How to watch Alabama vs. Mississippi State in SEC Tournament

The 2023 SEC Tournament is in full swing in Nashville. On Friday, the quarterfinals are set to begin and Nate Oats and the Alabama men’s basketball team will get things started against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

This will be the third matchup of the season between the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs with Alabama taking both of the previous matchups.

In the first matchup in Starkville, Alabama defeated Mississippi State 78-67 but then had a close call in Tuscaloosa in the second matchup, defeating the Bulldogs 66-63.

Alabama will need to bring their energy against the Bulldogs who are fighting for a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Here is how you can catch all the action between Alabama and Mississippi State!

How to watch

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  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023

  • Time: 12:00 p.m. CT

  • TV Channel: ESPN

  • Live Stream: fuboTV (watch here)

Alabama player to watch: Brandon Miller

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Alabama has struggled to shoot the ball lately, especially from the three-point line. This includes star freshman Brandon Miller. Miller is undeniably one of the best players in the country and this is the time of year you need your best at their best. Miller could put on a show in Nashville.

Mississippi State player to watch: Tolu Smith

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Tolu Smith is a load to handle in the paint and the Tide’s bigs will have their hands full on Friday. Smith is coming off a 28-point and 12-rebound performance against Florida. Smith also gets to the foul line a ton and Alabama will need to play physically to control Smith and the paint.

Series history

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Alabama owns a commanding 132-77 advantage in the all-time series against Mississippi State. The Crimson Tide are 7-3 against the Bulldogs in the previous 10 matchups.

Score prediction

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Alabama 77, Mississippi State 67

Alabama should win this game. They are the better team with the better roster and are due to start making some shots. While I don’t believe Alabama lights it up on Friday, I do think they start to regain their footing and start to look a little like the Alabama team of a few weeks back.

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