Mississippi vs. Auburn: Full Game Preview

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Mississippi vs. Auburn: Full Game Preview
Mississippi
(16-2, 5-2 away)
Auburn
(8-10, 7-6 home)
Venue: Auburn Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi M Henderson 19.4 M Holloway 10.4 J Summers 3.8
Auburn F Sullivan 17.2 R Chubb 7.8 J Wallace 3.6

No. 23 Ole Miss heads to Auburn Arena on Saturday to take on Auburn. It gets started at 8:00 EST and you can see it on FSN. The Rebels are 6-3 against the Tigers over the last four years. The last time they met (3/8/2012) they won 68-54.

Ole Miss is in 1st place in the conference, Auburn is in 7th place.

The 28 points by Marshall Henderson helped the Rebels to a 62-56 victory over Tennessee on January 24th. He leads the team with 19.4 points per game. The Tigers were defeated by Vanderbilt 73-61 on January 23rd despite 14 points from Frankie Sullivan. He leads the team with 17.2 points per game.

Ole Miss has an advantage in a single key statistical area, scoring, where the Rebels have an edge over the Tigers, 81 points per game to 68 points per game.

Auburn StatSmack

  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Ole Miss has come back to win after being down at half against Auburn 6 times since 2000.
  • Aaron Jones is ranked 5th in the SEC in blocks.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Ole Miss has had more players drafted by the NBA than Auburn (2 vs 0).
  • We make our fans proud. Ole Miss has a better record at home than Auburn this season (7-0 vs 4-3).
  • Ole Miss players are more experienced than Auburn players (12,128 minutes played vs 11,093 minutes played).
  • Murphy Holloway is ranked 7th in the SEC in points, 17th nationally in rebounds, and 9th in the SEC in steals.
  • The Ole Miss blocks leader (Reginald Buckner) has more blocks than the Auburn blocks leader (Asauhn Dixon-Tatum).
  • You get an A for effort, but Ole Miss has emerged victorious against Auburn the last 2 times they've played.
  • Ole Miss waxed Auburn by 14 points the last time they played (Mar 08, 2012).
  • The Ole Miss steals leader (Murphy Holloway) has more steals than the Auburn steals leader (Allen Payne).
  • The Ole Miss basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Auburn (64% vs 27%).
MISS Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Murphy Holloway 30 15 10 2 2 1 2
B M. Henderson 30 19 3 2 2 0 2
B R. Buckner 28 10 8 1 1 3 1
C+ Jarvis Summers 25 9 2 4 1 0 1
C+ Nick Williams 26 10 3 2 1 0 1
C D. Millinghaus 16 6 1 2 1 0 1
C Aaron Jones 16 3 4 1 1 2 0
C- LaDarius White 17 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ M. Newby 8 2 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
AU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- F. Sullivan 34 17 4 3 1 0 3
C Rob Chubb 26 10 8 1 1 1 2
C Allen Payne 29 8 5 1 1 0 2
C Chris Denson 24 11 3 2 1 0 2
D+ S. Johnson 18 5 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Josh Wallace 26 4 2 4 2 0 1
D+ A. Dixon-Tatum 14 5 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Noel Johnson 20 6 2 1 0 0 1
D Jordan Price 14 6 1 1 0 0 1
D Brian Greene Jr 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Nick Pellar 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Shareif Adamu 12 3 2 1 1 1 2
D- Dylan Spencer 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- C.J. Holmes 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Jordon Granger 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
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