SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Arkansas

Arkansas-Mississippi State basketball game preview

The Mississippi State Bulldogs visit the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday in Fayetteville 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

Mississippi State scores an average of 74.3 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 66.5 points per contest. Arkansas scores an average of 79.3 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 68.6 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBM SPG BPG APG TOPG
Mississippi State 0.476 0.327 0.726 11.43 7.90 8.43 3.71 14.05 12.76
Arkansas 0.459 0.310 0.744 11.14 6.09 8.18 4.41 15.32 13.05
Opp FG% Opp 3PT% RB Off RB Def OFRB% Scor. M 3ptMPG TM PPG Opp PPG
Mississippi State 0.433 0.338 36.86 28.95 0.35 7.81 5.67 74.3 66.5
Arkansas 0.417 0.342 38.41 32.32 0.31 10.73 6.36 79.3 68.6

Key

FG%– Field goal shootage percentage.
3PT%– 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 3PT%– 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.
3ptMPG– Three point shots made per game.
TM PPG– Team’s 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.
2. Notae, JD Ark 21 148 48 54 398 19.0
3. Molinar, Iverson MSU 21 135 21 90 381 18.1

Field Goal %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FGM FGA FG%
3. Molinar, Iverson MSU 21 135 271 0.498
7. Notae, JD Ark 21 148 340 0.435

3-Point FG Made Per Game

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games 3PT Made Avg. Per Game
4. Notae, JD Ark 21 48 2.29

Free Throw %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FT Att. FT Made FT%
1. Molinar, Iverson MSU 21 90 102 0.882
6. Lykes, Chris Ark 22 77 91 0.846
12. Toney, Au’Diese Ark 22 71 92 0.772
15. Notae, JD Ark 21 54 72 0.750

Rebounding

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games Off Def Total Avg. Per Game
2. Williams, Jaylin Ark 22 34 167 201 9.14
9. Brooks, Garrison MSU 21 49 86 135 6.43
19. Toney, Au’Diese Ark 22 51 66 117 5.32

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Mississippi State vs. Arkansas Basketball Series History

Arkansas leads 34-31

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

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Stanley Umude G 6′-6″ 210 SR
1 JD Notae G 6′-2″ 190 SR
2 Khalen Robinson G 6′-0″ 180 SO
3 Trey Wade F 6′-6″ 220 SR
4 Davonte Davis G 6′-4″ 180 SO
5 Au’Diese Toney G 6′-6″ 205 SR
10 Jaylin Williams F 6′-10″ 240 SO
11 Chris Lykes G 5′-7″ 160 SR
13 Chance Moore G 6′-5″ 195 FR
14 Jaxson Robinson G 6′-6″ 185 SO
20 Kamani Johnson F 6′-7″ 235 JR
21 Cade Arbogast G 6′-3″ 170 SO
23 Connor Vanover F 7′-3″ 215 JR
45 Lawson Blake F 6′-10″ 225 FR

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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 76 Mississippi State 78
1/19/2022 Mississippi State 72 Florida 80
1/22/2022 Ole Miss 60 Mississippi State 78
1/25/2022 Mississippi State 74 Kentucky 82
1/29/2022 Mississippi State 50 Texas Tech 76
2/1/2022 South Carolina 64 Mississippi State 78
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

Arkansas Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 Mercer 61 Arkansas 74
11/13/2021 Gardner-Webb 69 Arkansas 86
11/17/2021 Northern Iowa 80 Arkansas 93
11/22/2021 Arkansas 72 Kansas State 64
11/23/2021 Cincinnati 67 Arkansas 73
11/28/2021 Pennsylvania 60 Arkansas 76
12/1/2021 C Arkansas 60 Arkansas 97
12/4/2021 Little Rock 78 Arkansas 93
12/7/2021 Charlotte 66 Arkansas 86
12/11/2021 Arkansas 66 Oklahoma 88
12/18/2021 Hofstra 89 Arkansas 81
12/21/2021 Elon 55 Arkansas 81
12/29/2021 Arkansas 68 Mississippi State 81
1/4/2022 Vanderbilt 75 Arkansas 74
1/8/2022 Arkansas 81 Texas A&M 86
1/12/2022 Missouri 87 Arkansas 43
1/15/2022 Arkansas 65 LSU 58
1/18/2022 South Carolina 59 Arkansas 75
1/22/2022 Texas A&M 73 Arkansas 76
1/26/2022 Arkansas 64 Ole Miss 55
1/29/2022 West Virginia 68 Arkansas 77
2/2/2022 Arkansas 99 Georgia 73
2/5/2022 Mississippi State Arkansas
2/8/2022 Auburn Arkansas
2/12/2022 Arkansas Alabama
2/15/2022 Arkansas Missouri
2/19/2022 Tennessee Arkansas
2/22/2022 Arkansas Florida
2/26/2022 Kentucky Arkansas
3/2/2022 LSU Arkansas
3/5/2022 Arkansas Tennessee

Injuries and Suspensions

Mississippi State

[F] 01/29/2022 – Tolu Smith is out indefinitely (Knee)
[F] 12/01/2021 – Keshawn Murphy is out for season (Redshirt)

Arkansas

None reported.

Source: statfox.com

Mississippi State-Arkansas Prediction

Arkansas 80, Mississippi State 74


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

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