Auburn vs. Mississippi: Full Game Preview
|Auburn||F Sullivan 14.7||R Chubb 6.8||J Wallace 3.0|
|Mississippi||M Henderson 19.7||M Holloway 9.4||J Summers 3.9|
On Saturday, Ole Miss welcomes Auburn at Tad Smith Coliseum. Tipoff is at 5 p.m. EST and you can see it on FSN. The Rebels beat the Tigers 63-61 on Jan. 26 and are 7-3 against them over the last four years.
Auburn is in 12th place in the SEC and Ole Miss is in fourth place.
In their last matchup on Feb. 20, Murphy Holloway put up 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Rebels in a loss to South Carolina, 63-62. On top of his scoring average of 14.5 points per game, he delivers 9.4 rebounds per game. For the Tigers, Rob Chubb finished with 9 points in the 65-56 loss to Texas A&M on Feb. 20. He is averaging 8.7 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.8 rebounds per game.
There is a single key statistical area where Ole Miss can exploit Auburn, scoring, where the Rebels have an edge over the Tigers, 79 points per game to 65 points per game.
- The Ole Miss basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Auburn (64 percent vs. 27 percent).
- That must sting. Ole Miss has blown out Auburn by 20 points or more on three occasions since 2006.
- Ole Miss has come back to win after being down at half against Auburn seven times since 2000.
- Ole Miss players are more experienced than Auburn players (14,978 minutes played vs. 13,949 minutes played).
- The Ole Miss assist leader (Jarvis Summers, 98 assists) has more assists than the Auburn assist leader (Josh Wallace, 79 assists).
- Be afraid. Ole Miss has blown out more teams than Auburn this season (six blowouts vs. one).
- Ole Miss has more wins over the last 5 years than Auburn (123 vs. 88).
- Ole Miss attacks the glass, with more rebounds (39.5 per game vs. 35.0 per game) than Auburn this season.
- It's only wins and losses, but Ole Miss has a better overall record than Auburn this season (19-7 vs. 9-17).
- Over the past 10 years, Ole Miss has had more players drafted by the NBA than Auburn (two vs. zero).
- Aaron Jones is ranked 9th in the SEC in blocks.
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