SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Auburn at Ole Miss

Ole Miss-Auburn

Auburn visits Ole Miss on Tuesday 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 0.446 0.315 0.663 251 778 260 117 108 248
Auburn OPP 0.409 0.305 0.685 209 689 197 130 53 270
Ole Miss 0.430 0.319 0.704 178 652 260 139 51 256
Ole Miss OPP 0.429 0.299 0.738 164 642 237 125 73 263

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Statistical Leaders

Auburn Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Samir Doughty Auburn 14.6 85 76 32
Isaac Okoro Auburn 12.8 90 54 10
J’Von McCormick Auburn 11.1 77 33 23
Austin Wiley Auburn 10.2 59 75 0
Danjel Purifoy Auburn 9.3 58 32 29
Anfernee McLemore Auburn 7.4 50 22 18
Jamal Johnson Auburn 5.1 28 14 26
Devan Cambridge Auburn 4.1 31 3 13
Allen Flanigan Auburn 3.3 27 5 4

Auburn Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Austin Wiley Auburn 57 117 174 9.2
Danjel Purifoy Auburn 29 66 95 5.0
Anfernee McLemore Auburn 20 62 82 4.3
Isaac Okoro Auburn 35 45 80 4.2
Samir Doughty Auburn 15 58 73 3.8
J’Von McCormick Auburn 21 51 72 3.8
Allen Flanigan Auburn 15 34 49 2.6
Devan Cambridge Auburn 10 28 38 2.0
Jamal Johnson Auburn 9 19 28 1.5
Tyrell Jones Auburn 4 6 10 1.0
Babatunde Akingbola Auburn 1 3 4 0.4
Jaylin Williams Auburn 1 3 4 0.5
Preston Cook Auburn 0 1 1 0.5
Javon Franklin Auburn 0 1 1 0.2

Ole Miss Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Breein Tyree Ole Miss 18.9 116 69 40
Blake Hinson Ole Miss 10.9 56 26 25
KJ Buffen Ole Miss 10.1 70 48 4
Devontae Shuler Ole Miss 9.9 70 25 23
Bryce Williams Ole Miss 4.1 19 18 9
Austin Crowley Ole Miss 3.4 22 11 9
Sammy Hunter Ole Miss 3.1 20 14 1

Ole Miss Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
KJ Buffen Ole Miss 38 81 119 6.3
Devontae Shuler Ole Miss 13 76 89 4.7
Blake Hinson Ole Miss 21 58 79 5.3
Breein Tyree Ole Miss 6 61 67 3.7
Austin Crowley Ole Miss 8 22 30 1.6
Sammy Hunter Ole Miss 10 17 27 1.5
Luis Rodriguez Ole Miss 11 15 26 5.2
Franco Miller Jr. Ole Miss 3 14 17 1.3
Antavion Collum Ole Miss 2 14 16 1.1
Carlos Curry Ole Miss 3 6 9 0.8
Bryce Williams Ole Miss 2 7 9 0.6
John McBride Ole Miss 2 1 3 0.4

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The Pavilion at Ole Miss
The Pavilion at Ole Miss

NCAA RPI

Auburn: 20

Ole Miss: 107

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

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


Auburn (17-2, 4-2 SEC) defeated Iowa State 80-76 on Saturday in Auburn. Iowa State led briefly in the opening moments but Auburn would quickly take the lead and then build a 42-31 lead by halftime. In the second half the Tigers built as much as a 17-point lead but in the last ten minutes of the game Iowa State methodically narrowed the Tiger lead. However, it was too little, to late. The closest the Cyclones could get was within four points but time ran out on them. Isaac Okora led the Tigers in scoring with 19 points. Guard Rasir Bolton led the Cyclones with 23 points. Bolden made a key three in the final minute to cut the Auburn lead to five.

Guard Samir Doughty leads the Tigers in scoring (14.6 ppg). Okoro is the next leading scorer with 12.8 points a game. Center Austin Wiley is the top Tiger in rebounds, bringing down over 9 per game. Auburn is third in the SEC in scoring offense (79.1 ppg) and first in the conference in scoring margin (+11.2). The Tigers are fourth in the league in rebounding margin (+4.8) and second in blocked shots (5.7 bpg).

Ole Miss (10-9, 1-5 SEC) defeated Georgia 70-60 on Saturday in Athens. The Rebels led this game throughout the first half building as much as a 10-point lead and then heading to the locker room up 35-29 at the half. In the second half Georgia took its first lead of the game on an Anthony Edwards 3-pointer with 12:31 remaining in the game. However, Ole Miss quickly retook the lead and would never trail again. The Rebs led by as much as 11 points in the final minutes of the game. Breein Tyree led Ole Miss in scoring with 20 points. Guard Jordan Harris paced Georgia with 15 points. The two teams were fairly even in shooting from the line and 3-point range. However, Ole Miss had a clear advantage from field goal range making 26 of 50 shots (52%) compared to the Bulldog’s 17 of 55 shots (31%).

So far this season the Rebels Tyree (18.9 ppg) is the team’s leading scorer. Blake Hinson (10.9 ppg) and KJ Buffen (10.1, ppg) are the Rebel other top scorers. Buffen is also the Rebels top rebounder averaging 6.3 boards a game.

Ole Miss is No. 11 in scoring offense (68.1 ppg) in the SEC. They rank ninth in the conference in scoring defense (67.0 ppg). The Rebels are sixth in the SEC in 3-point shooting accuracy (31.9%) and fifth in the conference in 3-point shooting defense (29.9%). Mississippi is sixth in the conference in assists with 260 so far this season. Assist to turnover ratio (6th, 1.0) is another stat in which the Rebels excel. The Rebels are 14th in the league in blocked shots (2.7 bpg).

Auburn should have the edge here but Ole Miss appears to have underachieved this season. They might pull off a stunner in Oxford but the Tigers are more likely to win.

Auburn-Ole Miss Prediction

Auburn 81, Ole Miss 76


Tuesday‘s game tips off at 9:00 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CT). TV: ESPNU.

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