SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Missouri

Mississippi State-Missouri

Mississippi State visits Missouri 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
Mississippi State 0.469 0.339 0.754 340 1050 382 159 141 399
Mississippi State OPP 0.428 0.320 0.730 277 845 343 202 79 330
Missouri 0.413 0.304 0.775 294 975 318 188 89 400
Missouri OPP 0.406 0.290 0.728 267 936 290 166 96 400

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Statistical Leaders

Mississippi State Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Reggie Perry Mississippi State 28 17.4 167 131 22
Tyson Carter Mississippi State 28 13.7 123 88 49
Robert Woodard II Mississippi State 28 11.5 125 44 29
D.J. Stewart Jr. Mississippi State 28 8.8 91 40 25
Iverson Molinar Mississippi State 28 6.1 61 37 13
Abdul Ado Mississippi State 28 5.8 62 37 0
KeyShawn Feazell Mississippi State 21 1.5 11 5 4

Mississippi State Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Reggie Perry Mississippi State 84 192 276 9.9
Robert Woodard II Mississippi State 64 127 191 6.8
Abdul Ado Mississippi State 97 91 188 6.7
Tyson Carter Mississippi State 4 68 72 2.6
D.J. Stewart Jr. Mississippi State 8 60 68 2.4
KeyShawn Feazell Mississippi State 10 33 43 2.0
Iverson Molinar Mississippi State 6 22 28 1.0

Missouri Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Dru Smith Missouri 28 12.5 107 113 22
Xavier Pinson Missouri 28 10.7 93 87 26
Mark Smith Missouri 21 10.6 69 35 49
Javon Pickett Missouri 28 7.1 78 27 15
Kobe Brown Missouri 27 6.0 59 27 18
Reed Nikko Missouri 27 5.0 51 33 0
Mitchell Smith Missouri 27 4.8 40 33 17
Torrence Watson Missouri 28 4.8 42 18 33
Tray Jackson Missouri 23 3.1 25 16 6
Parker Braun Missouri 22 1.5 15 3 0

Missouri Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Mitchell Smith Missouri 38 98 136 5.0
Dru Smith Missouri 31 85 116 4.1
Mark Smith Missouri 6 81 87 4.1
Javon Pickett Missouri 38 73 111 4.0
Kobe Brown Missouri 29 68 97 3.6
Reed Nikko Missouri 46 48 94 3.5
Xavier Pinson Missouri 17 54 71 2.5
Tray Jackson Missouri 11 35 46 2.0
Torrence Watson Missouri 5 33 38 1.4
Parker Braun Missouri 7 17 24 1.1

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Mizzou Arena
Mizzou Arena

NCAA NET

Mississippi State: 54

Missouri: 86

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

Missouri Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Torrence Watson G 6′-5″ 205 SO St. Louis, MO
1 Xavier Pinson G 6′-2″ 170 SO Chicago, IL
2 Tray Jackson F 6′-8″ 215 FR Detroit, MI
4 Javon Pickett G 6′-5″ 220 SO Belleville, IL
5 Mitchell Smith F 6′-10″ 221 JR Van Buren, AR
10 Evan Yerkes G 6′-3″ 187 SO Tinley Park, IL
11 Mario McKinney Jr. G 6′-2″ 185 FR St. Louis, MO
12 Dru Smith G 6′-3″ 203 JR Evansville, IN
13 Mark Smith G 6′-5″ 220 JR Edwardsville, IL
14 Reed Nikko F 6′-10″ 240 SR Maple Grove, MN
15 Axel Okongo F 7′-0″ 240 JR Saacy-sur-Marne, France
23 Jeremiah Tilmon F 6′-10″ 260 JR East Saint Louis, IL
24 Kobe Brown F 6′-7″ 240 FR Huntsville, AL
25 Brooks Ford G 6′-0″ 187 SO St. Louis, MO
42 Parker Braun F 6′-8″ 217 FR Overland Park, KS

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Scouting Report


Missouri and Mississippi State meet in Columbia. Mizzou seems to have improved of late. They appear to be out of the race for an NCAA bid but, hey, they’ve won four of their last six. If they can surprise a solid Mississippi State squad on Saturday, they have a winnable game at Ole Miss next followed by a home game with Alabama. If they win these last three games they enter the SECT with a 17-14 (9-9 SEC) record. Then anything can happen in the SECT. Mississippi State (9-6, 18-10 SEC) is in decent shape for a trip to the NCAAs but the Bulldogs can’t afford to lose to Missouri, that would put them on the bubble for sure, if that. After Mizzou there’s trip to South Carolina, a team that would love to deal a blow to State’s tourney hopes. Mizzou hangs its hat on defense, they are only allowing about 65 points per game. By contrast, the Tigers only score 67 points a contest. Dru Smith is a big reason the Tigers are so sound defensively. Right now he has 58 steals which is four more than the second place steal artist in the SEC, Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans. The Bulldogs ride their beast man, Reggie Perry, who averages nearly a double-double a game (17.4 ppg, 9.9 rpg).

This is a hard one to pick. Mizzou has played really well at home, defeating Auburn and others. They probably have the edge playing at home.

Mississippi State-Missouri Prediction

Missouri 69, Mississippi State 68


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

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