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Hoops tonight: Auburn vs. Miss. St.

The matchup: Auburn (13-12, 3-8) vs. Mississippi State (19-7, 6-5)

Auburn point guard Josh Wallace drives against Alabama/Todd Van Emst photo

Where: Auburn Arena, Auburn, Ala.

When: Today at 7 p.m. CST.

TV: Fox Sports Net South

The coaches: Auburn's Tony Barbee is 24-31 in his second season at Auburn and 106-83 in his sixth season overall. Andy Kennedy is 119-73 in his sixth season at Miss. State and 140-86 in his seventh season overall.

Probable Auburn starters: F Kenny Gabriel (6-8, 209, Sr.) 12.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.5 bpg); C Rob Chubb (6-10, 242, Jr.) 8.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.0 bpg; F Adrian Forbes (6-8, 232, Sr.) 1.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg; G Josh Wallace (5-10, 170, Jr.) (3.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 2.0 apg; G Frankie Sullivan (6-1, 206, Jr.) 12.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.1 apg.

Off the Auburn bench: G Varez Ward (6-2, 208, So.) 9.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.6 apg; G Chris Denson (6-2, 172, So.) 8.7 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.2 apg; F Noel Johnson (6-6, 200, Jr.) 1.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg; C Willy Kouassi (6-10, 219, Fr.) 1.6 ppg, 2.5 rpg).

Probable Miss. State starters: F Renardo Sydney (6-10, 285, Jr.) 10.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg; Arnett Moultrie (6-11, 249, Jr.) 16.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 1.1 bpg; G Dee Bost (6-2, 176, Sr.) 16.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.0 apg; G Rodney Hood (6-8, 204, Fr.) 11.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.0 apg; G Brian Bryant (6-3, 168, Sr.) 6.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.1 apg.

Off the Miss. State bench: G Jalen Steele (6-3, 194, So.) 7.0 ppg, 1.8 apg; F Wendell Lewis (6-9, 260, Jr.) 4.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg.

About the game: Auburn, which has not played last Saturday will try to break a three-game losing streak and make amends for a 68-50 loss to Alabama in its last home game. Mississippi State will try to break a two-game losing streak.

Quoting Auburn HC Tony Barbee: “Every team this time of the year is banged up physically and every team is a little more down mentally. For us, the bye weeks (came) at a very good time for us to recharge our batteries physically and mentally.”

Noteworthy: Auburn lost 91-88 at Mississippi State on Feb. 4. ... Mississippi State blew a 17-point lead and lost 69-67 at LSU on Tuesday. ... Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury is 16-11 against Auburn but is 5-8 at Auburn. ... Junior Frankie Sullivan scored 10 points at Ole Miss on Feb. 11 to become the 33rd member of Auburn's 1,000-point club.

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