Nate Oats and the Alabama Crimson Tide men’s basketball team has a chance to tighten its grip on the SEC when they host Chris Jans and the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday night from inside Coleman Coliseum.
Alabama currently sits with a 15-6 overall record and an impressive 7-1 record in conference play. The Bulldogs enter the matchup with a 14-7 overall record and a misleading 3-5 record in the SEC.
Below, you will find all the information you need for Saturday’s matchup between Alabama and Mississippi State including broadcast guide, injury report, and projected starting lineups.
How to watch Saturday's game
Date: Feb. 3, 2024
Time: 7:30 p.m. CT
TV Channel: SEC Network
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch here)
Saturday's Injury Report
F Nick Pringle is out indefinitely (suspension)
G Trey Fort is questionable (thumb)
G Andrew Taylor is out indefinitely (Personal)
F Keshawn Murphy is out indefinitely (Personal)
Alabama's projected lineup
Latrell Wrightsell Jr.
Mississippi State's projected lineup
Alabama player to watch: Grant Nelson
In the first matchup against Mississippi State Grant Nelson did a great job of playing physical and making things tough on the interior for the Bulldogs. Alabama will need Nelson to once again step up down low as well as continue to knock down open jumpers.
Mississippi State player to watch: Tolu Smith
Tolu Smith is one of the better post players in the SEC and will provide a great challenge for the Alabama paint defenders. Limiting Smith’s touches in the paint is critical for the Tide’s success.
Mississippi State is a physical team that likes to win its game by playing good defense and limiting its opponents from scoring in bunches. Alabama will need to come ready to play because the Bulldogs are more than capable of pulling off the upset. However, it seems like Nate Oats has his team focused on the task at hand and I expect the Tide to hold serve at home.
Alabama 88, Mississippi State 74
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