SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Alabama at Missouri

Missouri-Alabama

Alabama visits Missouri on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a prediction of the game’s final score.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Alabama 0.440 0.354 0.694 351 1193 434 190 135 443
Alabama OPP 0.425 0.314 0.739 367 1191 357 254 121 419
Missouri 0.410 0.298 0.779 322 1049 340 200 96 421
Missouri OPP 0.411 0.293 0.727 279 999 311 178 106 419

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Statistical Leaders

Alabama Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Kira Lewis Jr. Alabama 29 18.1 190 92 53
John Petty Jr. Alabama 28 15.0 139 57 85
Jaden Shackelford Alabama 29 15.0 137 82 79
Alex Reese Alabama 29 9.3 94 31 50
Herbert Jones Alabama 25 8.4 74 61 1
James Bolden Alabama 26 7.8 61 46 35
Javian Davis Alabama 29 6.2 59 61 2
Galin Smith Alabama 29 3.0 35 17 0
Jaylen Forbes Alabama 28 2.9 24 20 12

Alabama Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
John Petty Jr. Alabama 38 147 185 6.6
Herbert Jones Alabama 49 113 162 6.5
Kira Lewis Jr. Alabama 24 120 144 5.0
Alex Reese Alabama 31 106 137 4.7
Jaden Shackelford Alabama 36 94 130 4.5
Javian Davis Alabama 42 71 113 3.9
Galin Smith Alabama 36 38 74 2.6
Jaylen Forbes Alabama 18 44 62 2.2
James Bolden Alabama 21 35 56 2.2
Tyler Barnes Alabama 0 4 4 0.6
Adam Cottrell Alabama 0 1 1 0.3

Missouri Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Dru Smith Missouri 29 12.7 114 115 25
Xavier Pinson Missouri 29 11.0 100 90 29
Mark Smith Missouri 22 10.1 69 35 49
Javon Pickett Missouri 29 6.8 78 27 15
Kobe Brown Missouri 28 5.9 59 28 18
Reed Nikko Missouri 28 5.0 53 35 0
Mitchell Smith Missouri 28 5.0 44 35 17
Torrence Watson Missouri 29 4.7 42 18 33
Tray Jackson Missouri 24 3.0 25 16 6
Parker Braun Missouri 23 1.4 15 3 0

Missouri Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Mitchell Smith Missouri 40 99 139 5.0
Dru Smith Missouri 38 87 125 4.3
Javon Pickett Missouri 39 74 113 3.9
Kobe Brown Missouri 30 74 104 3.7
Reed Nikko Missouri 46 51 97 3.5
Mark Smith Missouri 6 81 87 4.0
Xavier Pinson Missouri 18 58 76 2.6
Jeremiah Tilmon Missouri 27 31 58 3.9
Tray Jackson Missouri 11 35 46 1.9
Torrence Watson Missouri 6 33 39 1.3
Parker Braun Missouri 7 17 24 1.0
Mario McKinney Jr. Missouri 5 6 11 1.6
Axel Okongo Missouri 1 1 2 0.3
Evan Yerkes Missouri 1 1 2 0.3

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Mizzou Arena
Mizzou Arena

NCAA NET

Alabama: 51

Missouri: 94

Alabama Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Javian Davis F 6′-9″ 242 FR Canton, MS
1 Herbert Jones F 6′-7″ 205 JR Greensboro, AL
2 Kira Lewis Jr. G 6′-3″ 165 SO Meridianville, AL
3 Alex Reese F 6′-9″ 245 JR Pelham, AL
4 Juwan Gary F 6′-5″ 215 FR Columbia, SC
5 Jaden Shackelford G 6′-3″ 195 FR Hesperia, CA
11 James Bolden G 6′-0″ 160 SR Covington, KY
12 Jaylen Forbes G 6′-4″ 186 FR Florence, MS
13 Jahvon Quinerly G 6′-1″ 175 SO Hackensack, NJ
15 Tyler Barnes F 6′-8″ 201 JR Louisville, KY
21 Britton Johnson G 6′-4″ 183 SO Mountain Brook, AL
23 John Petty Jr. G 6′-5″ 184 JR Huntsville, AL
25 Adam Cottrell G 6′-3″ 185 FR Flowery Branch, GA
30 Galin Smith F 6′-9″ 240 JR Clinton, MS
33 James Rojas F 6′-8″ 215 JR Jamestown, NY
34 Sam Okauru G 6′-5″ 200 FR Raleigh, NC
35 Raymond Hawkins F 6′-9″ 240 FR Oakland, CA

Missouri Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Torrence Watson G 6′-5″ 205 SO St. Louis, MO
1 Xavier Pinson G 6′-2″ 170 SO Chicago, IL
2 Tray Jackson F 6′-8″ 215 FR Detroit, MI
4 Javon Pickett G 6′-5″ 220 SO Belleville, IL
5 Mitchell Smith F 6′-10″ 221 JR Van Buren, AR
10 Evan Yerkes G 6′-3″ 187 SO Tinley Park, IL
11 Mario McKinney Jr. G 6′-2″ 185 FR St. Louis, MO
12 Dru Smith G 6′-3″ 203 JR Evansville, IN
13 Mark Smith G 6′-5″ 220 JR Edwardsville, IL
14 Reed Nikko F 6′-10″ 240 SR Maple Grove, MN
15 Axel Okongo F 7′-0″ 240 JR Saacy-sur-Marne, France
23 Jeremiah Tilmon F 6′-10″ 260 JR East Saint Louis, IL
24 Kobe Brown F 6′-7″ 240 FR Huntsville, AL
25 Brooks Ford G 6′-0″ 187 SO St. Louis, MO
42 Parker Braun F 6′-8″ 217 FR Overland Park, KS

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Scouting Report


Alabama (16-14, 8-9 SEC) fell to Vanderbilt 87-79 on Tuesday in Tuscaloosa. Vanderbilt’s Saben Lee led the Commodores with 38 points. Kira Lewis of Alabama led the Crimson Tide with 30 points. The Crimson Tide’s last place SEC defense allowed Vanderbilt to make 15 three pointers and that was the main key to the Commodores escaping with a victory.

Missouri (14-16, 6-11 SEC) fell at Ole Miss 75-67 on Wednesday night. Xavier Pinson topped the Tigers with 16 points. Breein Tyree had 19 points for the Rebels. Ole Miss outshot the Tigers from 3-point range 38%-24%. The Rebels also made six more three throws than Mizzou.

This will be a battle of Alabama’s high scoring offense against Missouri’s strong defense. Give the edge to Mizzou in this one. The Tigers have played well at home throughout the season. They should be able to slow Bama down some and earn their seventh conference win. The Tide players are probably kind of downcast after losing that senior night home game to Vandy. Even if Bama defeats Mizzou they practically have to win the SEC Tournament to get in the NCAAs.

Alabama-Missouri Prediction

Missouri 77, Alabama 73


Saturday‘s game tips off at 2:30 p.m. ET (1:30 CT). TV: SEC Network.

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