Alabama vs. Mississippi State, basketball game information

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Records: Alabama 17-8, 9-3 SEC. Mississippi State 7-17, 2-10 SEC.

TV: SEC Network (Dave Neal and Jon Sundvold)

Radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network (Chris Stewart and Bryan Passink)

Alabama Lineup: G Trevor Lacey, 6-3, So., 12.0 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 3.2 assists per game; G Trevor Releford, 6-0, Jr., 14.4 ppg., 2.2 rpg., 2.6 assists per game; F Levi Randolph, 6-5, So., 7.7 ppg., 4.3 rpg., 1.2 steals per game; F Rodney Cooper, 6-6, So., 10.8 ppg., 4.3 rpg.; C Moussa Gueye, 7-0, Jr., 1.5 ppg., 4.4 rpg., 1.8 blocks per game.

Mississippi State Lineup: G Craig Sword, 6-3, Fr., 10.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.6 steals per game; G Fred Thomas, 6-5, Fr., 10.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.6 steals per game; G Trivante Bloodman, 6-0, Soph., 6.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.5 assists per game; F Gavin Ware, 6-9, Fr., 8.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg; F Colin Borchert, 6-8, Jr., 7.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.4 blocks per game, 1.3 steals per game.

Noteworthy: Mississippi State has accumulated all 10 of its conference losses in its last 10 games. The losing streak was started by its home loss to Alabama on Jan. 16, 75-43 …. The Bulldogs have lost their last ten games by an average score of 21.2 points, including five by 20 points or more …. Statistically speaking, Mississippi State plays the worst defense in the SEC. The 74.8 points per game the Bulldogs allow is worst in the conference, as is the opponent’s field goal percentage of 47.9 in conference play and opponent’s three-point percentage of 36.4 on the year …. Alabama comes into the game leading the SEC in steals with 112 (9.3 per game) while Mississippi State’s assist/turnover ratio of 0.6 is worst in the conference.

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