Friday, February 8, 2008

Mississippi Queens

We get our theme song for this week's opponent circa 1970 from the little known band named Mountain. "Mississippi Queen" has been covered by ZZ Top, Grand Funk Railroad, and even Ozzy. The song also appears on Guitar Hero III, but regardless of where or when I hear it, I'll always associate it with Ole Miss sports! Now that I've expanded your musical knowledge, let's get to the game.

Arkansas 16-5 (5-2) vs. Ole Miss 16-4 (3-4)
Tipoff: Saturday 4:05 CST
TV: Fox Sports SW

After a week off, the Razorbacks return to action tomorrow afternoon hosting the league's most overrated team - the Ole Miss Rebel Queens. The Rebels come in with a 16-4 record and are 22nd in the RPI rankings. They've lost three of their last four including a home loss to South Carolina. I mean who loses to South Carolina at home?

The Rebel Queens are led by guard Chris Warren who averages about 16 points a game and also by Dwayne Curtis who averages 15 points and nearly nine rebounds a game inside.

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy, in his second season, brings his defending SEC West champions to Bud Walton to face former Ole Miss coach Rob Evans who was there from 1992-1998 and won 20 games his last three seasons. How is Ole Miss supposed to win when the best Ole Miss coach is on the Arkansas bench? I don't see it happening. But what I do see is a rejuvinated and rested Razorbacks' squad putting a serious hurt on the Queens from Mississippi as the Hogs continue their quest for SEC supremacy. Razorbacks roll 114-35.

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