SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Arkansas at Ole Miss

Ole Miss-Arkansas

Arkansas plays at Ole Miss on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Arkansas 0.451 0.337 0.638 183 612 278 130 85 219
Arkansas OPP 0.401 0.312 0.696 204 627 204 92 46 258
Ole Miss 0.493 0.377 0.695 200 679 243 123 52 235
Ole Miss OPP 0.413 0.307 0.654 173 561 171 114 67 253

NCAA RPI

Arkansas: 76
Ole Miss: 28

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Desi Sills G 6′-2″ 196 FR Jonesboro, AR
#1 Isaiah Joe G 6′-5″ 167 FR Fort Smith, AR
#2 Adrio Bailey F 6′-6″ 222 JR Campti, LA
#3 Khalil Garland G 6′-5″ 198 FR Little Rock, AR
#4 Emeka Obukwelu F 6′-8″ 235 JR Plano, TX
#5 Jalen Harris G 6′-2″ 166 JR Wilson, NC
#10 Daniel Gafford F 6′-11″ 233 SO El Dorado, AR
#11 Keyshawn Embery-Simpson G 6′-3″ 202 FR Midwest City, OK
#12 Ty Stevens G 6′-2″ 180 SO Republic, MO
#13 Mason Jones G 6′-5″ 207 SO Warner, OK
#15 Jonathan Holmes G 5′-10″ 190 JR Columbia, IL
#22 Gabe Osabuohien F 6′-8″ 221 SO Toronto, ON
#23 Ibrahim Ali F 6′-10″ 244 FR Maumelle, AR
#24 Ethan Henderson F 6′-8″ 210 FR Little Rock, AR
#25 Jordan Phillips G 6′-7″ 209 FR Fort Worth, TX
#35 Reggie Chaney F 6′-8″ 222 FR Tulsa, OK

Ole Miss Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Blake Hinson G 6′-7″ 229 FR Deltona, FL
#1 Zach Naylor F 6′-7″ 220 JR Houston, TX
#2 Devontae Shuler G 6′-2″ 192 SO Irmo, SC
#3 Terence Davis G 6′-4″ 201 SR Southaven, MS
#4 Breein Tyree G 6′-2″ 192 JR Somerset, NJ
#5 Brian Halums G 6′-5″ 188 JR Hollandale, MS
#10 Carlos Curry F 6′-11″ 235 FR Albany, GA
#11 Franco Miller Jr. G 6′-2″ 202 FR Freeport, GB
#12 Bruce Stevens F 6′-8″ 252 SR Louin, MS
#13 Dominik Olejniczak C 7′-0″ 255 JR Torun, Poland
#14 KJ Buffen F 6′-7″ 220 FR Gainesville, GA
#15 Luis Rodriguez G 6′-6″ 202 FR Los Angeles, CA
#20 D.C. Davis G 5′-11″ 175 SR Purvis, MS
#30 Antonio Morgano G 5′-10″ 165 SO Morgantown, WV
#33 John McBride G 6′-5″ 216 FR Memphis, TN

Arkansas Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 9* at Texas L 73-71
Nov 12 vs UC Davis W 81-58
Nov 18 vs Indiana W 73-72
Nov 21 vs Montana State W 90-68
Nov 23 vs UT Arlington W 78-60
Dec 1 vs FIU W 121-89
Dec 5 at Colorado State W 67-60
Dec 8 vs W Kentucky L 78-77
Dec 15* vs UTSA W 79-67
Dec 19 vs Georgia Tech L 69-65
Dec 22 vs Texas State W 73-70
Dec 28 vs Austin Peay W 76-65
Jan 5 at Texas A&M W 73-71
Jan 9 vs Florida L 57-51
Jan 12 vs LSU L 94-88
Jan 15 at Tennessee L 106-87
Jan 19 at Ole Miss
Jan 23 vs Missouri
Jan 26 at Texas Tech
Jan 29 vs Georgia
Feb 2 at LSU
Feb 5 vs Vanderbilt
Feb 9 at South Carolina
Feb 12 at Missouri
Feb 16 vs Mississippi State
Feb 20 at Auburn
Feb 23 vs Texas A&M
Feb 26 at Kentucky
Mar 2 vs Ole Miss
Mar 6 at Vanderbilt
Mar 9 vs Alabama

Ole Miss Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 10 vs W Michigan W 90-64
Nov 16 at Butler L 83-76
Nov 20 vs Nicholls W 75-55
Nov 23* vs Baylor W 78-70
Nov 24* vs Cincinnati L 71-57
Nov 28 vs San Diego W 93-86
Dec 1 vs UL Monroe W 83-60
Dec 8 at Illinois State W 81-74
Dec 12* vs SE Louisiana W 69-47
Dec 16 vs Chattanooga W 90-70
Dec 21* at Mid Tennessee W 74-56
Dec 29 vs FGCU W 87-57
Jan 5 at Vanderbilt W 81-71
Jan 9 vs Auburn W 82-67
Jan 12 at Mississippi State W 81-77
Jan 15 vs LSU L 83-69
Jan 19 vs Arkansas
Jan 22 at Alabama
Jan 26 vs Iowa State
Jan 30 at Florida
Feb 2 vs Mississippi State
Feb 6 vs Texas A&M
Feb 9 at Georgia
Feb 13 at Auburn
Feb 16 vs Missouri
Feb 19 at South Carolina
Feb 23 vs Georgia
Feb 27 vs Tennessee
Mar 2 at Arkansas
Mar 5 vs Kentucky
Mar 9 at Missouri

Arkansas-Ole Miss Prediction

The Ole Miss Rebels felt the weight of the moment. One can’t blame them – they aren’t used to being in the spotlight. The Rebels snuck up on the SEC by moving to 3-0 in the league, but in their first game as a top-25 team, at home against LSU, the Rebels played like the hunted instead of the hunter. Now they know what it feels like to carry the burden of expectations. Ole Miss gets another chance to win at home, this time against a reeling Arkansas team which is running out of chances to meaningfully change its season. The Hogs were blasted by Tennessee earlier this week – that does not make them unique in the SEC – but their larger woes are impossible to ignore. Their flaws go beyond one end of the floor or one position group. Ole Miss should get healthy. Ole Miss 82, Arkansas 76. (Matt Zemek)

Game time: 1 ET, noon CT, on SEC Network

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