SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Ole Miss at Florida

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Ole Miss visits Florida on Tuesday 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
Ole Miss 0.435 0.323 0.718 142 529 224 109 42 205
Ole Miss OPP 0.427 0.296 0.724 120 493 189 101 54 211
Florida 0.439 0.327 0.723 173 577 173 95 59 182
Florida OPP 0.406 0.316 0.696 145 503 181 88 41 199

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Statistical Leaders

Ole Miss Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Breein Tyree Ole Miss 17.8 89 56 33
Devontae Shuler Ole Miss 10.9 60 23 20
KJ Buffen Ole Miss 9.7 55 32 4
Bryce Williams Ole Miss 3.9 13 16 5
Austin Crowley Ole Miss 3.8 20 9 8
Sammy Hunter Ole Miss 3.3 18 13 1

Ole Miss Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
KJ Buffen Ole Miss 28 71 99 6.6
Devontae Shuler Ole Miss 13 58 71 4.7
Breein Tyree Ole Miss 6 51 57 3.8
Blake Hinson Ole Miss 15 36 51 4.6
Luis Rodriguez Ole Miss 11 15 26 5.2
Sammy Hunter Ole Miss 9 16 25 1.7
Austin Crowley Ole Miss 7 17 24 1.6
Antavion Collum Ole Miss 2 14 16 1.5
Franco Miller Jr. Ole Miss 3 12 15 1.4
Carlos Curry Ole Miss 2 5 7 0.8
Bryce Williams Ole Miss 1 5 6 0.5
John McBride Ole Miss 2 0 2 0.3

Florida Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Kerry Blackshear Jr. Florida 15.1 60 93 14
Keyontae Johnson Florida 12.9 75 30 13
Andrew Nembhard Florida 11.1 58 32 19
Noah Locke Florida 10.0 52 11 35
Scottie Lewis Florida 9.3 39 44 8
Tre Mann Florida 5.5 27 11 7
Ques Glover Florida 5.3 33 8 5
Omar Payne Florida 4.1 26 9 0

Florida Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Kerry Blackshear Jr. Florida 41 85 126 8.4
Keyontae Johnson Florida 26 76 102 6.8
Scottie Lewis Florida 18 51 69 4.9
Omar Payne Florida 31 33 64 4.3
Noah Locke Florida 3 45 48 3.2
Andrew Nembhard Florida 2 40 42 2.8
Dontay Bassett Florida 11 14 25 2.5
Tre Mann Florida 4 20 24 1.8
Ques Glover Florida 5 13 18 1.2
Jason Jitoboh Florida 4 4 8 0.8
Gorjok Gak Florida 1 2 3 1.5

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Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Stephen C. O’Connell Center

NCAA RPI

Ole Miss: 98

Florida: 53

Ole Miss Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
1 Austin Crowley G 6′-5″ 188 FR West Point, MS
2 Devontae Shuler G 6′-2″ 192 JR Irmo, SC
3 Khadim Sy F 6′-10″ 244 JR Dakar, Senegal
4 Breein Tyree G 6′-2″ 195 SR Somerset, NJ
5 KJ Buffen F 6′-7″ 220 SO Gainesville, GA
10 Carlos Curry F 6′-11″ 235 FR Albany, GA
11 Franco Miller Jr. G 6′-3″ 202 FR Freeport, GB
12 Shon Robinson F 6′-11″ 210 FR Chicago, IL
13 Bryce Williams G 6′-2″ 178 JR Tampa, FL
14 Antavion Collum F 6′-7″ 228 FR Memphis, TN
15 Luis Rodriguez G 6′-6″ 202 SO Los Angeles, CA
23 Sammy Hunter F 6′-9″ 230 FR Bahamas
24 Jarkel Joiner G 6′-1″ 177 JR Oxford, MS
33 John McBride G 6′-7″ 216 FR Memphis, TN
34 Conner McKay G 5′-11″ 181 JR Baldwyn, MS

Florida Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Ques Glover G 5′-11″ 176 FR Knoxville, TN
1 Tre Mann G 6′-4″ 172 FR Gainesville, FL
2 Andrew Nembhard G 6′-5″ 193 SO Aurora, ON
3 Alex Klatsky G 6′-3″ 189 FR Colts Neck, NJ
4 Anthony Duruji F 6′-7″ 213 JR Germantown, MD
5 Omar Payne F 6′-10″ 223 FR Kissimmee, FL
10 Noah Locke G 6′-3″ 207 SO Baltimore, MD
11 Keyontae Johnson F 6′-5″ 231 SO Norfolk, VA
12 Gorjok Gak C 6′-11″ 244 JR Sydney, NSW
21 Dontay Bassett F 6′-9″ 236 JR Oakland, CA
22 Tyree Appleby G 6′-1″ 163 JR Jacksonville, AR
23 Scottie Lewis G 6′-5″ 185 FR Hazlet, NJ
24 Kerry Blackshear Jr. F 6′-10″ 241 SR Orlando, FL
33 Jason Jitoboh C 6′-11″ 300 FR Chattanooga, TN

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Scouting Report


Ole Miss (9-6, 0-2 SEC) fell to Arkansas 76-72 on Saturday in Oxford. The Hogs built a 15-8 lead with 11:20 to play in the first half. However, Ole Miss took the lead with six minutes to play in the half on two Devontae Shuler Shuler free throws. The Rebels then extended their lead to 33-27 at the half. In the second stanza Ole Miss controlled the game through much of the second half, leading by as many as nine points. Two back-to-back three pointers by Isaiah Joe narrowed the Ole Miss lead to 64-62. Joe’s free throw with 2:33 remaining in the game put the Hogs up 69-68 and the Razorbacks would never relinquish that lead.

So far this season the Rebels Tyree (17.8 ppg) is the team’s leading scorer. Fellow guard Devontae Shuler (10.9, ppg) is the team’s second leading scorer. Forward KJ Buffen is the Rebels top rebounder averaging 6.6 boards a game.

Ole Miss is No. 10 in scoring offense (69.7 ppg) in the SEC. They rank 7th in the conference in scoring defense (65.9 ppg). The Rebels are sixth in the SEC in 3-point shooting accuracy and fifth in the conference in 3-point shooting defense (.296). Mississippi is fourth in the conference in assists with 224 so far this season. Assist to turnover ratio (3rd, 1.1) is another stat in which the Rebels excel. The Rebels are 14th in the league in blocked shots (2.8 bpg).

Florida (10-5, 2-1 SEC) fell to Missouri 91-75 on Saturday in Columbia. In the first half the Tigers bolted to 11-5 lead at the 13:56 mark on a dunk by forward Reed Nikko. That lead bulged to 29-18 with 8:28 to go in the half. The Tigers would head to halftime with an impressive 51-35 lead. In the second half Florida cut the Tigers’ lead to 11 with 13:20 remaining in the game but the lead was back up to 23 with five minutes to go and the Gators never mounted a real threat. Guard Dru Smith was the Tiger’s leader in scoring with 22. Florida big man KerryBlackshear Jr. paced the Gators with 22 as well. This was a game in which the Tigers were just flamming red hot at shooting. They hit 61% from field range and an even better 63% from 3-point range. Florida made a respectable 10 of 23 from beyond the arc and 78% from the line.

Kerry Blackshear is the Gators top scorer so far this season averaging 15.1 points per game. He’s also the Gator’s top rebounder (8.4 rpg). The second points top points producer is Keyontae Johnson (13.4 ppg). Team statistics wise, Florida doesn’t shine or struggle in any particular statistical category. In most stats the Gators are in the middle of the pack. Two areas the Gators somewhat stands out in is rebounding margin (5th, +4.9) and 3-point shooting (4th, 32.7%). Florida does struggle in the area of blocks (10th, 3.9 bpg) and assists (13th, 11.5 apg) and steals (10th, 6.3 spg).

This game should be close but give the Gators the edge at home. They play pretty well on O’Connell Center.

Ole Miss-Florida Prediction

Florida 75, Ole Miss 71


Tuesday‘s game tips off at 7:00 p.m. ET. TV: ESPN2.

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