SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Tennessee at Mississippi State

Tennessee and Mississippi State basketball game preview

The Tennessee Volunteers visit the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Wednesday 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

Tennessee scores an average of 74.2 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 63.3 points per contest. 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.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBM SPG BPG APG TOPG
Tennessee 0.437 0.335 0.688 12.33 3.10 9.95 4.48 16.95 12.95
Mississippi State 0.476 0.327 0.726 11.43 7.90 8.43 3.71 14.05 12.76
Opp FG% Opp 3PT% RB Off RB Def OFRB% Scor. M 3ptMPG TM PPG Opp PPG
Tennessee 0.419 0.330 36.57 33.48 0.33 10.90 8.90 74.2 63.3
Mississippi State 0.433 0.338 36.86 28.95 0.35 7.81 5.67 74.3 66.5

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.
3. Molinar, Iverson MSU 21 135 21 90 381 18.1
9. Vescovi, Santiago UT 21 95 63 40 293 14.0
11. Chandler, Kennedy UT 20 102 23 40 267 13.4

Field Goal %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FGM FGA FG%
3. Molinar, Iverson MSU 21 135 271 0.498
6. Chandler, Kennedy UT 20 102 234 0.436

3-Point FG Made Per Game

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games 3PT Made Avg. Per Game
2. Vescovi, Santiago UT 21 63 3.00

Free Throw %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FT Att. FT Made FT%
1. Molinar, Iverson MSU 21 90 102 0.882

Rebounding

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games Off Def Total Avg. Per Game
9. Brooks, Garrison MSU 21 49 86 135 6.43
17. Nkamhoua, Olivier UT 21 39 80 119 5.67
17. James, Josiah-Jordan UT 18 24 78 102 5.67

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Tennessee vs. Mississippi State Basketball Series History

Tennessee leads 86-44

Tennessee Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Jonas Aidoo F 6′-11″ 234 FR
1 Kennedy Chandler G 6′-0″ 171 FR
2 Brandon Huntley-Hatfield F 6′-10″ 246 FR
3 Quentin Diboundje G 6′-5″ 217 FR
5 Zakai Zeigler G 5′-9″ 167 FR
10 John Fulkerson F 6′-9″ 219 SR
12 Victor Bailey Jr. G 6′-4″ 182 SR
13 Olivier Nkamhoua F 6′-8″ 232 JR
15 Jahmai Mashack G 6′-4″ 196 FR
21 Kent Gilbert G 6′-1″ 175 SO
24 Justin Powell G 6′-6″ 197 SO
25 Santiago Vescovi G 6′-3″ 191 JR
30 Josiah-Jordan James G 6′-6″ 214 JR
31 Isaiah Sulack G 6′-5″ 186 JR
32 Handje Tamba F 6′-11″ 229 FR
33 Uros Plavsic F 7′-0″ 251 JR
35 Brock Jancek F 6′-8″ 228 SR

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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Tennessee Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 UT Martin 62 Tennessee 90
11/14/2021 ETSU 62 Tennessee 94
11/20/2021 Villanova 71 Tennessee 53
11/21/2021 Tennessee 89 North Carolina 72
11/26/2021 Tennessee Tech 69 Tennessee 80
11/30/2021 Presbyterian 44 Tennessee 85
12/4/2021 Tennessee 59 Colorado 54
12/7/2021 Texas Tech 57 Tennessee 52
12/11/2021 UNC Greensboro 36 Tennessee 76
12/14/2021 SC Upstate 52 Tennessee 96
12/18/2021 Tennessee Canc. Memphis Canc.
12/22/2021 Arizona 73 Tennessee 77
12/29/2021 Tennessee 68 Alabama 73
1/5/2022 Ole Miss 60 Tennessee 66
1/8/2022 Tennessee 67 LSU 79
1/11/2022 South Carolina 46 Tennessee 66
1/15/2022 Tennessee 79 Kentucky 107
1/18/2022 Tennessee 68 Vanderbilt 60
1/22/2022 LSU 50 Tennessee 64
1/26/2022 Florida 71 Tennessee 78
1/29/2022 Tennessee 51 Texas 52
2/1/2022 Texas A&M 80 Tennessee 90
2/5/2022 Tennessee 81 South Carolina 57
2/9/2022 Tennessee Mississippi State
2/12/2022 Vanderbilt Tennessee
2/15/2022 Kentucky Tennessee
2/19/2022 Tennessee Arkansas
2/22/2022 Tennessee Missouri
2/26/2022 Auburn Tennessee
3/1/2022 Tennessee Georgia
3/5/2022 Arkansas Tennessee

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 55 Arkansas 63
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

Tennessee

[F] 02/05/2022 – Olivier Nkamhoua left last game, is “?” (Leg)

Mississippi State

[F] 12/01/2021 – Keshawn Murphy is out for season (Redshirt)

Source: statfox.com

Tennessee-Mississippi State Prediction

Mississippi State 69, Tennessee 67


Wednesday‘s game tips off at 9:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN2.

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