Maybe the old adage, Winning on the road in the SEC isn’t easy, is true after all.
Kentucky was reminded of that fun fact last Saturday when the Cats dropped a game at Alabama as a five-point favorite. Then last night, Auburn, another contender for the SEC crown, dropped a game as a four-point favorite at Ole Miss.
The Rebels actually whooped up on the 11th-ranked Tigers, 82-67, in a surprising upset. Ole Miss’s Terence Davis went for 27 points and 12 rebounds as his team moved to 12-2 on the season and 2-0 in conference play under new head coach Kermit Davis (no relation to Terence, as far as I know). The Rebels lost 20 games in 2017-18.
Now we just need Tennessee to drop one it’s not supposed to and the presumed top three teams in the conference are all square again. However, some other SEC teams, like Ole Miss, are making some noise of their own. It’s going to be a battle this year.