SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Tennessee

Tennessee-Mississippi State basketball game preview

The Mississippi State Bulldogs clash with the Tennessee Volunteers on Wednesday in Knoxville in a much anticipated 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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Venue

Tennessee

Arena Name: Thompson-Boling Arena

Capacity: 21,678

Year Opened: 1987

Thompson-Boling Arena

Team Statistical Comparison

Stat
Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Winning %
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Three Point %
FT Made P/G
Three Pointers P/G
FT Attempts P/G
3-Point Attempts P/G
FG % Defense
3-Point % Defense
Fouls Per Game
Rebound Margin
Rebounds (Off.) P/G
Rebounds (Def) P/G
Rebounds Per Game
Assist/Turnover Ratio
TOs Forced P/G
Effective FG pct
Mississippi State
68.2
54.5
13.6
84.6
42.2
64.8
31.1
12.2
6.8
18.8
21.8
36.6
29.4
13.7
6.8
13.8
26.4
40.2
1.2
16.1
0.480
Tennessee
73.8
53.2
20.5
84.6
41.9
71.4
32.4
16.5
7.8
23.2
24.2
33.2
21.2
16.4
8.5
14.9
26.6
41.5
1.2
18.2
0.485

Players and Stats

Mississippi State

NAME # CL POS HT WT STATS
Tolu Smith 1 SR F 6-10 245 14.8 Pts, 8.5 Reb, 1.8 Ast
D.J. Jeffries 0 SR F 6-7 215 9.7 Pts, 6.3 Reb, 2.2 Ast
Cameron Matthews 4 JR F 6-7 220 6.9 Pts, 4.8 Reb, 2.3 Ast
Dashawn Davis 10 SR G 6-2 185 8.7 Pts, 1.7 Reb, 2.9 Ast
Eric Reed 11 SR G 6-2 190 6.4 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Shakeel Moore 3 JR G 6-1 180 7.0 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 2.3 Ast
Tyler Stevenson 14 SR F 6-8 225 4.2 Pts, 2.9 Reb, 0.6 Ast
William McNair 13 SR F 6-10 265 3.8 Pts, 3.9 Reb, 0.3 Ast
KeShawn Murphy 12 FR F 6-10 245 4.3 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Shawn Jones 30 FR G 6-5 200 4.0 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Kimani Hamilton 5 FR F 6-7 215 2.4 Pts, 1.3 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Jamel Horton 2 SR G 6-4 190 1.5 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Martavious Russell 21 FR G 6-2 185 2.5 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Justin Rumph 15 SR G 6-5 215 1.0 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Isaac Stansbury 25 SR G 6-1 160 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Tyler Brumfield 24 SO G 6-2

Tennessee

NAME # CL POS HT WT STATS
Olivier Nkamhoua 13 SR F 6-8 223 11.5 Pts, 4.9 Reb, 2.7 Ast
Santiago Vescovi 25 SR G 6-3 188 12.7 Pts, 4.3 Reb, 3.5 Ast
Zakai Zeigler 5 SO G 5-9 160 10.7 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 3.3 Ast
Tyreke Key 4 SR G 6-3 205 10.1 Pts, 2.8 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Julian Phillips 2 FR F 6-8 198 10.1 Pts, 5.6 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Jahmai Mashack 15 SO G 6-4 192 5.4 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 1.7 Ast
Jonas Aidoo 0 SO F 6-11 230 4.9 Pts, 5.8 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Uros Plavsic 33 SR C 7-0 262 4.7 Pts, 4.2 Reb, 1.3 Ast
Josiah-Jordan James 30 SR G 6-6 207 8.8 Pts, 4.8 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Tobe Awaka 11 FR F 6-8 250 2.6 Pts, 3.9 Reb, 0.5 Ast
B.J. Edwards 1 FR G 6-3 188 1.6 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Colin Coyne 35 JR F 6-9 239 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Kent Gilbert 21 JR G 6-1 164 0.0 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Alec Kegler 24 SO G 6-4 212 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Kidd Brizek 32 FR G 6-6
D.J. Jefferson 44 FR G 6-5
Evan Shiflet 3 FR G 6-2
Isaiah Sulack 31 SR G 6-5

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Mississippi State Tennessee
ESPN BPI 41 2
Sagarin 63 4
Massey Composite 41 5

Mississippi State vs. Tennessee Basketball Series History

Tennessee leads 88-44

Mississippi State Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 D.J. Jeffries F 6′-7″ 225 SR Olive Branch, MS
1 Tolu Smith F 6′-11″ 245 SR Bay Saint Louis, MS
2 Jamel Horton Jr. G 6′-3″ 200 SR Queens, NY
3 Shakeel Moore G 6′-1″ 190 JR Greensboro, NC
4 Cameron Matthews G 6′-7″ 225 JR Olive Branch, MS
5 Kimani Hamilton F 6′-7″ 215 FR Clinton, MS
10 Dashawn Davis G 6′-2″ 195 SR Bronx, NY
11 Eric Reed Jr. G 6′-2″ 200 SR Baton Rouge, LA
12 KeShawn Murphy F 6′-10″ 235 FR Birmingham, AL
13 Will McNair Jr. F 6′-11″ 265 SR Philadelphia, PA
14 Tyler Stevenson F 6′-8″ 220 SR Columbus, MS
15 Justin Rumph G 6′-5″ 225 SR Birmingham, AL
21 Martavious Russell G 6′-2″ 185 FR Coker, AL
24 Tyler Brumfield G 6′-2″ 180 SO Los Angeles, CA
25 Isaac Stansbury G 6′-1″ 170 SR Bowling Green, KY
30 Shawn Jones Jr. G 6′-5″ 200 FR Houston, TX

Tennessee Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Jonas Aidoo F 6′-11″ 241 SO Durham, NC
1 B.J. Edwards G 6′-3″ 188 FR Knoxville, TN
2 Julian Phillips F 6′-8″ 198 FR Blythewood, SC
3 Evan Shiflet G 6′-2″ 197 FR Nashville, TN
4 Tyreke Key G 6′-2″ 211 SR Celina, TN
5 Zakai Zeigler G 5′-9″ 171 SO Long Island, NY
11 Tobe Awaka F 6′-8″ 250 FR Hyde Park, NY
13 Olivier Nkamhoua F 6′-9″ 236 SR
15 Jahmai Mashack G 6′-4″ 201 SO Fontana, CA
21 Kent Gilbert G 6′-1″ 178 JR Greenville, NC
24 Alec Kegler F 6′-4″ 212 SO Clarksville, TN
25 Santiago Vescovi G 6′-3″ 192 SR
30 Josiah-Jordan James G 6′-6″ 224 SR Charleston, SC
31 Isaiah Sulack G 6′-5″ 192 JR Knoxville, TN
32 Kidd Brizek G 6′-6″ 194 FR Powdersville, SC
33 Uros Plavsic F 7′-1″ 265 SR
35 Colin Coyne F 6′-9″ 239 JR Fredericksburg, VA
44 D.J. Jefferson G 6′-5″ 207 FR Richardson, TX

Mississippi State Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Texas A&M-CC 44 Mississippi State 63
11/11/2022 Mississippi State 73 Akron 54
11/13/2022 AR-Pine Bluff 47 Mississippi State 80
11/17/2022 South Dakota 42 Mississippi State 79
11/21/2022 Marquette 55 Mississippi State 58
11/23/2022 Utah 49 Mississippi State 52
11/28/2022 Omaha 54 Mississippi State 74
12/3/2022 Miss Valley St 52 Mississippi State 82
12/11/2022 Mississippi State 69 Minnesota 51
12/14/2022 Jackson St 59 Mississippi State 69
12/17/2022 Nicholls 66 Mississippi State 68
12/20/2022 Drake 58 Mississippi State 52
12/28/2022 Alabama 78 Mississippi State 67
1/3/2023 Mississippi State Tennessee
1/7/2023 Ole Miss Mississippi State
1/11/2023 Mississippi State Georgia
1/14/2023 Mississippi State Auburn
1/17/2023 Tennessee Mississippi State
1/21/2023 Florida Mississippi State
1/25/2023 Mississippi State Alabama
1/28/2023 TCU Mississippi State
1/31/2023 Mississippi State South Carolina
2/4/2023 Missouri Mississippi State
2/8/2023 LSU Mississippi State
2/11/2023 Mississippi State Arkansas
2/15/2023 Kentucky Mississippi State
2/18/2023 Mississippi State Ole Miss
2/21/2023 Mississippi State Missouri
2/25/2023 Texas A&M Mississippi State
2/28/2023 South Carolina Mississippi State
3/4/2023 Mississippi State Vanderbilt
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL

Tennessee Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Tennessee Tech 43 Tennessee 75
11/13/2022 Colorado 78 Tennessee 66
11/16/2022 FGCU 50 Tennessee 81
11/23/2022 Butler 45 Tennessee 71
11/24/2022 Tennessee 73 USC 66
11/25/2022 Tennessee 64 Kansas 50
11/30/2022 McNeese 40 Tennessee 76
12/4/2022 Alcorn St 40 Tennessee 94
12/7/2022 E Kentucky 49 Tennessee 84
12/11/2022 Maryland 53 Tennessee 56
12/17/2022 Tennessee 70 Arizona 75
12/21/2022 Austin Peay 44 Tennessee 86
12/28/2022 Tennessee 63 Ole Miss 59
1/3/2023 Mississippi State Tennessee
1/7/2023 Tennessee South Carolina
1/10/2023 Vanderbilt Tennessee
1/14/2023 Kentucky Tennessee
1/17/2023 Tennessee Mississippi State
1/21/2023 Tennessee LSU
1/25/2023 Georgia Tennessee
1/28/2023 Texas Tennessee
2/1/2023 Tennessee Florida
2/4/2023 Auburn Tennessee
2/8/2023 Tennessee Vanderbilt
2/11/2023 Missouri Tennessee
2/15/2023 Alabama Tennessee
2/18/2023 Tennessee Kentucky
2/21/2023 Tennessee Texas A&M
2/25/2023 South Carolina Tennessee
2/28/2023 Arkansas Tennessee
3/4/2023 Tennessee Auburn
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Injuries and Suspensions

Mississippi State

[G] Shawn Jones Jr. (Leg) – Questionable

Tennessee

[G] Josiah-Jordan James (Ankle) – Questionable
[G] D.J. Jefferson (Redshirt) – Out
Source: statfox.com

Mississippi State-Tennessee Prediction

Tennessee 74, Mississippi State 62

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Wednesday‘s game tips off at 7:00 PM ET ET. TV: SEC Network+.

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