SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Alabama

Alabama-Mississippi State basketball game preview

Mississippi St visits Alabama on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, team ratings, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

Mississippi State scores an average of 80.1 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 70.1 points per contest. Alabama scores an average of 73.5 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 66.3 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Mississippi State 42.8 34.1 69.4 184 45.8 8.7 3.8 13.7 13.4
Mississippi State OPP 40.4 30.6 68.5 615 43.9 7.3 4.5 10.9 16.1
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Alabama 46.7 37.7 62.3 188 43.1 6.1 4.8 12.9 13.6
Alabama OPP 40.6 35.6 74.3 465 33.2 5.3 3.2 13.9 12.3

Key: ORB=Offensive rebounds; RBPG=Rebounds per game; SPG=Steals per game; BPG=Blocked shots per game; APG=Assists per game; TOPG=Turnovers per game.

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Statistical Leaders

SCORING

F.Name L.Name PPG FG% 3FG% FT%
Iverson Molinar MSU 18.4 50.3 54.5 78.9
D.J. Stewart MSU 17.4 44.2 38.2 71.4
Tolu Smith MSU 13.8 59.3 58.8
John Petty ALA 13.7 47.4 37.8 70.4
Jaden Shackelford ALA 13.6 39.0 37.0 67.2
Herbert Jones ALA 12.6 47.2 50.0 78.0
Jahvon Quinerly ALA 12.3 45.7 28.9 70.0

STEALS

F.Name L.Name STLs SPG
Herbert Jones ALA 22 1.6
Jordan Bruner ALA 20 1.5
Iverson Molinar MSU 14 1.3
Cameron Matthews MSU 15 1.1
John Petty ALA 13 1.0
Deivon Smith MSU 14 1.0
D.J. Stewart MSU 14 1.0
Abdul Ado MSU 12 0.9

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name BLKs BPG
Abdul Ado MSU 27 1.9
Jordan Bruner ALA 15 1.2
Tolu Smith MSU 17 1.2
Herbert Jones ALA 14 1.0
Alex Reese ALA 8 0.6
Cameron Matthews MSU 5 0.4
Quinten Post MSU 5 0.4
Juwan Gary ALA 4 0.3

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name DREBs REBs RPG
Tolu Smith MSU 71 126 9.0
Abdul Ado MSU 59 91 6.5
Herbert Jones ALA 52 83 5.9
Javian Davis MSU 32 55 5.5
John Petty ALA 57 71 5.5
Jordan Bruner ALA 40 69 5.3
Iverson Molinar MSU 43 48 4.4
Jaden Shackelford ALA 44 59 4.2
James Rojas ALA 35 49 3.8

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Mississippi State vs. Alabama Basketball Series History

Alabama leads 126-77

College Basketball Ratings

Source Mississippi State Alabama
NCAA NET 94 10
Sagarin 83 14
ESPN BPI 64 15
Ken Pomeroy 76 11
Massey Composite 61 10

Mississippi State Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Jalen Johnson F 6′-6″ 210 SR
1 Iverson Molinar G 6′-3″ 190 SO
2 Javian Davis F 6′-9″ 245 SO
3 D.J. Stewart Jr. G 6′-6″ 205 SO
4 Cameron Matthews G 6′-7″ 220 FR
5 Deivon Smith G 6′-1″ 165 FR
11 Andersson Garcia G 6′-7″ 205 FR
20 Derek Fountain F 6′-9″ 210 FR
21 Justin Rumph G 6′-5″ 215 JR
24 Abdul Ado F 6′-11″ 255 SR
25 Isaac Stansbury G 6′-1″ 160 SO
30 Andrew Junkin F 6′-11″ 240 SO
32 Quinten Post F 7′-0″ 240 SO
33 Reggie Morris G 6′-1″ 160 FR
35 Tolu Smith F 6′-10″ 245 SO
55 Keondre Montgomery G 6′-7″ 200 FR

Alabama Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
1 Herbert Jones F 6′-8″ 210 SR
2 Jordan Bruner F 6′-10″ 225 SR
3 Alex Reese F 6′-9″ 230 SR
4 Juwan Gary F 6′-6″ 218 FR
5 Jaden Shackelford G 6′-3″ 200 SO
10 Delaney Heard G 6′-3″ 198
11 Joshua Primo G 6′-6″ 190 FR
12 Darius Miles F 6′-6″ 185 FR
13 Jahvon Quinerly G 6′-1″ 175 SO
14 Keon Ellis G 6′-6″ 170 JR
15 Tyler Barnes F 6′-8″ 201 SR
21 Britton Johnson G 6′-4″ 183 JR
22 Keon Ambrose-Hylton F 6′-8″ 210 FR
23 John Petty Jr. G 6′-5″ 184 SR
24 Jaden Quinerly G 6′-0″ 155 FR
25 Adam Cottrell G 6′-3″ 200 SO
30 Kendall Wall F 6′-5″ 192 SR
33 James Rojas F 6′-8″ 220 JR
34 Paul Stramaglia G 6′-0″ 180 FR
35 Alex Tchikou F 6′-11″ 225 FR

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Mississippi State Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020* Mississippi St 42 Clemson 53
11/26/2020* Liberty 84 Mississippi St 73
11/30/2020 Texas State 51 Mississippi St 68
12/4/2020 North Texas 63 Mississippi St 69
12/8/2020 Jackson State 59 Mississippi St 82
12/12/2020 Mississippi St 82 Dayton 85
12/16/2020 Cent Arkansas 65 Mississippi St 81
12/21/2020 Mississippi Valley 48 Mississippi St 87
12/30/2020 Mississippi St 83 Georgia 73
1/2/2021 Kentucky 78 Mississippi St 73
1/5/2021 Missouri 63 Mississippi St 78
1/9/2021 Mississippi St 84 Vanderbilt 81
1/13/2021 Texas A&M 56 Mississippi St 55
1/16/2021 Florida 69 Mississippi St 72
1/19/2021 Ole Miss 64 Mississippi St 46
1/23/2021 Mississippi St Alabama
1/26/2021 Mississippi St Tennessee
1/30/2021 Iowa State Mississippi St
2/2/2021 Mississippi St Arkansas
2/6/2021 Mississippi St South Carolina
2/10/2021 LSU Mississippi St
2/13/2021 Vanderbilt Mississippi St
2/16/2021 Mississippi St Auburn
2/20/2021 Mississippi St Ole Miss
2/24/2021 South Carolina Mississippi St
2/27/2021 Alabama Mississippi St
3/3/2021 Mississippi St Texas A&M

Alabama Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Jacksonville St 57 Alabama 81
11/30/2020 Stanford 82 Alabama 64
12/1/2020 UNLV 74 Alabama 86
12/2/2020 Providence 71 Alabama 88
12/12/2020 Clemson 64 Alabama 56
12/15/2020 Furman 80 Alabama 83
12/19/2020 Western Kentucky 73 Alabama 71
12/22/2020 ETSU 69 Alabama 85
12/29/2020 Ole Miss 64 Alabama 82
1/2/2021 Alabama 71 Tennessee 63
1/5/2021 Florida 71 Alabama 86
1/9/2021 Alabama 94 Auburn 90
1/12/2021 Alabama 85 Kentucky 65
1/16/2021 Arkansas 59 Alabama 90
1/19/2021 Alabama 105 LSU 75
1/23/2021 Mississippi St Alabama
1/26/2021 Kentucky Alabama
1/30/2021 Alabama Oklahoma
2/3/2021 LSU Alabama
2/6/2021 Alabama Missouri
2/9/2021 Alabama South Carolina
2/13/2021 Georgia Alabama
2/17/2021 Alabama Texas A&M
2/20/2021 Vanderbilt Alabama
2/24/2021 Alabama Arkansas
2/27/2021 Alabama Mississippi St
3/2/2021 Auburn Alabama

Coleman Coliseum
Coleman Coliseum

Injuries and Suspensions

Mississippi State

None reported.

Alabama

[F] 01/13/2021 – Jordan Bruner is out indefinitely (Knee)
[F] 10/21/2020 – Alex Tchikou is out for season (Achilles)

Source: statfox.com

Mississippi State-Alabama Prediction

Alabama 85, Mississippi State 72


Saturday‘s game tips off at 6:00 PM ET. TV: SEC NETWORK.

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