Auburn vs. Mississippi: Full Game Preview

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Auburn vs. Mississippi: Full Game Preview
Auburn
(9-17, 1-7 away)
Mississippi
(19-7, 13-1 home)
Venue: Tad Smith Coliseum
5:00PM ET / 2:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

Auburn StatSmack

  • 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.
AU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ F. Sullivan 31 15 4 3 1 0 3
C Chris Denson 24 11 3 2 1 0 1
C Rob Chubb 25 9 7 1 0 1 2
C Allen Payne 28 8 5 1 1 0 2
C- S. Johnson 19 6 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Josh Wallace 25 4 2 3 1 0 1
D A. Dixon-Tatum 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D Jordan Price 15 5 2 1 0 0 1
D Noel Johnson 18 5 2 0 0 0 1
D Nick Pellar 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Brian Greene Jr 12 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Shareif Adamu 12 3 2 1 1 1 2
D- Dylan Spencer 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- C.J. Holmes 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Jordon Granger 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
MISS Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B M. Henderson 31 20 3 2 1 0 2
B Murphy Holloway 30 14 9 1 1 1 2
B R. Buckner 28 10 8 1 1 3 1
C+ Jarvis Summers 27 9 2 4 1 0 1
C Nick Williams 25 9 2 2 1 0 1
C Aaron Jones 17 3 4 1 1 2 1
C LaDarius White 20 6 2 1 1 0 1
C D. Millinghaus 14 6 1 2 1 0 1
D+ M. Newby 7 2 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Terry Brutus 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Anthony Perez 7 2 2 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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