Alabama vs. Mississippi: Full Game Preview

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Alabama vs. Mississippi: Full Game Preview
Alabama
(19-10, 5-7 away)
Mississippi
(21-8, 15-1 home)
Venue: Tad Smith Coliseum
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 05, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Alabama T Releford 15.4 R Cooper 4.7 T Lacey 3.1
Mississippi M Henderson 19.5 M Holloway 9.8 J Summers 3.8

On Tuesday, Ole Miss plays host to Alabama at Tad Smith Coliseum. The game gets underway at 9 p.m. EST and it can be seen on ESPN U. The Rebels are 4-4 against the Crimson Tide over the last four years. The last time they met (Mar. 3, 2012) they won 60-51.

Ole Miss is in fourth place in the SEC and will be trying to close the gap with Alabama, who is currently in second place.

In their last game on Mar. 2, Murphy Holloway put up 22 points and 19 rebounds for the Rebels in a loss to Mississippi State, 73-67. He leads the team with 9.8 rebounds per game and 1.6 steals per game. The Crimson Tide were defeated by Florida 64-52 on Mar. 2 despite 11 points and five rebounds from Trevor Lacey. He averages 11.9 points per game in addition to a team-best 3.1 assists per game.

Ole Miss appears to have a key statistical advantage in two areas. With the edge in scoring (78.8 points per game to 63.1 points per game), the Rebels should find themselves in a good position on offense. In addition, Ole Miss has an advantage in rebounding, 39.4 per game to 32.5 per game.

Alabama StatSmack

  • The Ole Miss assist leader (Jarvis Summers, 110 assists) has more assists than the Alabama assist leader (Trevor Lacey, 89 assists).
  • Ole Miss attacks the glass, with more rebounds (39.4 per game vs. 32.5 per game) than Alabama this season.
  • The Ole Miss rebounding leader (Murphy Holloway, 283 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Alabama rebounding leader (Rodney Cooper, 131 rebounds).
  • The Ole Miss scoring leader (Marshall Henderson, 565 points) has more points than the Alabama scoring leader (Trevor Releford, 417 points).
  • Ole Miss has an average margin of victory of 9 over Alabama in 24 wins since 1980.
  • Jarvis Summers is ranked 3rd in the SEC in assists.
  • Ole Miss is better under pressure, and has defeated Alabama in five out of the last nine games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Ole Miss has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (62.0 percent to 61.3 percent).
  • Ole Miss has a better record at home than Alabama this season (15-1 vs. 13-3).
  • The Ole Miss three-point leader (Marshall Henderson, 114 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Alabama three-point leader (Trevor Lacey, 50 three-pointers).
Bama Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Trevor Releford 33 15 2 3 2 0 2
B- Trevor Lacey 32 12 4 3 2 0 2
C+ Rodney Cooper 29 11 5 1 1 0 2
C+ Levi Randolph 30 7 4 2 1 0 1
C Nick Jacobs 20 7 3 0 1 1 1
C Devonta Pollard 18 4 3 1 1 1 1
C Carl Engstrom 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
C- Andrew Steele 20 4 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Moussa Gueye 16 1 4 0 0 2 1
D+ Retin Obasohan 11 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Isiah Wilson 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
D D. Slaughter 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
MISS Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Murphy Holloway 30 15 10 1 2 1 2
B M. Henderson 31 19 3 2 1 0 2
B R. Buckner 28 10 8 1 1 3 1
C+ Jarvis Summers 27 9 2 4 1 0 2
C Nick Williams 25 8 2 2 1 0 1
C Aaron Jones 17 3 4 1 1 2 1
C LaDarius White 20 6 3 1 1 0 1
C D. Millinghaus 14 6 1 2 1 0 1
D+ M. Newby 7 2 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Terry Brutus 9 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
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