SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Alabama

Alabama-Mississippi State basketball game preview

The Mississippi State Bulldogs face off with the Alabama Crimson Tide on Wednesday in Tuscaloosa in an important 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

Alabama

Arena Name: Coleman Coliseum

Capacity: 15,383

Year Opened: 1968

Coleman Coliseum

Game Date/Time

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 9:00 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
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
Alabama
83.0
69.7
13.3
87.5
44.5
70.7
35.4
18.4
9.8
26.1
27.8
38.0
27.5
18.9
7.8
13.19
32.38
45.56
0.95
12.5
0.524

Players and Stats

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

Alabama

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Garrett Hicks 10 SR G 6-0 160 14.9 Pts, 3.6 Reb, 2.1 Ast
Dailin Smith 15 JR G 6-6 185 10.4 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Messiah Thompson 1 JR G 5-8 10.5 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 3.4 Ast
Olisa Blaise Akonobi 33 SR C 6-11 7.5 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Omari Peek 2 JR F 6-6 5.8 Pts, 1.3 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Lorenzo Downey 22 SO G 6-5 5.2 Pts, 1.4 Reb, 0.7 Ast
Cameron Tucker 3 SR G 6-1 170 5.3 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 2.9 Ast
EJ Williams 34 SR C 6-10 275 2.9 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Austin Harvell 11 JR F 6-6 3.9 Pts, 1.4 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Brandon Powell 12 SR G 6-3 205 2.6 Pts, 3.7 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Jayland Randall 0 FR G 6-5 3.4 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Xavier Brewer 13 SR F 6-9 1.6 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 0.4 Ast
William Tavares de Brito 30 SO C 6-10 1.6 Pts, 1.1 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Eric Lee 24 JR G 6-4 195 1.1 Pts, 1.1 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Caleb Blackwell 4 FR G 6-0 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Mississippi State Alabama
ESPN BPI 52 3
Sagarin 70 2
Massey Composite 65 2

Mississippi State vs. Alabama Basketball Series History

Alabama leads 130-78

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

Alabama Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Jaden Bradley G 6′-3″ 185 FR Rochester, NY
1 Mark Sears G 6′-1″ 185 JR Muscle Shoals, AL
2 Darius Miles F 6′-6″ 185 JR Washington, DC
3 Rylan Griffen G 6′-5″ 180 FR Dallas, TX
4 Noah Gurley F 6′-8″ 215 SR Fayetteville, GA
5 Jahvon Quinerly G 6′-1″ 175 SR Hackensack, NJ
10 Dominick Welch G 6′-5″ 205 SR Buffalo, NY
12 Delaney Heard G 6′-3″ 198 JR Canton, GA
14 Charles Bediako C 7′-0″ 225 SO Brampton, ON
15 Noah Clowney F 6′-10″ 210 FR Roebuck, SC
23 Nick Pringle F 6′-9″ 220 JR Seabrook, SC
24 Brandon Miller F 6′-9″ 200 FR Antioch, TN
25 Nimari Burnett G 6′-4″ 190 SO Chicago, IL
30 Adam Cottrell G 6′-3″ 200 SR Flowery Branch, GA
31 Max Scharnowski F 6′-6″ 205 JR Elgin, IL
32 Kai Spears G 6′-2″ 160 FR Pittsburgh, PA
34 Jaden Quinerly G 6′-0″ 155 JR Hackensack, NJ

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 61 Mississippi State 59
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

Alabama Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Longwood 54 Alabama 75
11/11/2022 Liberty 59 Alabama 95
11/15/2022 Alabama 65 South Alabama 55
11/18/2022 J’Ville St 62 Alabama 104
11/24/2022 Alabama 81 Michigan St 70
11/25/2022 UConn 82 Alabama 67
12/3/2022 S Dakota St 65 Alabama 78
12/10/2022 Alabama 71 Houston 65
12/13/2022 Memphis 88 Alabama 91
12/17/2022 Alabama 90 Gonzaga 100
12/20/2022 Jackson St 64 Alabama 84
12/28/2022 Alabama 78 Mississippi State 67
1/3/2023 Ole Miss 62 Alabama 84
1/7/2023 Kentucky 52 Alabama 78
1/11/2023 Alabama 84 Arkansas 69
1/14/2023 LSU 66 Alabama 106
1/17/2023 Alabama 78 Vanderbilt 66
1/21/2023 Alabama 85 Missouri 64
1/25/2023 Mississippi State Alabama
1/28/2023 Alabama Oklahoma
1/31/2023 Vanderbilt Alabama
2/4/2023 Alabama LSU
2/8/2023 Florida Alabama
2/11/2023 Alabama Auburn
2/15/2023 Alabama Tennessee
2/18/2023 Georgia Alabama
2/22/2023 Alabama South Carolina
2/25/2023 Arkansas Alabama
3/1/2023 Auburn Alabama
3/4/2023 Alabama Texas A&M
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

Alabama

[] Nimari Burnett (Wrist) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Mississippi State-Alabama Prediction

Alabama 88, Mississippi State 72

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

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

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