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Mississippi State (12-10, 3-6 SEC)
at Auburn (14-11, 4-6)

Tipoff: Saturday at 1 p.m. at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum in Auburn.

TV/radio: No live television coverage is planned. AM-800 will have the radio broadcast.

Mississippi State lineup: F Dietric Slater, 6-3, Sr., 9.8 ppg., 5.3 rpg.; F Charles Rhodes, 6-8, Jr., 12.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg.; G Richard Delk, 6-4, So., 6.4 ppg.; G Reginald Delk, 6-4, So., 9.8 ppg.; G Jamont Gordon, 6-4, So., 15.9 ppg., 7.4 rpg., 4.6 assists.

Auburn lineup: F Josh Dollard, 6-7, So., 11.8 ppg., 7.1 rpg.; F Quan Prowell, 6-8, Jr., 12.4 ppg., 6.2 rpg.;

F Korvotney Barber, 6-7, So., 11.5 ppg., 6.5 rpg.; G Frank Tolbert, 6-4, Jr., 11.4 ppg., 5.1 rpg.; G Quantez Robertson, 6-3, So., 8.4 ppg., 5.4 assists.

Noteworthy: This is the first opponent Auburn will face for the second time this season. Mississippi State won the first game 87-76 on Jan. 20 in Starkville, Miss. ... Auburn head coach Jeff Lebo is 0-3 against the Bulldogs in Starkville, but 2-0 against them in Auburn. ... Mississippi State's conference losses have come by an average of 5.2 points. ... The Bulldogs are holding opponents to 39 percent shooting, while Auburn averages 45.3 percent from the floor. ... Auburn hasn't won the rebounding war against Mississippi State in 12 straight games. In two of those games, the two teams ended the day even in rebounding, including this season's previous matchup.

Bradley Handwerger, Daily Sports Writer

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