Arkansas vs. Mississippi: Full Game Preview

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Arkansas vs. Mississippi: Full Game Preview
Arkansas
(11-5, 0-2 away)
Mississippi
(14-2, 9-0 home)
Venue: Tad Smith Coliseum
1:30PM ET / 10:30AM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arkansas B Young 17.4 M Powell 5.8 B Young 4.1
Mississippi M Henderson 19.1 M Holloway 10.6 J Summers 3.4

Ole Miss welcomes Arkansas to Tad Smith Coliseum on Saturday. The game tips off at 1:30 EST and you can catch it on SEC Network. The Rebels are 7-1 against the Razorbacks over the last four years. They won 77-75 on 2/28/2012 the last time they played.

Arkansas is in 3rd place in the conference and just behind 1st place Ole Miss with a chance to catch up.

In their last outing, behind 26 points from Marshall Henderson, the Rebels defeated Vanderbilt 89-79 on January 15th. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 19.1 points per contest. For the Razorbacks, Marshawn Powell put up 28 points and 11 rebounds in the 88-80 win over Auburn on January 16th. He is averaging 15.2 points per game in addition to a team-best 5.8 rebounds per game. When considering the Four Factors, Arkansas performs well in turnover percentage at 15.6. This ranks 1st in the conference and 5th in the country.

Arkansas StatSmack

  • Ole Miss does a better job contesting shots (38.2% allowed vs 42.9% allowed) than Arkansas this season.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Ole Miss has a better overall record than Arkansas this season (10-2 vs 8-4).
  • At least you keep showing up. Ole Miss has an average margin of victory of 8 over Arkansas in 24 wins since 1986.
  • Ole Miss players are more experienced than Arkansas players (12,128 minutes played vs 9,500 minutes played).
  • Ole Miss has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.616 to 0.526).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Ole Miss has come back to win after being down at half against Arkansas 8 times since 1998.
  • The Ole Miss blocks leader (Reginald Buckner) has more blocks than the Arkansas blocks leader (Hunter Mickelson).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Ole Miss currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (990 to 894) than Arkansas, per the NCAA.
  • We just win. Ole Miss has more wins over the last 5 years than Arkansas (114 vs 95).
  • Murphy Holloway is ranked 7th in the SEC in points, 17th nationally in rebounds, and 9th in the SEC in steals.
ARK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B B.J. Young 29 17 4 4 1 0 2
B Marshawn Powell 25 15 6 2 1 1 2
C H. Mickelson 19 7 4 1 1 1 1
C Coty Clarke 18 7 5 1 1 1 1
C Mardracus Wade 24 8 1 1 2 0 1
C- Rickey Scott 16 5 2 2 1 0 1
D+ J. Williams 12 4 2 1 0 1 1
D+ Rashad Madden 17 5 2 2 0 0 2
D+ Michael Qualls 11 3 2 1 1 1 1
D+ Kikko Haydar 12 3 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Fred Gulley 15 2 2 0 1 0 0
D Anthlon Bell 10 4 1 0 0 0 0
D D. Wagner 8 2 0 2 1 0 0
D Davion Spivey 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D C. Henderson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
MISS Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Murphy Holloway 30 16 11 2 2 1 2
B M. Henderson 30 19 3 2 1 0 2
B R. Buckner 28 10 8 1 1 3 1
C+ Jarvis Summers 25 8 2 3 1 0 1
C+ Nick Williams 25 10 3 2 1 0 1
C D. Millinghaus 17 7 2 2 1 0 1
C Aaron Jones 16 4 4 1 1 2 0
C- M. Newby 9 3 2 1 1 0 1
C- LaDarius White 17 4 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Terry Brutus 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Anthony Perez 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Demarco Cox 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Will Norman 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Cade Peeper 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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