SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at Tennessee

Tennessee-Mississippi State

Mississippi State plays at Tennessee 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
Mississippi State 0.474 0.374 0.729 332 1034 410 240 151 384
Mississippi State OPP 0.435 0.354 0.715 291 920 356 156 101 402
Tennessee 0.502 0.357 0.762 288 1092 543 170 157 320
Tennessee OPP 0.392 0.332 0.651 340 989 355 172 70 388

Statistical Leaders

Mississippi State Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Quinndary Weatherspoon 18.8 186 126 48
Lamar Peters 11.3 109 41 69
Tyson Carter 10.2 110 26 49
Reggie Perry 9.8 101 73 9
Nick Weatherspoon 9.6 89 33 20
Aric Holman 9.3 96 41 36
Robert Woodard II 5.1 57 22 11
Abdul Ado 5.0 45 41 0

Mississippi State Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Reggie Perry 70 131 201 6.9
Aric Holman 60 117 177 6.1
Quinndary Weatherspoon 44 103 147 5.1
Abdul Ado 50 70 120 4.6
Robert Woodard II 33 73 106 3.7
Nick Weatherspoon 5 63 68 2.8
Tyson Carter 4 51 55 1.9
Lamar Peters 14 39 53 1.8
KeyShawn Feazell 6 13 19 1.1
E.J. Datcher 0 5 5 1.0

Tennessee Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Grant Williams 19.3 183 180 13
Admiral Schofield 16.4 189 44 53
Jordan Bone 13.6 151 53 38
Jordan Bowden 10.3 96 61 35
Kyle Alexander 7.7 88 43 3
John Fulkerson 3.5 35 28 0
Yves Pons 2.8 32 6 7
Derrick Walker 0.9 9 5 0

Tennessee Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Grant Williams 62 157 219 7.6
Kyle Alexander 68 120 188 6.5
Admiral Schofield 33 154 187 6.4
Jordan Bone 13 78 91 3.1
Jordan Bowden 16 73 89 3.2
John Fulkerson 29 47 76 2.7
Yves Pons 17 42 59 2.1
Lamonte Turner 5 47 52 2.6
Derrick Walker 7 21 28 1.1
Jalen Johnson 6 12 18 0.9
Lucas Campbell 0 3 3 0.5
Brock Jancek 0 2 2 0.3
Jacob Fleschman 0 1 1 0.2
Brad Woodson 0 1 1 0.3

NCAA RPI

Mississippi State: 22
Tennessee: 4

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

Tennessee Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Jordan Bone G 6′-3″ 174 JR Nashville, TN
#1 Lamonte Turner G 6′-2″ 195 JR Florence, AL
#2 Grant Williams F 6′-7″ 236 JR Charlotte, NC
#4 Jacob Fleschman G 6′-3″ 170 SO Austin, TX
#5 Admiral Schofield G 6′-6″ 241 SR Zion, IL
#10 John Fulkerson F 6′-9″ 197 SO Kingsport, TN
#11 Kyle Alexander F 6′-11″ 215 SR Milton, ON
#12 Brad Woodson G 6′-1″ 177 SR Murfreesboro, TN
#13 Jalen Johnson G 6′-6″ 187 SO Durham, NC
#15 Derrick Walker F 6′-8″ 236 SO Kansas City, MO
#23 Jordan Bowden G 6′-5″ 193 JR Knoxville, TN
#24 Lucas Campbell G 6′-4″ 185 SR Knoxville, TN
#32 D.J. Burns F 6′-9″ 272 FR Rock Hill, SC
#33 Zach Kent F 6′-11″ 225 SO Magnolia, DE
#34 Brock Jancek F 6′-8″ 212 FR Knoxville, TN
#35 Yves Pons F 6′-6″ 209 SO Fuveau, France

Mississippi State Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
9-Nov vs Austin Peay W 95-67
11-Nov vs Hartford W 77-59
16-Nov vs Long Beach St W 79-51
Nov 19* at Arizona State L 72-67
Nov 21* vs. St. Mary’s W 61-57
26-Nov vs Alcorn State W 88-65
30-Nov at Dayton W 65-58
4-Dec vs McNeese W 90-77
Dec 8* at Clemson W 82-71
15-Dec vs Cincinnati W 70-59
19-Dec vs Wofford W 98-87
22-Dec vs Wright State W 67-63
29-Dec vs BYU W 103-81
8-Jan at South Carolina L 87-82
12-Jan vs Ole Miss L 81-77
15-Jan vs Florida W 71-68
19-Jan at Vanderbilt W 71-55
22-Jan at Kentucky L 76-54
26-Jan vs Auburn W 92-84
29-Jan at Alabama L 83-79
2-Feb at Ole Miss W 81-75
6-Feb vs LSU L 92-88
9-Feb vs Kentucky L 71-67
12-Feb vs Alabama W 81-62
16-Feb at Arkansas W 77-67
20-Feb at Georgia W 68-67
23-Feb vs South Carolina W 76-61
26-Feb vs Missouri W 68-49
2-Mar at Auburn L 80-74
5-Mar at Tennessee
9-Mar vs Texas A&M

Tennessee Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
6-Nov vs Lenoir Rhyne W 86-41
9-Nov vs Louisiana W 87-65
13-Nov vs Georgia Tech W 66-53
Nov 21* at Louisville W 92-81
Nov 23* vs Kansas L 87-81
28-Nov vs E Kentucky W 95-67
2-Dec vs Texas A&M-CC W 79-51
Dec 9* vs Gonzaga W 76-73
15-Dec at Memphis W 102-92
19-Dec vs Samford W 83-70
22-Dec vs Wake Forest W 83-64
29-Dec vs Tenn Tech W 96-53
5-Jan vs Georgia W 96-50
8-Jan at Missouri W 87-63
12-Jan at Florida W 78-67
15-Jan vs Arkansas W 106-87
19-Jan vs Alabama W 71-68
23-Jan at Vanderbilt W 88-83 (OT)
26-Jan vs West Virginia W 83-66
29-Jan at South Carolina W 92-70
2-Feb at Texas A&M W 93-76
5-Feb vs Missouri W 72-60
9-Feb vs Florida W 73-61
13-Feb vs South Carolina W 85-73
16-Feb at Kentucky L 86-69
19-Feb vs Vanderbilt W 58-46
23-Feb at LSU L 82-80 OT
27-Feb at Ole Miss W 73-71
2-Mar vs Kentucky W 71-52
5-Mar vs Mississippi State
9-Mar at Auburn

Mississippi State-Tennessee Prediction

The Tennessee Volunteers answered the bell. They had to beat Kentucky on Saturday – not necessarily for the SEC championship (though that is important), not necessarily to avoid falling from a No. 2 seed to a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament (though that is important), but to show themselves that they can still beat elite teams. The best Tennessee team this season was the one which defeated Gonzaga in Phoenix in the autumn of 2018. That team had been in evidence for much of January. Then it didn’t emerge very often. The Vols needed to reveal that version of themselves before the NCAA Tournament. They did so against Kentucky. That performance should make it easier for the Vols to push ahead to the finish line against Mississippi State. An emotional Senior Night awaits. It is doubtful that Mississippi State will be able to withstand the Vols’ energy. Tennessee 78, Mississippi State 68. (Matt Zemek)

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

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