Live from the Tad Pad


Tad Smith Coliseum

Tad Smith Coliseum

Welcome from the rafters of Tad Smith Coliseum. I covered Ole Miss early on in my career and think the same thing whenever I come back here “Somebody turn the lights on”. I hope whenever the Rebels build their new arena that better lighting is in the budget. Anyways, it’s rematch time between Mississippi State and Ole Miss. The Bulldogs got the better end of a 76-72 decision in Starkville on Jan. 11. Today’s game will be televised on SEC-TV which should be WCBI for folks locally.

MSU point guard I.J. Ready is dressed out for today’s game.

Mississippi State: 13-5, 3-2

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

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

4- Trivante Bloodman, G, 6-0, Jr.

20- Gavin Ware, F, 6-9, So.

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

Ole Miss: 13-5, 4-1

10- LaDarius White, G, 6-6, Jr.

11- Sebastian Saiz, F, 6-9, Fr.

22- Marshall Henderson, G, 6-2, Sr.

32- Jarvis Summers, G, 6-3, Jr.

34- Aaron Jones, F, 6-9, Jr.

17:52 8-2 UM White 4 points

They turned the overhead lights off in the Tad Pad and you could barely tell.

Ready checks into the game.

Borchert leaves the game. Trainer Scotty Johnson looking at his right knee it appears.

Ready drains a 3-pointer to pull MSU within six.

15:13 15-7 UM Henderson 5 points

Borchert back on the floor the Bulldogs.

11:44 20-11 UM Henderson 8 points

Dwight Coleby denies Ware at the rim.

Eli Manning and Hugh Freeze are sitting next to each other courtside.

Good crowd on hand here at the Tad Pad.

Borchert hits a 3 but the Bulldogs are down nine.

7:14 27-18 UM Henderson 10 points

A Thomas trey pulls MSU within 10.

4:55 34-25 UM Henderson 10 points

2:27 36-27 UM Henderson 10 points


FG% MSU 39.3; UM 45.2

3PT% MSU 37.5; UM 18.2

FT% MSU 40; UM 80

Rebounds: MSU 14; UM 24

Turnovers: MSU 4; UM 6

Pts off TO’s: MSU 4; UM 2

Paint Pts: MSU 16; UM 22

2nd Chance: MSU 0; UM 6

Fast break: MSU 4; UM 6

Bench: MSU 13; UM 6

Individual scoring: MSU – Roquez Johnson 8, IJ Ready 5, Craig Sword 4, Colin Borchert 3, Fred Thomas 3, Gavin Ware 2, Trivante Bloodman 2; UM – Marshall Henderson 10, LaDarius White 9, Jarvis Summers 7, Aaron Jones 4, Sebastian Saiz 2, Derrick Millinghaus 2, Demarco Cox 2, Anthony Perez 2

Bulldogs begin the second half with the same lineup they started with.

Also begin with a turnover on their first possession.

A Borchert 3-pointer keeps MSU within 10.

Rick Ray about to sub in five players including De’Runnya Wilson.

16:09 45-30 UM Henderson 10, Summers 10

15:49 45-30 UM Henderson 10, Summers 10

The Bulldogs currently have more walk-ons than scholarship players on the floor.

Tevin Moore just scored.

Wilson records his first stats as a Bulldog, a rebound and a missed shot.

14:44 51-32 UM Henderson 13 points

Henderson leaves the game with a bloody face.

Moore hits a 3-pointer but Bulldogs are still down 13.

12:11 57-42 UM Johnson 13, Henderson 13

11:05 59-44 UM Henderson 15 points

Ware checks in and immediately picks up a foul.

Thomas drains a long 3-pointer but the shot clock expired before he was able to get the shot off.

Thomas hits a trey from the corner. Dogs down 12.

6:41 67-55 UM Henderson 15, Summers 15

State set to sub in five players again.

2:46 78-60 UM Henderson 19 points

2:18 78-60 UM Henderson 19 points


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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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