SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Missouri at Tennessee

Tennessee-Missouri basketball game preview

Missouri visits Tennessee 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

Missouri scores an average of 71.5 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 66.3 points per contest. Tennessee scores an average of 77.2 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 57.2 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Missouri 44.8 27.3 73.3 98 40.4 5.4 2.7 12.5 13.9
Missouri OPP 39.4 27.3 69.5 381 38.1 6.6 3.7 9.7 12.1
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Tennessee 46.7 34.7 74.4 121 40.4 8.1 5.4 15.9 9.9
Tennessee OPP 38.5 30.3 68.3 386 35.1 4.6 1.7 9.2 17.3

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%
Xavier Pinson MIZ 14.0 38.2 25.5 81.5
Victor Bailey TEN 12.3 46.5 34.7 88.9
John Fulkerson TEN 11.9 52.9 0.0 76.5
Dru Smith MIZ 11.7 45.1 36.7 85.7
Jeremiah Tilmon MIZ 11.3 65.2 55.1
Mark Smith MIZ 11.0 41.6 36.0 82.4
Santiago Vescovi TEN 10.1 41.5 41.7 85.7
Jaden Springer TEN 10.0 53.3 56.3 70.0

STEALS

F.Name L.Name STLs SPG
Dru Smith MIZ 21 2.1
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 19 1.7
Keon Johnson TEN 13 1.2
Jaden Springer TEN 12 1.1
Santiago Vescovi TEN 11 1.0

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name BLKs BPG
Yves Pons TEN 23 2.1
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 10 0.9
John Fulkerson TEN 9 0.8
Mitchell Smith MIZ 7 0.7
Dru Smith MIZ 6 0.6
Jeremiah Tilmon MIZ 5 0.5
Parker Braun MIZ 4 0.4
Kobe Brown MIZ 4 0.4
Keon Johnson TEN 4 0.4
Uros Plavsic TEN 3 0.4

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name DREBs REBs RPG
Jeremiah Tilmon MIZ 49 78 7.8
John Fulkerson TEN 50 70 6.4
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 39 62 5.6
Kobe Brown MIZ 41 55 5.5
Yves Pons TEN 41 56 5.1
Mitchell Smith MIZ 38 47 4.7

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Missouri vs. Tennessee Basketball Series History

Tennessee leads 9-7.

College Basketball Ratings

Source Missouri Tennessee
NCAA NET 22 6
Sagarin 37 12
ESPN BPI 43 7
Ken Pomeroy 37 12
Massey Composite 24 6

Missouri Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Torrence Watson G 6′-5″ 205 JR
1 Xavier Pinson G 6′-2″ 170 JR
2 Drew Buggs G 6′-3″ 195 SR
4 Javon Pickett G 6′-5″ 220 JR
5 Mitchell Smith F 6′-10″ 221 SR
10 Evan Yerkes G 6′-3″ 187 JR
11 Ed Chang F 6′-8″ 215 JR
12 Dru Smith G 6′-3″ 203 SR
13 Mark Smith G 6′-5″ 220 SR
23 Jeremiah Tilmon F 6′-10″ 260 SR
24 Kobe Brown F 6′-7″ 240 SO
32 Jordan Wilmore F 7′-3″ 245 FR
42 Parker Braun F 6′-8″ 217 SO

Tennessee Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Davonte Gaines G 6′-7″ 181 SO
3 Drew Pember F 6′-10″ 190 SO
5 Josiah-Jordan James G 6′-6″ 207 SO
10 John Fulkerson F 6′-9″ 215 SR
11 Jaden Springer G 6′-4″ 204 FR
12 Victor Bailey Jr. G 6′-4″ 179 JR
13 Olivier Nkamhoua F 6′-8″ 223 SO
21 Kent Gilbert G 6′-1″ 164 FR
24 Isaiah Sulack G 6′-5″ 170 SO
25 Santiago Vescovi G 6′-3″ 188 SO
30 Brock Jancek F 6′-8″ 222 JR
32 Cole Morris F 6′-9″ 192 FR
33 Uros Plavsic F 7′-0″ 262 SO
35 Yves Pons G 6′-6″ 215 SR
45 Keon Johnson G 6′-5″ 186 FR
55 E.J. Anosike F 6′-7″ 245 SR

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Missouri Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Oral Roberts 64 Missouri 91
12/2/2020 Missouri 83 Oregon 75
12/6/2020 Missouri 72 Wichita State 62
12/9/2020 Liberty 60 Missouri 69
12/12/2020 Illinois 78 Missouri 81
12/22/2020 Bradley 53 Missouri 54
12/30/2020 Tennessee 73 Missouri 53
1/2/2021 Missouri 81 Arkansas 68
1/5/2021 Missouri 63 Mississippi St 78
1/9/2021 LSU PPD Missouri PPD
1/12/2021 Vanderbilt PPD Missouri PPD
1/16/2021 Missouri 68 Texas A&M 52
1/19/2021 South Carolina 70 Missouri 81
1/23/2021 Missouri Tennessee
1/26/2021 Missouri Auburn
1/30/2021 TCU Missouri
2/2/2021 Kentucky Missouri
2/6/2021 Alabama Missouri
2/10/2021 Missouri Ole Miss
2/13/2021 Arkansas Missouri
2/16/2021 Missouri Georgia
2/20/2021 Missouri South Carolina
2/23/2021 Ole Miss Missouri
2/27/2021 Texas A&M Missouri
3/3/2021 Missouri Florida

Tennessee Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
12/8/2020 Colorado 47 Tennessee 56
12/12/2020 Cincinnati 56 Tennessee 65
12/15/2020 Appalachian St 38 Tennessee 79
12/18/2020 Tennessee Tech 49 Tennessee 103
12/21/2020 Saint Joseph’s 66 Tennessee 102
12/22/2020 SC Upstate PPD Tennessee PPD
12/30/2020 Tennessee 73 Missouri 53
1/2/2021 Alabama 71 Tennessee 63
1/6/2021 Arkansas 74 Tennessee 79
1/9/2021 Tennessee 68 Texas A&M 54
1/12/2021 Tennessee PPD South Carolina PPD
1/12/2021 Tennessee PPD Vanderbilt PPD
1/16/2021 Vanderbilt 61 Tennessee 81
1/19/2021 Tennessee 49 Florida 75
1/23/2021 Missouri Tennessee
1/26/2021 Mississippi St Tennessee
1/30/2021 Kansas Tennessee
2/2/2021 Tennessee Ole Miss
2/6/2021 Tennessee Kentucky
2/10/2021 Florida Tennessee
2/13/2021 Tennessee LSU
2/16/2021 South Carolina Tennessee
2/20/2021 Kentucky Tennessee
2/27/2021 Tennessee Auburn
3/3/2021 Georgia Tennessee

Thompson-Boling Arena
Thompson-Boling Arena

Injuries and Suspensions

Missouri

None reported.

Tennessee

[F] 01/19/2021 – Corey Walker Jr. is “?” (Undisclosed)
[G] 01/20/2021 – Jaden Springer is “?” (Ankle)

Source: statfox.com

Missouri-Tennessee Prediction

Tennessee 77, Missouri 65


Saturday‘s game tips off at 8:30 PM ET. TV: SEC NETWORK.

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