SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Alabama at Ole Miss

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Alabama visits Ole Miss 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 0.439 0.352 0.702 294 1045 373 167 121 397
Alabama OPP 0.413 0.302 0.739 332 1052 299 224 105 359
Ole Miss 0.431 0.327 0.724 238 887 338 190 69 339
Ole Miss OPP 0.418 0.281 0.746 242 904 314 164 99 364

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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 26 17.5 165 81 43
John Petty Jr. Alabama 26 15.0 128 56 79
Jaden Shackelford Alabama 26 14.7 119 73 71
Alex Reese Alabama 26 9.4 85 29 46
Herbert Jones Alabama 22 8.9 69 57 1
James Bolden Alabama 23 7.7 55 36 32
Javian Davis Alabama 26 5.7 52 45 0
Galin Smith Alabama 26 3.0 30 17 0
Jaylen Forbes Alabama 25 2.9 22 16 12

Alabama Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
John Petty Jr. Alabama 38 143 181 7.0
Herbert Jones Alabama 44 101 145 6.6
Kira Lewis Jr. Alabama 23 109 132 5.1
Alex Reese Alabama 27 93 120 4.6
Jaden Shackelford Alabama 25 86 111 4.3
Javian Davis Alabama 36 60 96 3.7
Galin Smith Alabama 30 34 64 2.5
Jaylen Forbes Alabama 18 42 60 2.4
James Bolden Alabama 19 29 48 2.1

Ole Miss Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Breein Tyree Ole Miss 25 20.3 168 114 57
Devontae Shuler Ole Miss 26 11.2 102 52 35
Blake Hinson Ole Miss 22 10.3 77 38 35
KJ Buffen Ole Miss 26 9.9 97 60 4
Bryce Williams Ole Miss 23 3.3 22 23 9
Sammy Hunter Ole Miss 21 3.0 24 14 1
Austin Crowley Ole Miss 26 2.9 26 13 10
Antavion Collum Ole Miss 20 1.2 6 9 2

Ole Miss Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
KJ Buffen Ole Miss 54 104 158 6.1
Blake Hinson Ole Miss 28 81 109 5.0
Devontae Shuler Ole Miss 20 103 123 4.7
Breein Tyree Ole Miss 7 86 93 3.7
Antavion Collum Ole Miss 6 27 33 1.7
Austin Crowley Ole Miss 10 27 37 1.4
Sammy Hunter Ole Miss 10 18 28 1.3
Bryce Williams Ole Miss 4 13 17 0.7

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The Pavilion at Ole Miss
The Pavilion at Ole Miss

NCAA RPI

Alabama: 45

Ole Miss:85

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

Ole Miss Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
1 Austin Crowley G 6′-5″ 188 FR West Point, MS
2 Devontae Shuler G 6′-2″ 192 JR Irmo, SC
3 Khadim Sy F 6′-10″ 244 JR Dakar, Senegal
4 Breein Tyree G 6′-2″ 195 SR Somerset, NJ
5 KJ Buffen F 6′-7″ 220 SO Gainesville, GA
10 Carlos Curry F 6′-11″ 235 FR Albany, GA
11 Franco Miller Jr. G 6′-3″ 202 FR Freeport, GB
12 Shon Robinson F 6′-11″ 210 FR Chicago, IL
13 Bryce Williams G 6′-2″ 178 JR Tampa, FL
14 Antavion Collum F 6′-7″ 228 FR Memphis, TN
15 Luis Rodriguez G 6′-6″ 202 SO Los Angeles, CA
23 Sammy Hunter F 6′-9″ 230 FR Bahamas
24 Jarkel Joiner G 6′-1″ 177 JR Oxford, MS
33 John McBride G 6′-7″ 216 FR Memphis, TN
34 Conner McKay G 5′-11″ 181 JR Baldwyn, MS

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Scouting Report


Alabama (14-12, 6-7 SEC) fell to Texas A&M 74-68 on Wednesday night in Tuscaloosa. Quenton Jackson led the Aggies with 20 points while Jaden Shackleford paced the Tide with 24 points. A&M shot 17 more free throws than Bama which was the key difference statistically in this game. Alabama had three more made field goals and five more 3-pointers but it wasn’t enough to overcome the disparity in free throws. Rarely do you see a home team in the SEC have this big of a disparity in free throws.

Kira Lewis Jr. leads the Tide in scoring averaging 17.5 points per game. John Petty, Jr. is not far behind Lewis at 15.0 points a contest. Petty leads the Tide in rebounding pulling down over 7 a game. Bama is No. 1 in the SEC in scoring offense (82.6 ppg). The Crimson Tide is dead last in scoring defense, however, allowing 78.8 points a contest. The Tide is also No. 1 in the SEC in 3-point shooting hitting 35.2%. Bama has made more 3-point shots than any other team in the SEC with 285.

Ole Miss (13-13, 4-9 SEC) fell to Missouri 71-68 on Tuesday night in Columbia, Mo. Guard Breein Tyree led the Rebels with 29 points. Mizzou’s Xavier Pinson paced all scorers with 32 points. Mizzou’s double number of made 3-pointers (6 to 3) proved to be the difference in the game. The two teams had the same number of made field goals (21) and free throws (23).

The Rebel’s Breein Tyree (20.3 ppg) is the team’s leading scorer. Blake Hinson (10.3 ppg), Devontae Shuler (11.3 ppg) and KJ Buffen (9.9 ppg) are the Rebel other top scorers. Buffen is also the Rebels top rebounder averaging 6.1 boards a game.

Ole Miss is No. 11 in scoring offense (69.4 ppg) in the SEC. They rank seventh in the conference in scoring defense (67.2 ppg). The Rebels are sixth in the SEC in 3-point shooting accuracy (32.7%) and second in the conference in 3-point shooting defense (38.1%). The Rebels are seventh in the conference in assists with 338 so far this season. Assist to turnover ratio (4th, 1.0) is another stat in which the Rebels excel. The Rebels are 14th in the league in blocked shots (2.7 bpg).

This one could go either way but Ole Miss plays much better at home. The home loss to Texas A&M might have the Crimson Tide realizing that their NCAA hopes have been vanquished.

Alabama-Ole Miss Prediction

Ole Miss 82, Alabama 77


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

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SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Alabama at Ole Miss
Complete preview of the SEC basketball game between Alabama and Ole Miss on 22-Feb-20. Team statistical comparison, key players, scouting report, score prediction and more.

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