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Humphrey Coliseum

Humphrey Coliseum

I just arrived on press row in a pretty empty Humphrey Coliseum for tonight’s basketball game against Maryland Eastern Shore (yeah, I hadn’t heard of them either). De’Runnya Wilson was not with the Bulldogs during pregame warm-ups. The women are opening up conference play tonight at Florida and are playing right now on Sun Sports. MSU has a chance to equal its win total from a year ago with a win tonight and another victory will give Rick Ray 20 for his career.

I’ll be here for the duration so stay tuned…

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State: 9-3

1- Fred Thomas, G, 6-5, 191, So.

3- Colin Borchert, F, 6-8, 231, Sr.

15- I.J. Ready, G, 5-11, 170, Fr.

20- Gavin Ware, C, 6-9, 270, So.

32- Craig Sword, G, 6-3, 189, So.

Maryland Eastern Shore: 2-9

5- Louis Bell, G, 6-4, 180, Sr.

13- Issac Smith III, G, 6-1, 170, Jr.

23- Troy Snyder, F, 6-6, 215, Sr.

45- KyRee Jones, G, 6-3, 200, Jr.

54- Francis Ezeiru, C, 6-10, 260, Sr.

18:31 2-0 MSU Borchert 2 points

Florida leads MSU 40-30 at halftime in women’s action.

15:37 6-2 MSU Borchert 2, Ready 2, Ware 2, Smith 2

Thomas with the block and then slam on the other end.

10:21 10-8 UMES Smith 8 points

7:55 12-12 Smith 8 points

UMES is 0-for-7 behind the arc so far. MSU is 0-for-1.

UMES has players from Nigeria, Chad, Trinidad and Tobago.

6:28 18-12 MSU Ware 8, Smith 8

Ware already has a double-double.

3:51 22-16 MSU Ware 12 points

UMES finally gets a 3-ball to fall. The Hawks are now 1-of-11 behind the arc.

0:16 29-20 MSU Ware 12 points

HALFTIME: MISSISSIPPI STATE 29, MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE 20

FG% UMES 29; MSU 39.4

3PT% UMES 7.7; MSU 16.7

FT% UMES 50; MSU 66.7

Rebounds: UMES 17; MSU 24

Turnovers: UMES 7; MSU 8

Paint Pts: UMES 10; MSU 22

Pts off TO’s: UMES 11; MSU 2

2nd Chance: UMES 6; MSU 10

Fast break: UMES 2; MSU 4

Bench: UMES 1; MSU 6

Individual scoring: UMES – Issac Smith III 8, KyRee Jones 5, Troy Snyder 4, Louis Bell 2, Shane Randall 1; MSU – Gavin Ware 12, I.J. Ready 5, Roquez Johnson 4, Colin Borchert 2, Fred Thomas 2, Craig Sword 2, Trivante Bloodman 2

16:10 40-27 MSU Ware 16 points

Former Bulldog Wesley Morgan is here tonight.

Beautiful offensive transition by the Bulldogs. Leads to a dunk by Borchert.

14:11 45-27 MSU Ware 16 points

Borchert has scored nine points in the first six minutes of the second half. Ware has a career-high 15 rebounds.

11:36 48-36 MSU Ware 16 points

The MSU women’s team fell at Florida 82-72.

9:44 53-40 MSU Ware 16 points

8:15 56-46 MSU Ware 16 points

7:32 59-48 MSU Ware 19 points

Borchert has scored 18 points in the second half and now has a career-high 20.

3:09 70-61 MSU Borchert 20 points

2:34 70-61 MSU Borchert 20 points

Ware’s dunk gives him 21 points.

Thomas with a rim-rocking jam.

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 77, MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE 63

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Video highlights

 

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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