SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Auburn at Mississippi State

Auburn-Mississippi State

Auburn visits Mississippi State 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
Auburn 0.448 0.375 0.701 376 1070 437 273 147 385
Auburn OPP 0.426 0.342 0.701 326 1055 358 186 109 534
Mississippi State 0.381 0.312 0.659 357 1129 351 173 69 400
Mississippi State OPP 0.461 0.383 0.688 335 1241 469 182 125 384

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Statistical Leaders

Auburn Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Samir Doughty 16.4 61 50 25
Isaac Okoro 12.8 60 28 5
Austin Wiley 10.8 41 48 0
J’Von McCormick 10.7 50 10 18
Danjel Purifoy 9.5 37 21 19
Anfernee McLemore 7.3 30 16 12
Jamal Johnson 5.9 20 13 18
Devan Cambridge 4.0 19 3 7
Allen Flanigan 3.2 17 3 1

Auburn Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Austin Wiley 38 76 114 9.5
Danjel Purifoy 17 43 60 5.0
Isaac Okoro 26 28 54 4.5
Anfernee McLemore 13 38 51 4.3
J’Von McCormick 13 37 50 4.2
Samir Doughty 11 33 44 3.7
Allen Flanigan 9 18 27 2.3
Devan Cambridge 7 15 22 1.8
Jamal Johnson 6 16 22 1.8

Mississippi State Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Tyson Carter 15.4 56 47 26
Reggie Perry 15.4 69 38 9
Robert Woodard II 11.8 52 23 15
Iverson Molinar 9.1 38 25 8
D.J. Stewart Jr. 9.1 42 15 10
Abdul Ado 5.7 26 16 0
KeyShawn Feazell 2.5 11 4 4
Prince Oduro 2.0 6 10 0

Mississippi State Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Reggie Perry 39 79 118 9.8
Robert Woodard II 32 56 88 7.3
Abdul Ado 40 37 77 6.4
KeyShawn Feazell 8 27 35 2.9
Tyson Carter 4 27 31 2.6
D.J. Stewart Jr. 2 18 20 1.7
Iverson Molinar 4 10 14 1.2
Prince Oduro 6 7 13 1.2

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NCAA RPI

Auburn: 7

Mississippi State: 77

Auburn Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Tyrell Jones G 6′-1″ 170 FR Chicago, IL
1 Jamal Johnson G 6′-4″ 195 SO Birmingham, AL
2 Jaylin Williams F 6′-7″ 230 FR Nahunta, GA
3 Danjel Purifoy F 6′-7″ 230 SR Centreville, AL
4 Javon Franklin F 6′-7″ 218 SO Little Rock, AR
5 J’Von McCormick G 6′-0″ 185 SR New Orleans, LA
10 Samir Doughty G 6′-4″ 195 SR Philadelphia, PA
12 Lior Berman G 6′-4″ 205 FR Birmingham, AL
13 Babatunde Akingbola C 6′-10″ 236 FR Ogun, Nigeria
14 Preston Cook G 6′-4″ 200 SO Auburn, AL
20 Myles Parker F 6′-8″ 200 SO Madison, AL
21 Will Macoy G 6′-4″ 200 SR Birmingham, AL
22 Allen Flanigan G 6′-5″ 200 FR Little Rock, AR
23 Isaac Okoro F 6′-6″ 225 FR Powder Springs, GA
24 Anfernee McLemore F 6′-7″ 220 SR Warwick, GA
33 Chase Maasdorp G 6′-0″ 175 SO Lakewood Ranch, FL
35 Devan Cambridge G 6′-6″ 190 FR Nashville, TN
50 Austin Wiley C 6′-11″ 260 SR Hoover, AL
54 Thomas Collier F 6′-9″ 215 SR Birmingham, AL

Mississippi State Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Nick Weatherspoon G 6′-2″ 185 JR Canton, MS
1 Reggie Perry F 6′-10″ 250 SO Thomasville, GA
2 Elias King F 6′-8″ 205 FR Suwanee, GA
3 D.J. Stewart Jr. G 6′-6″ 200 FR Grace, MS
4 Devin Butts G 6′-5″ 180 FR Macon, GA
5 Iverson Molinar G 6′-3″ 195 FR Marietta, GA
10 Tate Clayton G 6′-2″ 170 JR Tupelo, MS
12 Robert Woodard II G 6′-7″ 230 SO Columbus, MS
13 Reggie Miller G 6′-5″ 185 SR Saltillo, MS
15 Prince Oduro F 6′-8″ 250 SO Toronto, ON
20 Mitch Storm F 6′-7″ 200 SR Madison, MS
21 Justin Rumph G 6′-5″ 215 JR Birmingham, AL
22 KeyShawn Feazell F 6′-8″ 225 JR Newhebron, MS
23 Tyson Carter G 6′-4″ 175 SR Starkville, MS
24 Abdul Ado F 6′-11″ 255 JR Lagos, Nigeria
25 Isaac Stansbury G 6′-1″ 160 FR Bowling Green, KY
30 Andrew Junkin F 6′-11″ 240 FR New Hope, MS
32 Quinten Post F 7′-0″ 225 FR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
35 Tolu Smith F 6′-10″ 240 SO Bay Saint Louis, MS
45 E.J. Datcher C 6′-10″ 255 SR Harpersville, AL

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Scouting Report


Auburn 12-0 (0-0 SEC) visits Mississippi State 9-3 (0-0 SEC) in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. At first glance, Auburn looks like it has picked up right were it left off from last season when it came an eyelash from making the NCAA championship game. However, the Tiger’s schedule has been less fairly easy. They’ve played one true road game, a 1-point win at South Alabama. The Tigers’s best victory so far was a recent 79-73 home court win over N.C. State. Senior guard Samir Doughty (16 ppg) leads the Tigers in scoring. Doughty is Auburn’s top 3-point shooting threat so far. The Tigers have made 105 threes, third best in the SEC. The Tigers have three other players that average 9.5 or more points. One weakness for the Tigers is their free throw shooting (65%).

State has played a pretty competitive schedule so far this season. They fell 83-76 to a strong Villanova team and beat Kansas State by six, which is the Bulldog’s best victory. A 7-point home court loss to a decent Louisiana Tech is the Dog’s worst setback. Guard Tyson Carter and forward Reggie Perry are the co-scoring leaders for State at 15.4 ppg each. Three other players average over 9 points a game. State is fine shooting team, good for 2nd in the SEC in field goal percentage (.481) and third at 3-point shooting (.352). State also is a very good rebounding team. The Bulldogs lead the SEC in rebounding margin (+7.9).

This should be a great game with two of the better on court coaches in the SEC facing off. This one about a tossup but give the slight edge to State playing at home.

Auburn-Mississippi State Prediction

Mississippi State 71, Auburn 70


Saturday‘s game tips off at 4:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. CT) TV: SEC Network.
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