SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Ole Miss at Kentucky

Ole Miss-Kentucky

Ole Miss visits Kentucky 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
Ole Miss 0.433 0.328 0.722 217 820 326 175 64 312
Ole Miss OPP 0.421 0.291 0.739 216 827 296 155 89 341
Kentucky 0.463 0.333 0.789 233 910 335 124 125 304
Kentucky OPP 0.384 0.293 0.683 259 784 259 118 78 284

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Statistical Leaders

Ole Miss Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Breein Tyree Ole Miss 23 20.0 154.0 99 52
Devontae Shuler Ole Miss 24 11.6 97.0 51 34
Blake Hinson Ole Miss 20 10.4 70.0 34 33
KJ Buffen Ole Miss 24 9.7 87.0 54 4
Bryce Williams Ole Miss 21 3.5 21.0 23 9
Austin Crowley Ole Miss 24 3.1 26.0 13 10
Sammy Hunter Ole Miss 20 3.1 23.0 14 1
Antavion Collum Ole Miss 18 1.1 5.0 7 2

Ole Miss Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG    
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
KJ Buffen Ole Miss 47 99.0 146.0 6.1
Devontae Shuler Ole Miss 17 94.0 111.0 4.6
Blake Hinson Ole Miss 24 78.0 102.0 5.1
Breein Tyree Ole Miss 6 78.0 84.0 3.7
Austin Crowley Ole Miss 10 26.0 36.0 1.5
Sammy Hunter Ole Miss 10 18.0 28.0 1.4
Antavion Collum Ole Miss 5 21.0 26.0 1.4
Luis Rodriguez Ole Miss 11 15.0 26.0 5.2
Franco Miller Jr. Ole Miss 3 14.0 17.0 1.1
Bryce Williams Ole Miss 4 13.0 17.0 0.8
Carlos Curry Ole Miss 3 7.0 10.0 0.7
John McBride Ole Miss 2 1.0 3.0 0.4

Kentucky Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Immanuel Quickley Kentucky 23 14.9 95.0 111 42
Nick Richards Kentucky 24 14.5 132.0 84 0
Tyrese Maxey Kentucky 24 13.9 114.0 79 27
Ashton Hagans Kentucky 24 12.3 88.0 106 13
EJ Montgomery Kentucky 21 6.7 59.0 21 1
Nate Sestina Kentucky 21 5.6 40.0 22 16
Keion Brooks Jr. Kentucky 24 4.8 48.0 15 3
Kahlil Whitney Kentucky 18 3.3 23.0 10 4
Johnny Juzang Kentucky 21 2.8 21.0 8 8

Kentucky Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG    
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Nick Richards Kentucky 66 131.0 197.0 8.2
EJ Montgomery Kentucky 33 82.0 115.0 5.5
Ashton Hagans Kentucky 5 96.0 101.0 4.2
Tyrese Maxey Kentucky 7 93.0 100.0 4.2
Immanuel Quickley Kentucky 15 80.0 95.0 4.1
Nate Sestina Kentucky 27 58.0 85.0 4.0
Keion Brooks Jr. Kentucky 27 53.0 80.0 3.3
Johnny Juzang Kentucky 10 33.0 43.0 2.0
Kahlil Whitney Kentucky 14 17.0 31.0 1.7

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NCAA RPI

Ole Miss: 81

Kentucky: 20

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

Kentucky Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Ashton Hagans G 6′-3″ 198 SO Cartersville, GA
1 Nate Sestina F 6′-9″ 234 SR Emporium, PA
2 Kahlil Whitney F 6′-6″ 210 FR Chicago, IL
3 Tyrese Maxey G 6′-3″ 198 FR Garland, TX
4 Nick Richards F 6′-11″ 247 JR Kingston, Jamaica
5 Immanuel Quickley G 6′-3″ 188 SO Havre De Grace, MD
10 Johnny Juzang G 6′-6″ 214 FR Los Angeles, CA
11 Dontaie Allen G 6′-6″ 200 FR Falmouth, KY
12 Keion Brooks Jr. F 6′-7″ 205 FR Fort Wayne, IN
13 Riley Welch G 6′-0″ 185 JR Littleton, CO
14 Brennan Canada F 6′-6″ 198 FR Mount Sterling, KY
21 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 235 FR Lexington, KY
23 EJ Montgomery F 6′-10″ 228 SO Fort Pierce, FL
33 Ben Jordan F 6′-9″ 250 SO Olive Hill, KY

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Scouting Report


Ole Miss: So far this season the Rebel’s Breein Tyree (20.0 ppg) is the team’s leading scorer. Blake Hinson (10.4 ppg), Devontae Shuler (11.6 ppg) and KJ Buffen (9.7, ppg) are the Rebel other top scorers. Buffen is also the Rebels top rebounder averaging 5.9 boards a game.

Ole Miss: The Rebels are No. 11 in scoring offense (69.8 ppg) in the SEC. They rank ninth in the conference in scoring defense (68.1 ppg). The Rebels are sixth in the SEC in 3-point shooting accuracy (32.8%) and sixth in the conference in 3-point shooting defense (29.1%). Rebels is sixth in the conference in assists with 326 so far this season. Assist to turnover ratio (3rd, 1.0) is another stat in which the Rebels excel. The Rebels are 14th in the league in blocked shots (2.7 bpg).

Kentucky: UK is averaging 75.4 points per game so far this season and allows 65.6 points a contest. Immanuel Quickley leads the Cats in scoring (14.9 ppg). The other players who also average at least 12 points a game include Ashton Hagans, Nick Richards and Tyrese Maxey. Richards also leads the team in rebounding (8.2 rpg). Hagans is one of the best guards in the country both offensively and defensively. Kentucky as a team is shooting 46.3% (2nd SEC) from the field, 33.3% (2nd SEC) from 3-point range and 78.9% (1st SEC) from the line. The Cats are third in the league in 3-point shooting defense (29.3%) and second in the conference in field goal shooting defense (38.4%).

Ole Miss-Kentucky Prediction

Kentucky 78, Ole Miss 67


Saturday‘s game tips off at 2:00 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT). TV: ESPN.

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