SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Ole Miss

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Kentucky plays at Ole Miss on Tuesday 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
Kentucky 0.476 0.358 0.741 346 1130 402 179 145 377
Kentucky OPP 0.403 0.353 0.691 272 855 322 165 87 382
Ole Miss 0.464 0.363 0.775 294 1006 425 221 102 379
Ole Miss OPP 0.437 0.371 0.704 299 940 406 180 97 434

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PJ Washington 14.9 152 99 30
Tyler Herro 13.9 141 71 51
Keldon Johnson 13.4 130 91 37
Reid Travis 11.3 99 89 6
Ashton Hagans 7.5 79 49 11
Immanuel Quickley 5.5 45 46 23
EJ Montgomery 4.0 50 15 2
Nick Richards 3.8 38 34 0

Kentucky Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
PJ Washington 69 153 222 7.7
Reid Travis 68 111 179 6.9
Keldon Johnson 38 129 167 5.8
Tyler Herro 11 118 129 4.4
EJ Montgomery 49 66 115 4.0
Nick Richards 48 54 102 3.5
Ashton Hagans 15 52 67 2.3
Immanuel Quickley 1 49 50 1.7
Jemarl Baker Jr. 1 11 12 0.6
Quade Green 3 9 12 1.3
Jonny David 1 0 1 0.1

Ole Miss Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Breein Tyree 18.3 177 114 64
Terence Davis 15.5 162 69 56
Devontae Shuler 9.8 97 49 42
Blake Hinson 8.6 79 41 41
Bruce Stevens 8.2 95 27 22
KJ Buffen 6.0 59 54 3
Dominik Olejniczak 5.6 67 29 0
D.C. Davis 2.3 21 17 7
Luis Rodriguez 1.1 9 7 0

Ole Miss Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Terence Davis 36 130 166 5.7
Bruce Stevens 36 93 129 4.4
KJ Buffen 44 83 127 4.4
Devontae Shuler 23 97 120 4.1
Dominik Olejniczak 35 54 89 3.1
Breein Tyree 11 78 89 3.1
Blake Hinson 18 60 78 2.8
D.C. Davis 15 30 45 1.6
Luis Rodriguez 10 16 26 1.1
Zach Naylor 7 10 17 0.9
Brian Halums 4 1 5 0.5
Antonio Morgano 1 0 1 0.2

NCAA RPI

Kentucky: 5
Ole Miss: 37

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#2 Ashton Hagans G 6′-3″ 192 FR Cartersville, GA
#3 Keldon Johnson G 6′-6″ 211 FR South Hill, VA
#4 Nick Richards F 6′-11″ 244 SO Kingston, Jamaica
#5 Immanuel Quickley G 6′-3″ 185 FR Havre De Grace, MD
#10 Jonny David G 6′-2″ 188 SR Pittsburgh, PA
#12 Brad Calipari G 6′-0″ 179 JR Franklin Lakes, NJ
#13 Jemarl Baker G 6′-4″ 192 FR Menifee, CA
#14 Tyler Herro G 6′-5″ 195 FR Milwaukee, WI
#21 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 240 FR Lexington, KY
#22 Reid Travis F 6′-8″ 238 SR Minneapolis, MN
#23 EJ Montgomery F 6′-10″ 225 FR Fort Pierce, FL
#25 PJ Washington F 6′-8″ 228 SO Dallas, TX

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

Kentucky Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6* vs Duke L 118-84
9-Nov vs S Illinois W 71-59
14-Nov vs North Dakota W 96-58
18-Nov vs VMI W 92-82
21-Nov vs Winthrop W 87-74
23-Nov vs Tennessee St W 77-62
28-Nov vs Monmouth W 90-44
1-Dec vs UNCG W 78-61
Dec 8* at Seton Hall L 84-83
15-Dec vs Utah W 88-61
Dec 22* at UNC W 80-72
29-Dec at Louisville W 71-58
5-Jan at Alabama L 77-75
8-Jan vs Texas A&M W 85-74
12-Jan vs Vanderbilt W 56-47
15-Jan at Georgia W 69-49
19-Jan at Auburn W 82-80
22-Jan vs Mississippi State W 76-55
26-Jan vs Kansas W 71-63
29-Jan at Vanderbilt W 87-52
2-Feb at Florida W 65-54
5-Feb vs South Carolina W 76-48
9-Feb at Mississippi State W 71-67
12-Feb vs LSU L 73-71
16-Feb vs Tennessee W 86-69
19-Feb at Missouri W 66-58
23-Feb vs Auburn W 80-53
26-Feb vs Arkansas W 70-66
2-Mar at Tennessee L 71-52
5-Mar at Ole Miss
9-Mar vs Florida

Ole Miss Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
10-Nov vs W Michigan W 90-64
16-Nov at Butler L 83-76
20-Nov vs Nicholls W 75-55
Nov 23* vs Baylor W 78-70
Nov 24* vs Cincinnati L 71-57
28-Nov vs San Diego W 93-86
1-Dec vs UL Monroe W 83-60
8-Dec at Illinois State W 81-74
Dec 12* vs SE Louisiana W 69-47
16-Dec vs Chattanooga W 90-70
Dec 21* at Mid Tennessee W 74-56
29-Dec vs FGCU W 87-57
5-Jan at Vanderbilt W 81-71
9-Jan vs Auburn W 82-67
12-Jan at Mississippi State W 81-77
15-Jan vs LSU L 83-69
19-Jan vs Arkansas W 84-67
22-Jan at Alabama L 74-53
26-Jan vs Iowa State L 87-73
30-Jan at Florida L 90-86 OT
2-Feb vs Mississippi State L 81-75
6-Feb vs Texas A&M W 75-71
9-Feb at Georgia W 80-64
13-Feb at Auburn W 60-55
16-Feb vs Missouri W 75-65
19-Feb at South Carolina L 79-64
23-Feb vs Georgia W 72-71
27-Feb vs Tennessee L 73-71
2-Mar at Arkansas L 74-73
5-Mar vs Kentucky
9-Mar at Missouri

Kentucky-Ole Miss Prediction

Every game in March is important, but this one is especially important for both teams. Kentucky is trying to get a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. It will very likely need to win this game if it expects to get a top seed. If Kentucky doesn’t win this game, it will have to win the SEC Tournament to get a 1 seed. UK also needs to show it can play well without Reid Travis, whose absence was acutely felt in the loss to Tennessee. Ole Miss needs this game to lock up an NCAA Tournament bid. The Rebels are still in good shape, but they left themselves in a slight bit of jeopardy due to their loss to Arkansas. One win over Kentucky would fully seal a bid. Ole Miss isn’t a lock, so the Rebels have a little more work to do. Kentucky will bounce back. It usually does. Kentucky 67, Ole Miss 65. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 8:00 PM CT (9:00 PM ET). TV: ESPN.

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