Mississippi (2-1) vs. Elon (2-2)
Charleston Classic , TD Arena, Charleston, South Carolina; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mississippi and Elon will take the floor in the Charleston Classic. Elon lost 87-68 to West Virginia in its most recent game, while Mississippi came up short in a 78-72 game against Marquette in its last outing.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Elon’s Zac Ervin has averaged 14.5 points and 5.8 rebounds while Darius Burford has put up 11.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. For the Rebels, Jarkel Joiner has averaged 16.3 points and four rebounds while Austin Crowley has put up 10.7 points, 6.3 assists and two steals.JUMPING FOR JARKEL: Joiner has connected on 47.1 percent of the 17 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 8 for 17 over the last three games. He’s also made 83.3 percent of his foul shots this season.
DID YOU KNOW: The Mississippi offense has recorded a turnover on only 13.7 percent of its possessions, which is the 22nd-lowest rate in the nation. The Elon defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 14.9 percent of all possessions (ranked 329th among Division I teams).
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