Mississippi vs. LSU: Full Game Preview

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Mississippi vs. LSU: Full Game Preview
Mississippi
(22-8, 6-7 away)
LSU
(18-10, 14-2 home)
Venue: Pete Maravich Center
1:30PM ET / 10:30AM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi M Henderson 19.6 M Holloway 9.6 J Summers 3.8
LSU J O`Bryant III 13.7 J O`Bryant III 8.7 A Hickey 3.9

Ole Miss travels to Pete Maravich Center on Saturday to take on LSU. The game gets underway at 1:30 p.m. EST and you can see it on SEC Network. The Rebels are 5-3 against the Tigers over the last four years. The last time they played they won 72-48 on Feb. 25, 2012.

LSU is in seventh place in the conference and Ole Miss is in second place.

In an 87-83 triumph over Alabama on Mar. 5, Marshall Henderson put up 24 points for the Rebels. His 19.6 points per game is the highest mark on the team. In a 68-57 victory over Texas A&M on Mar. 6, Charles Carmouche put up 20 points and five rebounds for the Tigers. He contributes 4.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 10.9 points per game.

Ole Miss has a statistical advantage over LSU in one significant category, scoring, where the Rebels have an edge over the Tigers, 79.1 points per game to 71.5 points per game.

LSU StatSmack

  • Ole Miss is ranked higher than LSU in the SEC (No. 3 vs. No. 7).
  • Ole Miss has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (62.2 percent to 53.5 percent).
  • Reginald Buckner is ranked 5th in the SEC in rebounds and 13th nationally in blocks.
  • The Ole Miss basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than LSU (64 percent vs. 50 percent).
  • The Ole Miss rebounding leader (Murphy Holloway, 289 rebounds) has more rebounds than the LSU rebounding leader (Johnny O`Bryant III, 226 rebounds).
  • Ole Miss has a better conference record than LSU this season (11-6 vs. 9-8).
  • That must sting. Ole Miss has blown out LSU by 20 points or more on eight occasions since 1997.
  • Ole Miss embarrassed LSU by 24 points the last time they played (Feb 25, 2012).
  • Even computers respect Ole Miss more. Ole Miss has a better RPI this season than LSU (RPI: No. 57 vs. No. 82).
  • Marshall Henderson is ranked 15th nationally in points and 3rd nationally in three-pointers.
  • Ole Miss has a potent offense, scoring more points (79.1 per game vs. 71.5 per game) than LSU this season.
MISS Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Murphy Holloway 31 15 10 1 2 1 2
B M. Henderson 31 20 3 2 1 0 2
B R. Buckner 28 9 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 7 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
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Hickey 33 12 4 4 3 0 2
B J. O`Bryant III 29 14 9 2 0 1 3
B- C. Carmouche 26 11 4 4 2 0 2
B- Shavon Coleman 28 11 6 1 1 1 2
C Andre Stringer 30 10 2 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 19 6 3 1 1 0 1
C- A. Del Piero 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Shane Hammink 11 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Corban Collins 10 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Jalen Courtney 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
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