecasted. The Rebels fell 75-63 to the Wildcats on Tuesday. The defeat unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for Ole Miss in their matchups with the Wildcats: they've now lost three in a row.

Despite their loss, Ole Miss saw several players rise to the challenge and make noteworthy plays. Jaemyn Brakefield, who scored 16 points along with five rebounds and two steals, was perhaps the best of all. Brakefield didn't help Ole Miss' cause all that much against the Gamecocks last Tuesday but the same can't be said for this matchup. Another player making a difference was Matthew Murrell, who scored 16 points along with six rebounds.

Meanwhile, Missouri's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Saturday after their 11th straight loss. They suffered a grim 75-51 defeat to the Bulldogs. The result shouldn't come as a shock considering that's the fewest points Missouri has scored all season.

The Rebels' defeat dropped their record down to 18-6. As for the Tigers, they have not been sharp recently as the team's lost 14 of their last 15 games, which put a noticeable dent in their 8-16 record this season.

Looking forward, Ole Miss is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 11.5 points. They might be worth a quick bet since they're sitting on a seven game streak of covering the spread when expected to win.

Ole Miss came up short against the Tigers when the teams last played back in March of 2023, falling 82-77. Will Ole Miss have more luck at home instead of on the road?


Ole Miss is a big 11.5-point favorite against Missouri, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Rebels as a 12.5-point favorite.

The over/under is 142.5 points.

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Series History

Missouri has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Ole Miss.

  • Mar 04, 2023 - Missouri 82 vs. Ole Miss 77
  • Jan 24, 2023 - Missouri 89 vs. Ole Miss 77
  • Mar 09, 2022 - Missouri 72 vs. Ole Miss 60
  • Feb 12, 2022 - Missouri 74 vs. Ole Miss 68
  • Jan 18, 2022 - Missouri 78 vs. Ole Miss 53
  • Feb 23, 2021 - Ole Miss 60 vs. Missouri 53
  • Feb 10, 2021 - Ole Miss 80 vs. Missouri 59
  • Mar 04, 2020 - Ole Miss 75 vs. Missouri 67
  • Feb 18, 2020 - Missouri 71 vs. Ole Miss 68
  • Mar 09, 2019 - Ole Miss 73 vs. Missouri 68