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Mizzou Basketball Takes on Ole Miss Tuesday

Isiaih Mosley

Missouri (14-5, 3-4 SEC) at Ole Miss (9-10, 1-6 SEC)
Game Details Tuesday, Jan. 24 • 6 p.m. • Oxford, Miss. • The Pavilion at Ole Miss
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The Missouri men’s basketball team hits the road for a key SEC contest at Ole Miss this week. The schools are set to meet on Tuesday night with a 6 p.m. tipoff on SEC Network.

• Missouri is 14-5 and 3-4 in SEC action – receiving votes in both national polls.
• The Tigers split a pair of games last week against ranked foes, defeating No. 25 Arkansas before falling to No. 4 Alabama.
• Kobe Brown, who missed the game with Alabama, leads the Tigers with 15.7 points and 5.6 rebounds.
• Overall, four Tigers are scoring in double figures with D’Moi Hodge (14.0), DeAndre Gholston (10.7) and Noah Carter (10.3) following Brown.
• Nick Honor leads Mizzou with 3.3 assists.
• Mizzou ranks 13th in the country with a scoring offense of 83.1, while allowing 75.9 points.

• Ole Miss owns a 9-10 record with a 1-6 mark in SEC action.
• The Rebels split a pair of road games last week, beating South Carolina before falling at Arkansas.
• Matthew Murrell is the lone Rebel scoring in double figures with 14.9 points per game, while also leading the team with 2.5 assists.
• Myles Burns collects a team-leading 6.3 boards.
• The Rebels average 67.0 points offensively, while allowing 65.5 on defense.

• Ole Miss holds a 15-6 advantage against MU but half of the Tigers’ six wins in the series came last season with three victories over the Rebels.
• Mizzou earned its second all-time victory at Ole Miss with a 25-point win one year ago – the largest margin by either team in the 21-game series.
• The Tigers capped the three-game sweep with a 72-60 win in the SEC Tournament.

• One of the biggest keys to success this season for Mizzou is owning a top scoring attack.
• Mizzou enters the game ranked 13th nationally with an offense of 83.1 points.
• In fact, the Tigers’ 83.1 points currently ranks as the sixth-best mark in school history and their highest in 33 years.

• While the Tigers are averaging well over 80 points this season, the magic number is just 70 for MU.
• MU has won its last 17 games when scoring at least 70, including a perfect 13-0 mark this year.
• On the opposite end, Mizzou is just 1-5 this year when held under the target – losing 23 of its last 24 games overall with 69 or fewer points.

• The biggest difference for the Tigers in wins and losses is on the offensive end.
• Overall, Mizzou is averaging 89.4 points in its 14 wins this year but just 65.4 in its five losses.
• MU is also shooting more than 12 percent higher in wins and 15 percent better from 3-point range.

• Getting to the charity stripe has also been a key predictor this season.
• In Mizzou’s seven SEC contests, the team that shoots more free throws has won each contest.
• Overall, the Tigers are averaging 33.0 attempts in their three SEC victories but just 19.0 in their four conference losses.

• Junior Mohamed Diarra is enjoying the best basketball of his Division I career.
• After appearing in five of the first 15 games with just 18 minutes played, Diarra has played in the last four contests with 42 minutes of action.
• In his expanded role over the last four games, Diarra has averaged 4.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks.
• Saturday versus No. 4 Alabama, Diarra set career highs with eight points and 12 rebounds. His eight points were just two shy of his career total, while his 12 boards were one more.

• The Tigers were missing one of the nation’s top players in their last game in senior Kobe Brown.
• Last week, the forward was named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List – one of 50 players on the list for the USBWA National Player of the Year award.
• The senior forward leads MU with 15.7 points and 5.6 rebounds – shooting 56.0 percent overall and 40.8 percent from 3-point range.

• The Tigers are hoping that once ready, Kobe Brown picks up where left off as he was enjoying some of the best basketball of his career.
• Brown has led the Tigers in scoring in six of his last seven games – averaging 20.0 points during the stretch that included four games versus ranked opponents.
• Overall, Brown has led Mizzou in scoring in nearly half of the team’s games this season (9-of-19) and in boards on 11 occasions.


This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics