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Ole Miss @ Mississippi State

Current Records: Ole Miss 9-8; Mississippi State 12-5

What to Know

The Ole Miss Rebels have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. The Rebels and the Mississippi State Bulldogs will face off in an SEC battle at 4 p.m. ET Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum. Coming off of a loss in a game they were expected to win, Ole Miss now face the more daunting task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.

Ole Miss has to be hurting after a devastating 78-53 defeat at the hands of the Missouri Tigers on Tuesday. Guard Matthew Murrell had a rough night: he finished with only six points on 2-for-10 shooting in his 32 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, MSU came up short against the Florida Gators on Wednesday, falling 80-72. The top scorers for MSU were guard Shakeel Moore (18 points) and forward Tolu Smith (17 points). Tolu Smith's performance made up for a slower game against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday.

Ole Miss is expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Samford Bulldogs Dec. 21 easily too and instead slipped up with a 75-73. In other words, don't count the Bulldogs out just yet.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
  • Where: Humphrey Coliseum -- Starkville, Mississippi
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $29.00

Odds

The Bulldogs are a big 11-point favorite against the Rebels, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bulldogs as a 12-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Ole Miss have won eight out of their last 13 games against Mississippi State.

  • Jan 08, 2022 - Ole Miss 82 vs. Mississippi State 72
  • Feb 20, 2021 - Mississippi State 66 vs. Ole Miss 56
  • Jan 19, 2021 - Ole Miss 64 vs. Mississippi State 46
  • Mar 07, 2020 - Mississippi State 69 vs. Ole Miss 44
  • Feb 11, 2020 - Ole Miss 83 vs. Mississippi State 58
  • Feb 02, 2019 - Mississippi State 81 vs. Ole Miss 75
  • Jan 12, 2019 - Ole Miss 81 vs. Mississippi State 77
  • Feb 17, 2018 - Mississippi State 79 vs. Ole Miss 62
  • Jan 06, 2018 - Ole Miss 64 vs. Mississippi State 58
  • Feb 21, 2017 - Ole Miss 87 vs. Mississippi State 82
  • Jan 31, 2017 - Ole Miss 88 vs. Mississippi State 61
  • Mar 02, 2016 - Ole Miss 86 vs. Mississippi State 78
  • Jan 23, 2016 - Mississippi State 83 vs. Ole Miss 77

Injury Report for Mississippi State

  • Rocket Watts: Out (Undisclosed)
  • KeShawn Murphy: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)

Injury Report for Ole Miss

  • Austin Crowley: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
  • Jarkel Joiner: Out (Back)
  • Robert Allen: Out for the Season (Knee)