SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Alabama at Mississippi State

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The Alabama Crimson Tide visit the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday in Starkville in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

Alabama scores an average of 82.1 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 74.4 points per contest. Mississippi State scores an average of 74.5 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 63.4 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBM SPG BPG APG TOPG
Alabama 0.409 0.321 0.700 12.94 +4.06 7.00 5.13 14.81 14.81
Mississippi State 0.448 0.345 0.741 11.79 +10.14 8.21 3.86 14.43 14.43
Opp FG% Opp 3PT% RB Off RB Def OFRB% Scor. M 3ptMPG TM PPG Opp PPG
Alabama 0.431 0.301 40.44 36.38 0.34 +7.69 9.44 82.1 74.4
Mississippi State 0.417 0.343 38.64 28.50 0.36 +11.14 6.29 74.5 63.4

Key

FG%– Field goal shootage percentage.
3FG%– Three point field goal shootage percentage.
FT%– Free throw shooting percentage.
OREB– Offensive rebounds per game.
RBM– Average rebounding margin per game.
SPG– Steals per game.
BPG– Blocks per game.
APG– Assists per game.
TOPG– Turnovers per game.
Opp FG%– Opponent field goal percentage made.
Opp 3FG%– Opponent 3-point field goal percentage made.
RB Off– Rebounding Offense.
RB Def– Rebounding defense.
OFRB%– Offensive rebounding percentage.
Scor M– Average game scoring margin.
3 Pt Md PG– Three point shot made per game.
TM PPG– Average points scored per game.
Opp PPG– Average points scored by opponents per game.

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Statistical Leaders

Scoring

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FG 3PTFG FTs Points Avg.
4. Molinar, Iverson MSU 14 80 17 58 235 16.79
6. Shackelford, Jaden Bama 16 90 51 27 258 16.13
9. Quinerly, Jahvon Bama 16 92 24 38 246 15.38

Field Goal %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FGM FGA FG%
6. Molinar, Iverson MSU 14 80 173 0.462
11. Quinerly, Jahvon Bama 16 92 216 0.426
13. Shackelford, Jaden Bama 16 90 222 0.405

3-Point FG Made Per Game

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games 3PT Made Avg. Per Game
1. Shackelford, Jaden Bama 16 51 3.19
13. Ellis, Keon Bama 16 30 1.88
15. Moore, Shakeel MSU 14 24 1.71

Free Throw %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FT Att. FT Made FT%
1. Molinar, Iverson MSU 14 58 65 0.892
2. Ellis, Keon Bama 16 43 49 0.878

Rebounding

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games Off Def Total AVG
9. Brooks, Garrison MSU 14 28 69 97 6.93
11. Ellis, Keon Bama 16 26 74 100 6.25
14. Shackelford, Jaden Bama 16 20 75 95 5.94

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Alabama vs. Mississippi State Basketball Series History

Alabama leds 129-77

Alabama Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Noah Gurley F 6′-8″ 215 SR
1 Jusaun Holt G 6′-6″ 190 FR
2 Darius Miles F 6′-6″ 185 SO
3 JD Davison G 6′-3″ 195 FR
4 Juwan Gary F 6′-6″ 218 SO
5 Jaden Shackelford G 6′-3″ 200 JR
10 Charles Bediako C 7′-0″ 225 FR
12 Delaney Heard G 6′-3″ 198 SO
13 Jahvon Quinerly G 6′-1″ 175 JR
14 Keon Ellis G 6′-6″ 175 SR
15 Tyler Barnes F 6′-8″ 210 SR
21 Britton Johnson G 6′-4″ 185 SR
22 Keon Ambrose-Hylton F 6′-8″ 215 SO
24 Jaden Quinerly G 6′-0″ 155 SO
25 Nimari Burnett G 6′-4″ 190 SO
30 Adam Cottrell G 6′-3″ 200 JR
33 James Rojas F 6′-8″ 220 SR
35 Alex Tchikou F 6′-11″ 230 FR

Mississippi State Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Rocket Watts G 6′-2″ 185 JR
1 Iverson Molinar G 6′-3″ 190 JR
2 Javian Davis F 6′-9″ 240 JR
3 Shakeel Moore G 6′-1″ 185 SO
4 Cameron Matthews G 6′-7″ 225 SO
5 Cam Carter G 6′-3″ 185 FR
10 Garrison Brooks F 6′-9″ 230 SR
11 Andersson Garcia G 6′-7″ 210 SO
12 Keshawn Murphy F 6′-10″ 245 FR
13 D.J. Jeffries F 6′-7″ 225 JR
20 Derek Fountain F 6′-9″ 225 SO
21 Justin Rumph G 6′-5″ 215 SR
24 Tyler Brumfield G 6′-1″ 180 FR
25 Isaac Stansbury G 6′-1″ 160 JR
35 Tolu Smith F 6′-11″ 245 JR
44 Alden Applewhite F 6′-7″ 200 FR

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Alabama Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 Louisiana Tech 64 Alabama 93
11/12/2021 S Dakota St 88 Alabama 104
11/16/2021 South Alabama 68 Alabama 73
11/19/2021 Oakland 59 Alabama 86
11/25/2021 Alabama 72 Iona 68
11/26/2021 Alabama 71 Drake 80
11/28/2021 Miami 64 Alabama 96
12/4/2021 Alabama 91 Gonzaga 82
12/11/2021 Houston 82 Alabama 83
12/14/2021 Alabama 78 Memphis 92
12/18/2021 J’Ville St 59 Alabama 65
12/21/2021 Davidson 79 Alabama 78
12/29/2021 Tennessee 68 Alabama 73
1/5/2022 Alabama 83 Florida 70
1/8/2022 Alabama 86 Missouri 92
1/11/2022 Auburn 81 Alabama 77
1/15/2022 Alabama Mississippi State
1/19/2022 LSU Alabama
1/22/2022 Missouri Alabama
1/25/2022 Alabama Georgia
1/29/2022 Baylor Alabama
2/1/2022 Alabama Auburn
2/5/2022 Kentucky Alabama
2/9/2022 Alabama Ole Miss
2/12/2022 Arkansas Alabama
2/16/2022 Mississippi State Alabama
2/19/2022 Alabama Kentucky
2/22/2022 Alabama Vanderbilt
2/26/2022 South Carolina Alabama
3/2/2022 Texas A&M Alabama
3/5/2022 Alabama LSU

Mississippi State Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/10/2021 North Alabama 49 Mississippi State 75
11/13/2021 Montana 49 Mississippi State 86
11/17/2021 Detroit Mercy 64 Mississippi State 77
11/21/2021 Morehead State 46 Mississippi State 66
11/25/2021 Mississippi State 58 Louisville 72
11/27/2021 Mississippi State 82 Richmond 71
12/2/2021 Lamar 60 Mississippi State 75
12/5/2021 Minnesota 81 Mississippi State 76
12/11/2021 Mississippi State 63 Colorado State 66
12/14/2021 Georgia State 50 Mississippi State 79
12/17/2021 Furman 66 Mississippi State 69
12/21/2021 Winthrop 63 Mississippi State 84
12/29/2021 Arkansas 68 Mississippi State 81
1/5/2022 Mississippi State PPD Missouri PPD
1/8/2022 Mississippi State 72 Ole Miss 82
1/12/2022 Georgia 72 Mississippi State 88
1/15/2022 Alabama Mississippi State
1/19/2022 Mississippi State Florida
1/22/2022 Ole Miss Mississippi State
1/25/2022 Mississippi State Kentucky
1/29/2022 Mississippi State Texas Tech
2/1/2022 South Carolina Mississippi State
2/5/2022 Mississippi State Arkansas
2/9/2022 Tennessee Mississippi State
2/12/2022 Mississippi State LSU
2/16/2022 Mississippi State Alabama
2/19/2022 Missouri Mississippi State
2/23/2022 Mississippi State South Carolina
2/26/2022 Vanderbilt Mississippi State
3/2/2022 Auburn Mississippi State
3/5/2022 Mississippi State Texas A&M

Injuries and Suspensions

Alabama

[F] 11/03/2021 – James Rojas is out indefinitely (Knee)

Mississippi State

[F] 12/01/2021 – Keshawn Murphy is out for season (Redshirt)
[F] 01/12/2022 – Tolu Smith is “?” (COVID-19)

Source: statfox.com

Alabama-Mississippi State Prediction

Mississippi State 76, Alabama 72


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

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