Mississippi vs. LSU: Full Game Preview
|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.
- 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.
|B||J. O`Bryant III||29||14||9||2||0||1||3|
|C-||A. Del Piero||14||4||3||0||0||1||1|