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Mississippi State (12-9, 3-5 SEC) at No. 18 Alabama (17-5, 4-4)

Tipoff: Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa.

TV/radio: No live TV coverage is planned, but AM-730, AM-770, AM-1400 and FM-92.5 are scheduled to carry the radio broadcast.

Alabama lineup: F Alonzo Gee, 6-6, So., 13.9 ppg., 5.6 rpg.; F Richard Hendrix, 6-8, So., 14.5 ppg., 8.9 rpg.; C Jermareo Davidson, 6-10, Sr., 15.0 ppg., 8.9 rpg.; G Brandon Hollinger, 5-11, So., 4.3 ppg., 1.2 rpg; G Ronald Steele, 6-3, Jr.,9.4 ppg., 4.0 assists.

Mississippi State lineup: F Richard Delk, 6-4, So. 6.7 ppg., 2.5 rpg; F Charles Rhodes, 6-8, Jr., 12.2 ppg., 6.0 rpg; C Vernon Goodridge, 6-9, So., 2.9 ppg., 3.6 rpg.; G Reginald Delk, 6-4, So., 9.9 ppg, 2.0 rpg; G Jamont Gordon, 6-4 So., 15.4 ppg., 7.3 rpg.

Noteworthy: Jermareo Davidson is the reigning SEC player of the week after his 31-point performance against LSU on Wednesday. ... Playing Mississippi State marks the first game of an all-Mississippi week for the Tide who plays Ole Miss on Saturday. ... This marks Alabama’s first SEC home game that has not sold out. ... In his last five games preseason All-American Ronald Steele is averaging 7.6 points and 2.0 assists.

- Josh Cooper, Daily Sports Writer

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