SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Florida at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-Florida basketball game preview

The Florida Gators entertain the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday in Starkville in a crucial 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.

John H. Sanford, 14Powers SEC Basketball

Venue

Mississippi State

Arena Name: Humphrey Coliseum

Capacity: 10,575

Year Opened: 1975

Humphrey Coliseum

Game Date/Time

Saturday, January 21, 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
Florida
74.2
66.5
7.8
56.2
45.1
75.4
33
15.8
6.6
20.9
20.1
40.2
33.2
17.3
0.3
8.38
27.62
36.0
1.01
13.25
0.508
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

Players and Stats

Florida

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Colin Castleton 12 SR F 6-11 231 14.9 Pts, 8.1 Reb, 2.7 Ast
Will Richard 5 SO G 6-5 195 10.1 Pts, 4.3 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Trey Bonham 2 JR G 6-0 170 8.5 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Kowacie Reeves 14 SO G 6-6 182 9.1 Pts, 3.2 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Kyle Lofton 11 SR G 6-3 190 8.8 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 3.0 Ast
Alex Fudge 3 SO F 6-8 185 7.5 Pts, 5.2 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Riley Kugel 24 FR G 6-5 207 6.2 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 0.7 Ast
Myreon Jones 0 SR G 6-3 180 4.8 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 1.8 Ast
Jason Jitoboh 33 SR C 6-11 285 2.6 Pts, 1.4 Reb, 0.5 Ast
CJ Felder 1 SR F 6-7 230 2.5 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Denzel Aberdeen 10 FR G 6-5 189 1.7 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Niels Lane 4 JR G 6-5 206 1.8 Pts, 0.6 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Aleksander Szymczyk 13 FR F 6-10 240 0.8 Pts, 0.4 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Alex Klatsky 21 JR G 6-4 185 0.8 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Jack May 20 SO G 6-4 175 0.5 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast

Mississippi State

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Tolu Smith 1 SR F 6-10 245 13.8 Pts, 7.9 Reb, 1.6 Ast
D.J. Jeffries 0 SR F 6-7 215 9.3 Pts, 6.2 Reb, 1.8 Ast
Shakeel Moore 3 JR G 6-1 180 8.0 Pts, 2.9 Reb, 2.1 Ast
Dashawn Davis 10 SR G 6-2 185 8.1 Pts, 1.7 Reb, 3.3 Ast
Cameron Matthews 4 JR F 6-7 220 6.4 Pts, 5.1 Reb, 2.1 Ast
Eric Reed 11 SR G 6-2 190 5.6 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Tyler Stevenson 14 SR F 6-8 225 4.0 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 0.5 Ast
William McNair 13 SR F 6-10 265 3.7 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 0.2 Ast
KeShawn Murphy 12 FR F 6-10 245 4.0 Pts, 1.9 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Kimani Hamilton 5 FR F 6-7 215 2.6 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Shawn Jones 30 FR G 6-5 200 2.7 Pts, 1.9 Reb, 0.4 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 2.1 Pts, 0.8 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

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Florida Mississippi State
ESPN BPI 38 48
Sagarin 39 71
Massey Composite 53 56

Florida vs. Mississippi State Basketball Series History

Florida leads 66-52

Florida Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Myreon Jones G 6′-3″ 177 SR Birmingham, AL
1 CJ Felder F 6′-7″ 240 SR Sumter, SC
2 Trey Bonham G 6′-0″ 170 JR Mobile, AL
3 Alex Fudge F 6′-9″ 194 SO Jacksonville, FL
4 Niels Lane G 6′-5″ 215 JR Freehold, NJ
5 Will Richard G 6′-4″ 206 SO Fairburn, GA
10 Denzel Aberdeen G 6′-5″ 189 FR Orlando, FL
11 Kyle Lofton G 6′-3″ 186 SR Hillside, NJ
12 Colin Castleton F 6′-11″ 240 SR Deland, FL
13 Aleks Szymczyk F 6′-10″ 233 FR
14 Kowacie Reeves G 6′-6″ 190 SO Macon, GA
20 Jack May G 6′-4″ 195 SO Boca Raton, FL
21 Alex Klatsky G 6′-4″ 206 JR Colts Neck, NJ
24 Riley Kugel G 6′-5″ 207 FR Orlando, FL
33 Jason Jitoboh C 6′-11″ 300 SR

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

Florida Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Stony Brook 45 Florida 81
11/11/2022 Kennesaw St 78 Florida 88
11/14/2022 FAU 76 Florida 74
11/18/2022 Florida 76 Florida State 67
11/24/2022 Florida 83 Xavier 90
11/25/2022 Oregon St 68 Florida 81
11/30/2022 FAMU 62 Florida 102
12/4/2022 Stetson 51 Florida 89
12/7/2022 UConn 75 Florida 54
12/14/2022 Ohio 48 Florida 82
12/20/2022 Florida 53 Oklahoma 62
12/28/2022 Florida 58 Auburn 61
1/4/2023 Texas A&M 66 Florida 63
1/7/2023 Georgia 75 Florida 82
1/10/2023 Florida 67 LSU 56
1/14/2023 Missouri 64 Florida 73
1/18/2023 Florida 52 Texas A&M 54
1/21/2023 Florida Mississippi State
1/25/2023 South Carolina Florida
1/28/2023 Florida Kansas St
2/1/2023 Tennessee Florida
2/4/2023 Florida Kentucky
2/8/2023 Florida Alabama
2/11/2023 Vanderbilt Florida
2/15/2023 Ole Miss Florida
2/18/2023 Florida Arkansas
2/22/2023 Kentucky Florida
2/25/2023 Florida Vanderbilt
2/28/2023 Florida Georgia
3/4/2023 LSU Florida
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

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 63 Auburn 69
1/17/2023 Tennessee 70 Mississippi State 59
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

Injuries and Suspensions

Florida

None reported

Mississippi State

[G] Jamel Horton (Undisclosed) – Questionable

Source: statfox.com

Florida-Mississippi State Prediction

Mississippi State 69, Florida 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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