Ole Miss fires basketball coach Kermit Davis ahead of Saturday’s game vs. LSU

The Tigers will look to pull off back-to-back wins after ending their 14-game losing streak on Wednesday against Vanderbilt, and they’ll be facing an Ole Miss team without its coach on Saturday.

On Friday, the Rebels fired fifth-year head coach Kermit Davis. The decision is effective immediately, the school announced in a release.

It’s been a disappointing season for Ole Miss, which sits at 10-18 on the season and just 2-13 in conference play. In his five seasons with the Rebels, Davis had a 74-79 record (32-55 SEC). He only finished above .500 twice and made one NCAA Tournament appearance in his first season in 2019, which featured a first-round exit.

LSU hasn’t fared much better in coach Matt McMahon’s first season, but it will look to steal one on the road against a reeling Rebels squad on Saturday.

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