The Mississippi Rebels (Ole Miss) visit Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Mississippi on Saturday for an SEC showdown with in-state rivals the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Ole Miss improved to 12-2 on the season with an 82-67 win over Auburn. The Rebels charged out to a 42-29 halftime lead and held off the Tigers in the second half. Terence Davis led Ole Miss with 27 points and 12 boards.
Mississippi State fell to 12-2 on the season following an 87-82 upset loss in overtime to South Carolina. The Bulldogs were led in the loss by Aric Holman with 20 points and 10 boards, while Nick Weatherspoon scored 17. The Bulldogs were hurt at the foul line hitting just 11 of 25.
Breein Tyree leads Ole Miss in scoring with an average of 17.4 points per game. The second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 16.0 points and 3.6 assists per game is Terence Davis. The leading rebounder is KJ Buffen with an average of 5.5 per game. Ole Miss is shooting 50.2% from the field and 38.2% from 3-point territory.
Quinndary Weatherspoon leads four players scoring in double figures for Mississippi State with an average of 17.1 points per game. Aric Holman leads the team in rebounds with an average of 8.7 per game, while Lamar Peters is the leader in assists with an average of 6.2 per game. Mississippi State is shooting 48.0% from the field and 38.6% from 3-point territory.