SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Arkansas

Arkansas-Mississippi State basketball game preview

Mississippi St visits Arkansas 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 72.0 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 65.8 points per contest. Arkansas scores an average of 83.9 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 70.7 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Mississippi State 45.5 36.4 64.2 239 42.6 6.8 4.7 12.7 13.7
Mississippi State OPP 40.7 33.8 74.8 163 33.8 6.1 3.6 13.8 12.7
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Arkansas 45.5 34.5 73.0 237 44.6 8.3 5.1 15.1 13.0
Arkansas OPP 42.1 30.5 69.6 168 38.2 6.8 3.8 11.6 15.1

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%
Iverson Molinar MSU 17.6 47.8 51.1 81.1
D.J. Stewart MSU 17.6 42.6 36.8 75.7
Moses Moody ARK 16.6 45.6 35.7 79.8
JD Notae ARK 13.9 38.6 33.3 78.1
Tolu Smith MSU 12.9 57.6 63.0
Justin Smith ARK 11.4 48.2 21.4 57.9
Desi Sills ARK 11.2 46.3 33.9 71.7
Jalen Tate ARK 10.9 52.0 40.0 61.5

STEALS

F.Name L.Name Team STLs SPG
Desi Sills ARK 26 1.4
Jalen Tate ARK 25 1.4
Iverson Molinar MSU 19 1.3
Davonte Davis ARK 19 1.2
JD Notae ARK 22 1.2
D.J. Stewart MSU 21 1.2
Cameron Matthews MSU 20 1.1
Moses Moody ARK 18 1.0
Justin Smith ARK 12 0.9

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name Team BLKs BPG
Abdul Ado MSU 34 1.9
Connor Vanover ARK 35 1.9
Tolu Smith MSU 17 0.9
Jaylin Williams ARK 12 0.8
Moses Moody ARK 10 0.6
Ethan Henderson ARK 5 0.5
Quinten Post MSU 8 0.5
Justin Smith ARK 7 0.5
Javian Davis MSU 5 0.4
Cameron Matthews MSU 7 0.4
JD Notae ARK 8 0.4

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name Team DREBs REBs RPG
Tolu Smith MSU 66 88 8.6
Abdul Ado MSU 46 74 6.7
Justin Smith ARK 46 44 6.4
Moses Moody ARK 40 60 5.6
Connor Vanover ARK 21 80 5.6
Javian Davis MSU 27 41 4.9
Jaylin Williams ARK 19 49 4.3
Iverson Molinar MSU 5 57 4.1

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Mississippi State vs. Arkansas Basketball Series History

Arkansas leads 33-31.

College Basketball Ratings

Source Mississippi State Arkansas
NCAA NET 82 32
Sagarin 71 23
ESPN BPI 55 22
Ken Pomeroy 68 31
Massey Composite 77 37

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

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Justin Smith F 6′-7″ 230 SR
1 JD Notae G 6′-1″ 195 JR
2 Vance Jackson F 6′-9″ 238 SR
3 Desi Sills G 6′-1″ 202 JR
4 Davonte Davis G 6′-3″ 180 FR
5 Moses Moody G 6′-6″ 205 FR
10 Jaylin Williams F 6′-10″ 245 FR
11 Jalen Tate G 6′-6″ 175 SR
12 Khalen Robinson G 6′-0″ 175 FR
13 Emeka Obukwelu F 6′-8″ 235 SR
14 Brandon Kimble F 6′-7″ 180 SR
22 Abayomi Iyiola F 6′-9″ 230 JR
23 Connor Vanover F 7′-3″ 247 SO
24 Ethan Henderson F 6′-8″ 210 JR
33 Bryson Morehead F 6′-8″ 160 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 73 Alabama 81
1/26/2021 Mississippi St 53 Tennessee 56
1/30/2021 Iowa State 56 Mississippi St 95
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

Arkansas Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Miss Valley St 62 Arkansas 142
11/28/2020 North Texas 54 Arkansas 69
12/2/2020 UT Arlington 60 Arkansas 72
12/5/2020 Lipscomb 50 Arkansas 86
12/8/2020 Arkansas PPD Tulsa PPD
12/9/2020 Southern 44 Arkansas 79
12/12/2020 Cent Arkansas 75 Arkansas 100
12/20/2020 Oral Roberts 76 Arkansas 87
12/22/2020 Abil Christian 72 Arkansas 85
12/30/2020 Arkansas 97 Auburn 85
1/2/2021 Missouri 81 Arkansas 68
1/6/2021 Arkansas 74 Tennessee 79
1/9/2021 Georgia 69 Arkansas 99
1/13/2021 Arkansas 76 LSU 92
1/16/2021 Arkansas 59 Alabama 90
1/20/2021 Auburn 73 Arkansas 75
1/23/2021 Arkansas 92 Vanderbilt 71
1/27/2021 Ole Miss 59 Arkansas 74
1/30/2021 Arkansas 77 Oklahoma State 81
2/2/2021 Mississippi St Arkansas
2/6/2021 Texas A&M Arkansas
2/9/2021 Arkansas Kentucky
2/13/2021 Arkansas Missouri
2/16/2021 Florida Arkansas
2/20/2021 Arkansas Texas A&M
2/24/2021 Alabama Arkansas
2/27/2021 LSU Arkansas
3/2/2021 Arkansas South Carolina

Bud Walton Arena
Bud Walton Arena

Injuries and Suspensions

Mississippi State

None reported.

Arkansas

[F] 01/11/2021 – Abayomi Iyiola is out indefinitely (Knee)
[G] 01/10/2021 – Khalen Robinson is out for season (Foot)
[F] 01/31/2021 – Jaylin Williams injured last game, is “?” (Knee)

Source: statfox.com

Mississippi State-Arkansas Prediction

Arkansas 82, Mississippi State 77


Tuesday‘s game tips off at 9:00 PM ET. TV: SEC NETWORK.

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