Ole Miss gets a second crack at Florida on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Oxford.
The Rebels (11-11, 2-7) seek revenge on Florida (14-8, 6-3) after dropping the first matchup in Gainesville. The teams last played each other on Jan. 14, when the Gators outshot Mississippi from the field 54 percent to 40 percent and had six fewer turnovers en route to a 16-point victory.
Ole Miss: Breein Tyree, Devontae Shuler and Khadim Sy have collectively accounted for 55 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 63 percent of all Rebels points over the last five games.
SEC IMPROVEMENT: The Gators have scored 71.4 points per game against SEC opponents so far, an improvement from the 70.1 per game they recorded over 13 non-conference games.
WINLESS WHEN: Ole Miss is 0-7 this year when it scores 63 points or fewer and 11-4 when it scores at least 64.
ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Rebels have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Gators. Mississippi has an assist on 39 of 74 field goals (52.7 percent) over its past three matchups while Florida has assists on 33 of 77 field goals (42.9 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Florida has committed a turnover on just 17.4 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best percentage among all SEC teams. The Gators have turned the ball over only 11.7 times per game this season and just 9.6 times per game over their last five games.
MSU AT HOME
Mississippi State looks for its fourth straight win over Vanderbilt at Humphrey Coliseum Saturday night in a 7:30 tipoff.
The last victory for the Commodores at Mississippi State was a 72-31 win on Feb. 23, 2013.
Mississippi State’s Reggie Perry has averaged 17.1 points and 10 rebounds while Robert Woodard II has put up 12 points and 7.1 rebounds. For the Commodores, Saben Lee has averaged 16.7 points and 4.5 assists while Aaron Nesmith has put up 14.6 points.
SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Lee has directly created 52 percent of all Vanderbilt field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has 25 field goals and 13 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: The Bulldogs are 0-5 when they allow at least 74 points and 14-3 when they hold opponents to anything under 74 points. The Commodores are 0-10 when they score 70 points or fewer and 9-3 when they exceed 70.
TWO STREAKS: Vanderbilt has dropped its last five road games, scoring 70.4 points and allowing 82.4 points during those contests. Mississippi State has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 81.5 points while giving up 61.8.
DID YOU KNOW: Mississippi State has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 39.8 percent this year. That rate is the second-highest in Division 1. The offensive rebound percentage for Vanderbilt stands at just 26.1 percent (ranked 257th).
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