SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Ole Miss at Arkansas

Arkansas-Ole Miss basketball game preview

The Ole Miss Rebels encounter the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday in Fayetteville in a momentous 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

Arkansas

Arena Name: Bud Walton Arena

Capacity: 19,200

Year Opened: 1993

Bud Walton Arena

Game Date/Time

Saturday, January 21, 2023, 12:00 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
Ole Miss
68.6
64.9
3.7
57.1
43.3
68.0
29.4
12.1
5.6
17.9
19.2
41.1
34.1
15.9
4.9
13.1
25.3
38.4
0.9
13.4
0.481
Arkansas
75.8
64.2
11.6
75.0
47.2
70.0
28.4
16.1
4.6
22.9
16.1
41.7
30.1
17.9
5.2
10.19
26.38
36.56
1.01
16.62
0.511

Players and Stats

Ole Miss

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Matthew Murrell 11 JR G 6-4 200 15.6 Pts, 3.7 Reb, 2.6 Ast
Jaemyn Brakefield 4 JR F 6-8 216 8.9 Pts, 5.3 Reb, 1.3 Ast
Amaree Abram 1 FR G 6-4 8.2 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 2.1 Ast
Myles Burns 3 SR F 6-6 6.3 Pts, 6.3 Reb, 1.1 Ast
TJ Caldwell 2 FR G 6-4 4.7 Pts, 1.6 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Jayveous McKinnis 0 SR F 6-7 4.7 Pts, 4.1 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Daeshun Ruffin 24 SO G 5-9 160 8.6 Pts, 1.1 Reb, 2.9 Ast
Robert Allen 21 SR F 6-8 230 3.4 Pts, 2.8 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Theo Akwuba 10 SR F 6-11 3.0 Pts, 2.8 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Josh Mballa 33 SR F 6-7 3.9 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.3 Ast
James White 5 SO G 6-5 190 3.1 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Tye Fagan 14 SR G 6-3 195 2.3 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Malique Ewin 12 FR F 6-10 1.4 Pts, 1.1 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Davis Ambuehl 45 FR F 6-7
Cam Brent 55 FR G 5-4
Robert Cowherd 13 FR G 6-5
Bert Passman 23 FR F 6-6

Arkansas

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Ricky Council 1 JR G 6-6 205 18.0 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 2.2 Ast
Anthony Black 0 FR G 6-7 198 12.5 Pts, 5.3 Reb, 3.8 Ast
Davonte Davis 4 JR G 6-3 180 9.5 Pts, 4.3 Reb, 2.7 Ast
Makhi Mitchell 15 SR F 6-9 230 7.8 Pts, 5.9 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Jordan Walsh 13 FR F 6-7 205 7.2 Pts, 3.7 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Trevon Brazile 2 SO F 6-9 215 11.8 Pts, 6.0 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Jalen Graham 11 SR F 6-9 220 5.0 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Nick Smith 3 FR G 6-5 185 12.8 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 1.8 Ast
Makhel Mitchell 22 SR F 6-10 245 3.5 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Kamani Johnson 20 SR F 6-7 215 2.8 Pts, 3.4 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Joseph Pinion 5 FR G 6-5 190 2.7 Pts, 0.6 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Derrian Ford 23 FR G 6-3 205 1.0 Pts, 0.6 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Cade Arbogast 21 JR G 6-3 170 0.5 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Barry Dunning 12 FR G 6-6 195 0.1 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Lawson Blake 45 SO F 6-10 225 0.0 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 0.0 Ast

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Ole Miss Arkansas
ESPN BPI 83 18
Sagarin 86 31
Massey Composite 104 21

Ole Miss vs. Arkansas Basketball Series History

Arkansas leads 51-33

Ole Miss Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Jayveous McKinnis F 6′-7″ 225 SR Pearl, MS
1 Amaree Abram G 6′-4″ 190 FR Port Arthur, TX
2 TJ Caldwell G 6′-4″ 190 FR Dallas, TX
3 Myles Burns F 6′-6″ 210 SR Houston, TX
4 Jaemyn Brakefield F 6′-8″ 220 JR Jackson, MS
5 James White G 6′-5″ 190 SO Conyers, GA
10 Theo Akwuba F 6′-11″ 225 SR Montgomery, AL
11 Matthew Murrell G 6′-4″ 200 JR Memphis, TN
12 Malique Ewin F 6′-10″ 220 FR Lawrenceville, GA
13 Robert Cowherd G 6′-5″ 195 FR Grayson, GA
14 Tye Fagan G 6′-3″ 198 SR Logtown, GA
21 Robert Allen F 6′-8″ 230 SR Orlando, FL
24 Daeshun Ruffin G 5′-9″ 160 SO Jackson, MS
33 Josh Mballa F 6′-7″ 220 SR

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Anthony Black G 6′-7″ 198 FR Duncanville, TX
1 Ricky Council IV G 6′-6″ 205 JR Durham, NC
2 Trevon Brazile F 6′-10″ 212 SO Springfield, MO
3 Nick Smith Jr. G 6′-5″ 185 FR Jacksonville, AR
4 Davonte Davis G 6′-4″ 185 JR Jacksonville, AR
5 Joseph Pinion G 6′-5″ 190 FR Morrilton, AR
11 Jalen Graham F 6′-9″ 225 SR Phoenix, AZ
12 Barry Dunning Jr. G 6′-6″ 195 FR Mobile, AL
13 Jordan Walsh G 6′-7″ 205 FR Desoto, TX
15 Makhi Mitchell F 6′-9″ 230 SR Washington, DC
20 Kamani Johnson F 6′-7″ 230 SR Brooklyn, NY
21 Cade Arbogast G 6′-3″ 180 JR Concord, CA
22 Makhel Mitchell F 6′-10″ 240 SR Washington, DC
23 Derrian Ford G 6′-3″ 205 FR Magnolia, AR
45 Lawson Blake F 6′-10″ 225 SO Fayetteville, AR

Ole Miss Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Alcorn St 58 Ole Miss 73
11/11/2022 FAU 67 Ole Miss 80
11/15/2022 Chattanooga 58 Ole Miss 70
11/18/2022 UT Martin 68 Ole Miss 72
11/24/2022 Ole Miss 72 Stanford 68
11/24/2022 Siena 62 Ole Miss 74
12/3/2022 Ole Miss 57 Memphis 68
12/10/2022 Valparaiso 61 Ole Miss 98
12/14/2022 UCF 72 Ole Miss 61
12/17/2022 Temple 55 Ole Miss 63
12/20/2022 North Alabama 65 Ole Miss 66
12/28/2022 Tennessee 63 Ole Miss 59
1/3/2023 Ole Miss 62 Alabama 84
1/7/2023 Ole Miss 54 Mississippi State 64
1/10/2023 Auburn 82 Ole Miss 73
1/14/2023 Georgia 62 Ole Miss 58
1/17/2023 Ole Miss 70 South Carolina 58
1/21/2023 Ole Miss Arkansas
1/24/2023 Missouri Ole Miss
1/28/2023 Ole Miss Oklahoma St
1/31/2023 Kentucky Ole Miss
2/4/2023 Ole Miss Vanderbilt
2/7/2023 Ole Miss Georgia
2/11/2023 South Carolina Ole Miss
2/15/2023 Ole Miss Florida
2/18/2023 Mississippi State Ole Miss
2/22/2023 Ole Miss Auburn
2/25/2023 LSU Ole Miss
2/28/2023 Texas A&M Ole Miss
3/4/2023 Ole Miss Missouri
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Arkansas Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 N Dakota St 58 Arkansas 76
11/11/2022 Fordham 48 Arkansas 74
11/16/2022 S Dakota St 56 Arkansas 71
11/21/2022 Louisville 54 Arkansas 80
11/22/2022 Creighton 90 Arkansas 87
11/23/2022 Arkansas 78 San Diego St 74
11/28/2022 Troy 61 Arkansas 74
12/3/2022 San José St 59 Arkansas 99
12/6/2022 UNC Greensboro 58 Arkansas 65
12/10/2022 Oklahoma 78 Arkansas 88
12/17/2022 Bradley 57 Arkansas 76
12/21/2022 UNC Asheville 51 Arkansas 85
12/28/2022 Arkansas 57 LSU 60
1/4/2023 Missouri 68 Arkansas 74
1/7/2023 Arkansas 59 Auburn 72
1/11/2023 Alabama 84 Arkansas 69
1/14/2023 Arkansas 84 Vanderbilt 97
1/18/2023 Arkansas 76 Missouri 79
1/21/2023 Ole Miss Arkansas
1/24/2023 LSU Arkansas
1/28/2023 Arkansas Baylor
1/31/2023 Texas A&M Arkansas
2/4/2023 Arkansas South Carolina
2/7/2023 Arkansas Kentucky
2/11/2023 Mississippi State Arkansas
2/15/2023 Arkansas Texas A&M
2/18/2023 Florida Arkansas
2/21/2023 Georgia Arkansas
2/25/2023 Arkansas Alabama
2/28/2023 Arkansas Tennessee
3/4/2023 Kentucky Arkansas
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

Ole Miss

[G] Daeshun Ruffin (Illness) – Questionable
[F] Malique Ewin (Personal) – Questionable

Arkansas

[G] Nick Smith Jr. (Knee) – Out
[F] Trevon Brazile (Knee) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Ole Miss-Arkansas Prediction

Arkansas 77, Ole Miss 73

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Saturday‘s game tips off at 12:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN2.

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