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.