Tigers and Rebels meet in important SEC battle

Tigers and Rebels meet in important SEC battle

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU hosts Ole Miss Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Both teams are looking for their third SEC victory and are trying to keep pace with Texas A&M, South Carolina, Kentucky and Arkansas.

Ole Miss (12-3, 2-1) dropped their first SEC contest to Kentucky (83-61) and has rallied to beat Alabama (74-66) and Georgia (72-71).

The Rebels are led by senior forward Stefan Moody. Moody is averaging 23.9 points per game for Ole Miss.

Junior forward Sebastian Saiz is averaging just under 13 points per game and 10.3 rebounds.

Ole Miss is 4-1 on the road this season, including wins against Bradley, UMass, Southeast Missouri and Memphis.

Team Statistics:
75.4 points per game
42.6 field goal percentage
30.4 3-point field goal percentage
71.8 free throw percentage

The Tigers (9-6, 2-1) won their first two SEC games against Vanderbilt (90-82) and Kentucky (85-67), before falling to Florida (68-62) on the road.

Ben Simmons leads the Tigers scoring with 20.6 points per game. Simmons is averaging 13.1 rebounds per game and 5.1 assists.

Keith Hornsby is averaging 15.5, Craig Victor 12.6 and Tim Quarterman 11.5 points per game for the Tigers.

LSU is 8-1 at home this season, losing only to Wake Forest (77-71).

Team Statistics:
82.8 points per game
47.1 field goal percentage
31.3 3-point field goal percentage
67.2 free throw percentage

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