SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Georgia at Mississippi State

Georgia-Mississippi State

Georgia 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
Georgia 0.462 0.311 0.657 200 647 240 131 58 239
Georgia OPP 0.433 0.326 0.603 192 589 209 100 57 233
Mississippi State 0.458 0.332 0.719 220 617 218 103 85 237
Mississippi State OPP 0.411 0.320 0.698 175 494 185 119 48 213

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Statistical Leaders

Georgia Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Anthony Edwards Georgia 19.1 104.0 61 37
Rayshaun Hammonds Georgia 14.1 87.0 33 18
Sahvir Wheeler Georgia 8.2 51.0 23 6
Tyree Crump Georgia 7.5 41.0 9 29
Donnell Gresham Jr. Georgia 6.6 35.0 26 10
Toumani Camara Georgia 5.9 37.0 18 3
Christian Brown Georgia 4.3 23.0 18 4
Tye Fagan Georgia 3.9 26.0 10 1
Rodney Howard Georgia 1.2 7.0 3 0

Georgia Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Rayshaun Hammonds Georgia 41 95 136 8.5
Donnell Gresham Jr. Georgia 30 54 84 5.3
Anthony Edwards Georgia 11 67 78 4.9
Toumani Camara Georgia 25 48 73 4.6
Tyree Crump Georgia 4 35 39 2.4
Sahvir Wheeler Georgia 7 32 39 2.4
Christian Brown Georgia 11 26 37 2.3
Tye Fagan Georgia 10 15 25 1.6
Rodney Howard Georgia 10 11 21 1.5

Mississippi State Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Reggie Perry Mississippi State 16.0 96.0 51 13
Tyson Carter Mississippi State 13.6 68.0 53 28
Robert Woodard II Mississippi State 11.3 68.0 26 19
Iverson Molinar Mississippi State 7.9 44.0 29 10
D.J. Stewart Jr. Mississippi State 7.7 48.0 15 12
Abdul Ado Mississippi State 5.9 34.0 27 0
KeyShawn Feazell Mississippi State 2.0 11.0 4 4
Prince Oduro Mississippi State 1.8 7.0 10 0

Mississippi State Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Reggie Perry Mississippi State 54 106 160 10.0
Robert Woodard II Mississippi State 44 79 123 7.7
Abdul Ado Mississippi State 57 55 112 7.0
Tyson Carter Mississippi State 4 37 41 2.6
KeyShawn Feazell Mississippi State 9 29 38 2.5
D.J. Stewart Jr. Mississippi State 3 24 27 1.7
Prince Oduro Mississippi State 6 9 15 1.2
Iverson Molinar Mississippi State 5 13 18 1.1

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NCAA RPI

Georgia: 57

Mississippi State: 70

Georgia Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Donnell Gresham Jr. G 6′-3″ 195 SR Saint Paul, MN
1 Jaykwon Walton F 6′-7″ 205 FR Columbus, GA
2 Jordan Harris G 6′-5″ 195 SR Iron City, GA
3 Christian Brown F 6′-6″ 215 FR Hopkins, SC
4 Tyree Crump G 6′-1″ 185 SR Bainbridge, GA
5 Anthony Edwards G 6′-5″ 225 FR Atlanta, GA
10 Toumani Camara F 6′-8″ 220 FR Hollywood, FL
11 Jaxon Etter G 6′-4″ 205 FR Woodstock, GA
14 Tye Fagan G 6′-3″ 185 SO Logtown, GA
15 Sahvir Wheeler G 5′-10″ 180 FR Houston, TX
20 Rayshaun Hammonds F 6′-9″ 235 JR Norcross, GA
24 Rodney Howard F 6′-11″ 245 FR Ypsilanti, MI
25 Amanze Ngumezi F 6′-9″ 235 SO Savannah, GA
30 Mike Peake F 6′-8″ 220 FR Chicago, IL
32 Stan Turnier G 6′-4″ 185 FR Louisville, KY

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


Mississippi State (10-6, 1-3 SEC) defeated Missouri 72-45 on Tuesday night in Starkville. The Bulldogs shut down the Tigers defensively and didn’t allow a score until nearly five minutes into the game. State led 26-9 with 7:27 remaining in the first half and would lead 40-20 at the half. In the second half, after a Missouri mini-run, the lead hit 20 again at 51-31 on a Tyson Carter 3-pointer. The deficit bulged to 30 points at 66-36 with 5:13 to go on a Carter jump shot and the Bulldogs would glide on to a 27-point victory. Reggie Perry led the Bulldogs in scoring with 23 points. Carter added 15. Foward Kobi Brown paced the Tigers with 14. Brown was the only Missouri player to reached double digits. The Bulldogs won this game with a stifling defense and by outshooting the Tigers. MSU outshot Mizzou 54.5% to 34.7% from the field and 38.5% to 20% from 3-point range. The Bulldogs also won the rebounding war 36-24.

Forward Reggie Perry leads in Bulldogs in both scoring (16.0 ppg) and rebounding (10.0 rpg). Two other players Tyson Carter (13.6 ppg) and Robert Woodard II (11.3 ppg) average in double figures. Guard Nick Weatherspoon has returned to the team after a long suspension and is averaging 13.5 points in the six games he’s played in so far this season. Mississippi State is third in the SEC in 3-point shooting accuracy (33.2%) but the Dogs have only made 268 attempts. That’s fewer than any other SEC team except for Kentucky (249). State’s biggest strength is rebounding. They are first in the SEC in rebounding margin (+7.7). MSU is also third in the SEC in blocks shots (5.3 bpg).

Georgia (11-5, 1-2 SEC) defeated Tennessee 80-63 on Wednesday night in Athens.
The Vols fell behind early 8-3 but were able to battle back and take a 10-8 lead with Jordan Bowden jump shot with 14:47 to play in the first half. However, Georgia would re-take the lead and extended its lead to 26-19 with 8:51 to play in the first half. With 2:36 to play in the half a Tyree Crump 3-point shot extended the Bulldog lead to 40-23. The Dogs would have a comfortable 47-28 lead at halftime. In the second half Georgia quickly extended its lead to 20 and would keep that lead or more for most of the remainder of the game. The Vols were led in scoring by Bowden with 12. Georgia’s Anthony Edwards led all scorers with 26 points. Edwards made 5 of 10 shots from 3-point range. Forward Rayshaun Hammonds added 21 points. Georgia won this game with 3-point shooting making 10 of 23 shots to Tennessee’s 6 of 26 shots. Georgia also made seven more free throws than the Vols.

Anthony Edwards (19.1 ppg) leads Georga in scoring. He’s also the top 3-point shooting threat with 37 made threes. Forward Rayshaun Hammonds (14.1 ppg) is the only other double digit scorer for the Bulldogs. Georgia has a sound offense and is fourth in the SEC in scoring offense (78.8 ppg). The Bulldogs are second in the conference in field goal percentage (46.2%). Georgia is 13th in the SEC in scoring defense (73.2 ppg). Georgia also struggles in field goal defense (13th, 43.3%) and 3-point defense (11th, 32.6%). Two more superlatives, Georgia is first in the SEC in assists (15.0 apg) and second in steals (8.2 spg).

This Battle of the Bulldogs is hard to predict. These are two teams that are about even. Give the MSU Bulldogs the edge at home due to a stronger defense. State also has a serviceable offense. Playing at the Hump is no joke either.

Georgia-Mississippi State Prediction

Mississippi State 70, Georgia 67


Saturday‘s game tips off at 8:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. CT). TV: SEC Network.

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