SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Auburn

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs host the Auburn Tigers on Saturday in Auburn in a significant 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

Auburn

Arena Name: Auburn Arena

Capacity: 9,121

Year Opened: 2010

Auburn Arena

Game Date/Time

Saturday, January 14, 2023, 8:30 PM ET

Team Statistical Comparison

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
65.8
56.8
9.1
75.0
41.1
59.9
30.3
11.6
6.5
19.3
21.4
38.2
30.2
14.1
4.6
13.75
25.12
38.88
1.23
16.06
0.467
Auburn
72.7
63.2
9.5
81.2
43.8
68.5
29.2
15.2
6.0
22.2
20.6
39.3
27.0
19.0
4.8
13.19
25.69
38.88
1.09
13.94
0.489

Players and Stats

Mississippi State

           
Tolu Smith 1 SR F 6-10 245 13.6 Pts, 7.6 Reb, 1.7 Ast
D.J. Jeffries 0 SR F 6-7 215 9.2 Pts, 6.2 Reb, 2.0 Ast
Cameron Matthews 4 JR F 6-7 220 6.6 Pts, 4.9 Reb, 2.2 Ast
Shakeel Moore 3 JR G 6-1 180 7.2 Pts, 2.9 Reb, 2.1 Ast
Dashawn Davis 10 SR G 6-2 185 7.7 Pts, 1.6 Reb, 3.1 Ast
Eric Reed 11 SR G 6-2 190 5.9 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Tyler Stevenson 14 SR F 6-8 225 4.5 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 0.6 Ast
William McNair 13 SR F 6-10 265 4.0 Pts, 3.8 Reb, 0.3 Ast
KeShawn Murphy 12 FR F 6-10 245 4.2 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Kimani Hamilton 5 FR F 6-7 215 2.8 Pts, 1.1 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Shawn Jones 30 FR G 6-5 200 3.4 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Jamel Horton 2 SR G 6-4 190 1.4 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Martavious Russell 21 FR G 6-2 185 2.4 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.1 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

Auburn

ALA            
Wendell Green 1 JR G 5-11 170 13.4 Pts, 3.8 Reb, 3.8 Ast
Johni Broome 4 SO F 6-10 235 13.3 Pts, 8.9 Reb, 1.3 Ast
Jaylin Williams 2 SR F 6-8 230 9.9 Pts, 5.0 Reb, 2.2 Ast
Allen Flanigan 22 SR G 6-6 215 8.6 Pts, 4.6 Reb, 1.5 Ast
K.D. Johnson 0 JR G 6-1 190 8.5 Pts, 1.7 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Chris Moore 5 JR F 6-6 240 6.0 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Dylan Cardwell 44 JR C 6-11 250 4.4 Pts, 4.4 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Zep Jasper 12 SR G 6-1 175 3.4 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Yohan Traore 21 FR F 6-10 225 2.7 Pts, 1.7 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Tre Donaldson 3 FR G 6-2 190 2.4 Pts, 1.7 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Chance Westry 10 FR G 6-6 190 2.5 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Lior Berman 24 SR G 6-4 215 1.3 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Babatunde Akingbola 23 SR C 6-10 245 0.3 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Jalen Harper 55 SR G 6-2 170 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Chandler Leopard 25 SR G 6-3 195 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Carter Sobera 20 JR G 6-5 187 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Haston Alexander 42 FR C 6-10
Presley Patterson 14 FR G 5-11

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Mississippi State Auburn
ESPN BPI 46 19
Sagarin 70 24
Massey Composite 46 18

Mississippi State vs. Auburn Basketball Series History

Auburn leads 80-70

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

Auburn Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 K.D. Johnson G 6′-0″ 185 JR Atlanta, GA
1 Wendell Green Jr. G 5′-11″ 175 JR Detroit, MI
2 Jaylin Williams F 6′-8″ 230 SR Nahunta, GA
3 Tre Donaldson G 6′-2″ 190 FR Tallahassee, FL
4 Johni Broome F 6′-10″ 235 SO Plant City, FL
5 Chris Moore F 6′-6″ 230 JR West Memphis, AR
10 Chance Westry G 6′-6″ 190 FR Harrisburg, PA
12 Zep Jasper G 6′-1″ 190 SR Augusta, GA
14 Presley Patterson G 5′-11″ 175 FR Knoxville, TN
20 Carter Sobera G 6′-5″ 200 JR Birmingham, AL
21 Yohan Traore F 6′-10″ 225 FR
22 Allen Flanigan G 6′-6″ 220 SR Little Rock, AR
23 Babatunde Akingbola C 6′-10″ 245 SR
24 Lior Berman G 6′-4″ 215 SR Birmingham, AL
25 Chandler Leopard G 6′-3″ 195 SR Athens, AL
42 Haston Alexander C 6′-10″ 230 FR Tuscumbia, AL
44 Dylan Cardwell C 6′-11″ 256 JR Augusta, GA
55 Jalen Harper G 6′-0″ 175 SR Mableton, GA

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 53 Tennessee 87
1/7/2023 Ole Miss 54 Mississippi State 64
1/11/2023 Mississippi State 50 Georgia 58
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

Auburn Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 George Mason 52 Auburn 70
11/11/2022 South Florida 59 Auburn 67
11/15/2022 Winthrop 65 Auburn 89
11/18/2022 Texas Southern 56 Auburn 72
11/22/2022 Bradley 64 Auburn 85
11/23/2022 Auburn 43 Northwestern 42
11/27/2022 Saint Louis 60 Auburn 65
12/2/2022 Colgate 66 Auburn 93
12/10/2022 Auburn 73 Memphis 82
12/14/2022 Georgia St 64 Auburn 72
12/18/2022 Auburn 71 USC 74
12/21/2022 Auburn 84 Washington 61
12/28/2022 Florida 58 Auburn 61
1/4/2023 Auburn 64 Georgia 76
1/7/2023 Arkansas 59 Auburn 72
1/10/2023 Auburn 82 Ole Miss 73
1/14/2023 Mississippi State Auburn
1/18/2023 Auburn LSU
1/21/2023 Auburn South Carolina
1/25/2023 Texas A&M Auburn
1/28/2023 Auburn West Virginia
2/1/2023 Georgia Auburn
2/4/2023 Auburn Tennessee
2/7/2023 Auburn Texas A&M
2/11/2023 Alabama Auburn
2/14/2023 Missouri Auburn
2/18/2023 Auburn Vanderbilt
2/22/2023 Ole Miss Auburn
2/25/2023 Auburn Kentucky
3/1/2023 Auburn Alabama
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] Jamel Horton (Undisclosed) – Questionable

Auburn

[F] Chris Moore (Shoulder) – Questionable

Source: statfox.com

Mississippi State-Auburn Prediction

Auburn 69, Mississippi State 67

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

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

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