SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Tennessee

Tennessee-Mississippi State basketball game preview

Mississippi State visits Tennessee on Tuesday 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 71.8 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 67.1 points per contest. Tennessee scores an average of 74.0 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 59.8 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Mississippi State 45.9 36.7 63.6 207 42.4 6.6 4.8 12.5 13.6
Mississippi State OPP 41.2 35.8 75.3 143 33.8 6.1 3.5 14.1 12.3
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Tennessee 45.2 33.9 71.2 148 39.7 7.6 5.1 15.2 11.2
Tennessee OPP 39.9 31.2 68.7 120 36.5 5.5 2.2 9.7 16.6

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 Team PPG FG% 3FG% FT%
D.J. Stewart MSU 18.0 44.0 37.7 73.8
Iverson Molinar MSU 17.5 46.7 48.7 81.3
Tolu Smith MSU 13.2 58.3 59.8
John Fulkerson TEN 11.8 53.4 0.0 78.2
Victor Bailey TEN 11.6 43.3 32.8 80.0
Jaden Springer TEN 10.0 53.3 56.3 70.0

STEALS

F.Name L.Name Team STLs SPG
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 20 1.5
Iverson Molinar MSU 18 1.4
Santiago Vescovi TEN 15 1.2
Cameron Matthews MSU 18 1.1
Jaden Springer TEN 12 1.1
D.J. Stewart MSU 18 1.1
Keon Johnson TEN 13 1.0
Abdul Ado MSU 14 0.9

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name Team BLKs BPG
Abdul Ado MSU 33 2.1
Yves Pons TEN 26 2.0
Tolu Smith MSU 17 1.1
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 13 1.0
John Fulkerson TEN 9 0.7
Quinten Post MSU 5 0.4

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name Team DREBs REBs RPG
Tolu Smith MSU 60 141 8.8
Abdul Ado MSU 36 101 6.3
John Fulkerson TEN 25 80 6.2
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 28 72 5.5
Javian Davis MSU 26 61 5.1
Yves Pons TEN 18 65 5.0
Iverson Molinar MSU 5 56 4.3

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Mississippi State vs. Tennessee Basketball Series History

Tennessee leads 85-44.

College Basketball Ratings

Source Mississippi State Tennessee
NCAA NET 92 11
Sagarin 83 12
ESPN BPI 66 10
Ken Pomeroy 81 18
Massey Composite 76 16

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

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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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 73 Alabama 81
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

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 73 Tennessee 64
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

Mississippi State

None reported.

Tennessee

[G] 01/25/2021 – Jaden Springer is “?” Tuesday vs Mississippi St (Ankle)
[F] 01/25/2021 – Corey Walker Jr. is “?” Tuesday vs Mississippi St (Undisclosed)

Source: statfox.com

Mississippi State-Tennessee Prediction

Tennessee 75, Mississippi State 67


Tuesday‘s game tips off at 7:00 PM ET. TV: SEC NETWORK.

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