SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Ole Miss

Ole Miss-Mississippi State

Mississippi State plays at Ole Miss on Saturday 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
Mississippi State 1200 476 359 0.730 239 733 301 156 104
Mississippi State OPP 0.434 0.344 0.708 200 637 239 109 69 276
Ole Miss 1153 431 400 0.758 215 723 300 148 73
Ole Miss OPP 0.428 0.355 0.718 205 626 280 111 67 290

NCAA RPI

Mississippi State: 26
Ole Miss: 37

Mississippi State Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Nick Weatherspoon G 6′-2″ 195 SO Canton, MS
#1 Reggie Perry F 6′-10″ 245 FR Thomasville, GA
#2 Lamar Peters G 6′-0″ 185 JR New Orleans, LA
#3 D.J. Stewart G 6′-6″ 195 FR Grace, MS
#4 T.J. Gray G 6′-0″ 165 JR Columbus, MS
#5 Mitch Storm F 6′-7″ 202 JR Madison, MS
#10 Tate Clayton G 6′-2″ 170 SO Tupelo, MS
#11 Quinndary Weatherspoon G 6′-4″ 205 SR Canton, MS
#12 Robert Woodard G 6′-7″ 230 FR Columbus, MS
#15 Prince Oduro F 6′-8″ 255 SO Toronto, ON
#22 KeyShawn Feazell F 6′-8″ 238 SO Newhebron, MS
#23 Tyson Carter G 6′-4″ 168 JR Starkville, MS
#24 Abdul Ado F 6′-11″ 255 SO Lagos, Nigeria
#30 Andrew Junkin F 6′-11″ 240 FR Columbus, MS
#35 Aric Holman F 6′-10″ 225 SR Owensboro, KY
#42 Jethro Tshisumpa F 6′-10″ 260 JR Lubumbashi, Congo
#45 E.J. Datcher C 6′-10″ 250 JR Harpersville, AL

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

Mississippi State Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 9 vs Austin Peay W 95-67
Nov 11 vs Hartford W 77-59
Nov 16 vs Long Beach St W 79-51
Nov 19* at Arizona State L 72-67
Nov 21* vs. St. Mary’s W 61-57
Nov 26 vs Alcorn State W 88-65
Nov 30 at Dayton W 65-58
Dec 4 vs McNeese W 90-77
Dec 8* at Clemson W 82-71
Dec 15 vs Cincinnati W 70-59
Dec 19 vs Wofford W 98-87
Dec 22 vs Wright State W 67-63
Dec 29 vs BYU W 103-81
Jan 8 at South Carolina L 87-82
Jan 12 vs Ole Miss L 81-77
Jan 15 vs Florida W 71-68
Jan 19 at Vanderbilt W 71-55
Jan 22 at Kentucky L 76-54
Jan 26 vs Auburn W 92-84
Jan 29 at Alabama L 83-79
Feb 2 at Ole Miss
Feb 6 vs LSU
Feb 9 vs Kentucky
Feb 12 vs Alabama
Feb 16 at Arkansas
Feb 20 at Georgia
Feb 23 vs South Carolina
Feb 26 vs Missouri
Mar 2 at Auburn
Mar 5 at Tennessee

Ole Miss Schedule/Results

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

Mississippi State-Ole Miss Prediction

The Mississippi State Bulldogs can’t seem to win road games against credible opposition. They won at Vanderbilt. Everyone is winning at Vanderbilt this year in SEC play. Can MSU beat a fellow bubble team and solidify its resume? The Bulldogs are having problems defending. They have allowed far too many opponents to score in the high 70s or low 80s this season. Alabama is not an especially strong offensive team. The Crimson Tide have impressive low-post players who can dominate the boards, but Alabama does not have elite perimeter shooters. Mississippi State should be able to hold Alabama to roughly 70 points if not fewer, but Ben Howland’s team could not make the grade in an 83-79 loss. Howland preaches defense first, but his team has not defended well on the road. Ole Miss has to be given the nod here. Ole Miss 81, Mississippi State 76 (Matt Zemek).

This game tips off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). TV: SEC NETWORK.

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