(Quinndary Weatherspoon) Gene Swindoll, Gene's Page

Missouri-Mississippi State Hoops Preview

Missouri (5-13, 0-6) plays at Mississippi State (12-6, 3-3) in a Southeastern Conference game on Wednesday night.

The Missouri Tigers are back on the road on Wednesday at Mississippi State looking to snap a couple of long losing streaks.

MISSOURI AT MISSISSIPPI STATE

When: 6 p.m. CT

Where: Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Miss.

TV: SEC Network

Radio: Tiger Radio Network

Stats: msu.statbroadcast.com

Projected starting lineups

Missouri (5-13, 0-6) 

G K.J. Walton 6.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg

G Jordan Geist 6.4 ppg, 3 rpg

G Jordan Barnett 11.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg

F Kevin Puryear 11.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg

F Russell Woods 8.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg

Mississippi State (12-6, 3-3) 

G Lamar Peters 11.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg 

G Mario Kegler 9.4 ppg, 5.5 apg

G Quinndary Weatherspoon 17.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg 

F Aric Holman 9.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg 

F Schnider Herard 5 ppg, 5.2 rpg

Kevin Puryear (Nate Latsch-Scout.com)

What to watch for: 

Mississippi State leads the all-time series with Missouri, 4-3, including a 2-1 mark in Starkville. Mississippi State won the last meeting, 76-62, in Columbia, Mo., on Jan. 30, 2016.

Missouri has lost 10 straight games, 11 straight Southeastern Conference games and 29 consecutive road games. 

Missouri ranks last in the 14-team SEC in field goal percentage (39.3) and 3-point field percentage (28.5) and is 13th in scoring (70 points per game). Mississippi State is fourth in field goal percentage (45.9), fourth in 3-point percentage (36.5) and eighth in scoring (74.8).

Kim Anderson is 24-57 in three seasons as Missouri’s coach.

Missouri sophomore forward Kevin Puryear is coming off a career-high 26 points against Ole Miss on Saturday. He made 11 of 14 shot attempts, including all four of his 3-point attempts. He had made just four 3-pointers in the first 17 games.

Mississippi State freshman forward Schnider Herard has 37 points and 20 rebounds in his past three games. He had 14 points and 11 rebounds in the Bulldogs’ last game at Tennessee.

Mississippi State’s size could present a problem for Missouri. The Bulldogs start two 6-foot-10 players at forward (Herard, Aric Holman) and freshman guard Mario Kegler is 6-7. 

(Schnider Herard) Gene Swindoll, Gene's Page

LINKS

Mizzou comes up short against Ole Miss

Photo gallery: Missouri-Ole Miss

Missouri basketball press conference post-Ole Miss

MSU coach Ben Howland demands aggressive Bulldogs (premium)

You can follow Nate Latsch on Twitter at @NateLatsch or email him at natelatsch@gmail.com

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