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Published on January 28th, 2015 | by Carver Rayburn


#TheNetwork, Mississippi State square off for 250th in SEC action

Ole Miss and Mississippi State will face each other for the 250th time tonight in basketball, the most played SEC rivalry. The Rebels, (12-7, 3-3) are coming off a 72-71 home win over Florida and have won three straight against Mississippi State (9-10, 2-4) at home.

Tip off is set for 8:00 pm and will be carried live by the SEC Network.

Comparing the Numbers

                                  Ole Miss    MSU
Scoring Offense           74.2         61.3

Scoring Defense          67.3          60.8

Scoring Margin           +6.8          +0.5

Field Goal Pct.            .438            .417

Opp. Field Goal Pct.  .387            .419

3-Point Pct.                 .352            .297

Opp. 3-Point Pct.       .344            .340

Free Throw Pct.         .800            .702

Rebounds Per Game 37.8             35.8

Rebound Margin      +3.5             +5.1

Assists Per Game        13.2              8.1

Turnover Margin       +0.7             -2.0

Steals Per Game          6.4               6.9

Blocks Per Game         4.1               3.0





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About the Author

Carver Rayburn was born and raised an Ole Miss Rebel in Oxford, Mississippi. He has worked for many newspapers and magazines in both editorial and advertising, including OffBeat Magazine, The Hattiesburg American, The Meridian Star, The Neshoba Democrat, The Madison County Journal, The Clarke County Tribune, The New Albany Gazette, Southeastern Football Saturdays, and Rebel Yell. He currently lives in New Orleans and has a four-year-old son, Hart. You can contact Carver at carverrayburn@hotmail.com.

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