SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Ole Miss at LSU

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Ole Miss visits LSU 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 0.431 0.318 0.708 185 685 274 148 54 271
Ole Miss OPP 0.426 0.299 0.737 180 687 248 136 74 282
LSU 0.480 0.307 0.775 251 806 270 133 86 276
LSU OPP 0.410 0.334 0.706 219 642 250 127 58 260

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Statistical Leaders

Ole Miss Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Breein Tyree Ole Miss 18.4 118 72 41
Blake Hinson Ole Miss 11.2 62 27 28
Devontae Shuler Ole Miss 10.7 76 38 24
KJ Buffen Ole Miss 10.1 74 50 4
Bryce Williams Ole Miss 4.1 20 20 9
Austin Crowley Ole Miss 3.5 24 11 10
Sammy Hunter Ole Miss 2.9 20 14 1

Ole Miss Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
KJ Buffen Ole Miss 38 83.0 121 6.1
Devontae Shuler Ole Miss 14 80.0 94 4.7
Blake Hinson Ole Miss 22 61.0 83 5.2
Breein Tyree Ole Miss 6 64.0 70 3.7
Austin Crowley Ole Miss 8 23.0 31 1.6
Sammy Hunter Ole Miss 10 18.0 28 1.5
Luis Rodriguez Ole Miss 11 15.0 26 5.2
Franco Miller Jr. Ole Miss 3 14.0 17 1.3
Antavion Collum Ole Miss 2 14.0 16 1.1
Bryce Williams Ole Miss 4 9.0 13 0.8
Carlos Curry Ole Miss 3 6.0 9 0.8
John McBride Ole Miss 2 1.0 3 0.4

LSU Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Skylar Mays LSU 15.9 107 76 27
Emmitt Williams LSU 14.0 102 71 4
Trendon Watford LSU 13.4 100 57 11
Darius Days LSU 11.7 87 34 25
Javonte Smart LSU 11.7 86 36 26
Charles Manning Jr. LSU 8.0 53 13 9
Aundre Hyatt LSU 2.2 16 2 10

LSU Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Darius Days LSU 57 96.0 153 7.7
Trendon Watford LSU 43 101.0 144 7.2
Emmitt Williams LSU 54 83.0 137 6.9
Skylar Mays LSU 12 83.0 95 4.8
Javonte Smart LSU 14 59.0 73 3.7
Charles Manning Jr. LSU 9 40.0 49 3.1
Aundre Hyatt LSU 9 35.0 44 2.2
Marlon Taylor LSU 15 22.0 37 3.7
Courtese Cooper LSU 4 9.0 13 1.6
James Bishop LSU 1 3.0 4 0.3
Marshall Graves LSU 0 4.0 4 0.4

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NCAA RPI

Ole Miss: 109

LSU: 22

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

LSU Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Darius Days F 6′-6″ 240 SO Raleigh, FL
1 Javonte Smart G 6′-4″ 205 SO Baton Rouge, LA
2 Trendon Watford F 6′-9″ 235 FR Birmingham, AL
3 Parker Edwards G 6′-3″ 190 SO Mandeville, LA
4 Skylar Mays G 6′-4″ 205 SR Baton Rouge, LA
5 Emmitt Williams F 6′-6″ 230 SO Fort Myers, FL
10 James Bishop G 6′-2″ 190 FR Baltimore, MD
11 Charles Manning Jr. G 6′-5″ 200 JR Riverhead, NY
12 Marshall Graves G 6′-4″ 195 SR Ponchatoula, LA
14 Marlon Taylor G 6′-5″ 210 SR Mount Vernon, NY
15 Aundre Hyatt F 6′-4″ 225 FR Bronx, NY
20 Caleb Starks G 6′-3″ 205 JR Lafayette, LA
21 Courtese Cooper F 6′-9″ 220 SO Elgin, IL
24 Deshawn Thomas C 6′-9″ 250 JR Dentsville, SC

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Scouting Report


Ole Miss (10-10, 1-6 SEC) fell to Auburn 83-82 in double overtime on Saturday in Oxford. Ole Miss dominated this game in the first half leading by as much as 18 points. The Rebels held a 37-20 lead at the half. In the second half the Rebels briefly led by 19 early in the half. After this point Auburn began to cut into the Rebel lead. With 10:05 remaining the Ole Miss lead had slipped to 50-43. Auburn narrowed the Rebel lead to 63-59 with 3:45 to play and then took a 66-64 edge on a Samir Doughty jump shot with just under a minute to play in regulation. Two Devontae Shuler free throws tied the game at 66 and the game would head to overtime. Auburn built a 75-70 lead with one minute to play in the first overtime but that period would end with score tied at 77. In the second overtime period Ole Miss forged an 82-78 edge with 3:04 remaining. However, Auburn scored the final five points of the period to gain an 83-82 victory. Shuler led the Rebels and all scorers in scoring with 26 points. Anfernee McLemore paced the Tigers with 19 points. The stats were fairly even except for rebounding and 3-point shooting. Auburn held a 45-33 rebounding edge and made 9/30 shots from 3-point range compared to Ole Miss’ 6 of 20 shots. Both teams hit 30% from 3-point range but the three more treys by the Tigers were significant in a game this close.

So far this season the Rebel’s Breein Tyree (18.9 ppg) is the team’s leading scorer. Blake Hinson (11.2 ppg), Devontae Shuler (10.7 ppg) and KJ Buffen (10.1, ppg) are the Rebel other top scorers. Buffen is also the Rebels top rebounder averaging 6.1 boards a game.

Ole Miss is No. 11 in scoring offense (68.8 ppg) in the SEC. They rank ninth in the conference in scoring defense (67.8 ppg). The Rebels are sixth in the SEC in 3-point shooting accuracy (31.9%) and fifth in the conference in 3-point shooting defense (31.8%). Mississippi is sixth in the conference in assists with 274 so far this season. Assist to turnover ratio (6th, 1.0) is another stat in which the Rebels excel. The Rebels are 14th in the league in blocked shots (2.7 bpg).

LSU (16-4, 7-0 SEC) defeated Alabama 90-76 on Wednesday night in Baton Rouge. Alabama led briefly in the opening minute of the game but LSU quickly took the lead and would never trail again. The Tiger led by as much as 20 in the opening stanza before heading to halftime up 51-33. In second half the closest Bama would get to LSU was 9 points with 13:15 to go in the game. That was the only time the Tide would be within double-digits in the second half. Jaden Shackelford led the Crimson Tide with 21 points. He made 5 of 14 from 3-point range. Emmitt Williams paced the Tigers with 23 points. Alabama made 10 of 38 3-point shots in this game. However, LSU was better from field goal range making 50.7% of shots to Alabama’s 41.1%. The Tigers also dominated at the foul line hitting an impressive 95% (19/20).

LSU averages 80.1 points per game, second in the SEC. The Tigers are allowing opponents 69.9 points per contest, 11th in the league. LSU as a team shoots 48% from the field, 30.7% from 3-point range, and 77.5% from the line. Skylar Mays leads the Tigers in scoring averaging 15.9 points per game. Darius Days paces the Tigers in rebounding averaging almost 7.7 boards a game.

Ole Miss had a big fish but let him (Auburn) get away. The Rebels are much better than their record indicates but they won’t win at LSU.

Ole Miss-LSU Prediction

LSU 77, Ole Miss 68


Saturday‘s game tips off at 12:00 p.m. ET (11 a.m. CT). TV: ESPN2.

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