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Humphrey Coliseum

Humphrey Coliseum

We’re getting ready for tipoff here on a Thursday night inside Humphrey Coliseum. Mississippi State hosts No. 3 Florida tonight on ESPN2. Bob Knight and Rece Davis will be calling the game…Yes, that Bob Knight. The student section is packed for tonight’s game but the rest of the crowd is pretty slim.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State: 13-6, 3-3

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, F, 6-9, 270, So.

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

Florida: 17-2, 6-0

4- Patric Young, C, 6-9, 240, Sr.

5- Scottie Wilbeckin, G, 6-2, 176, Sr.

15- Will Yeguete, F, 6-8, 230, Sr.

20- Michael Frazier II, g, 6-4, 199, So.

24- Casey Prather, F, 6-6, 212, Sr.

17:59 4-0 UF Young 4 points

Florida has three baskets, two of which have been dunks.

Borchert buries a 3-pointer to pull MSU within one.

Bulldogs tie it up 7-7 on a jumper by Roquez Johnson.

15:59 10-9 UF Borchert 5 points

A nice assist from Ready feeds Ware for the slam.

Another Borchert 3 gives the Bulldogs the lead.

13:27 14-13 MSU Borchert 8 points

Very physical game so far.

11:47 14-13 MSU Borchert 8 points

We’re 11 minutes in and Ware does not have a foul yet. That’s been an issue the past two games.

Florida goes on a 7-0 run.

6:40 23-16 UF Borchert 8 points

6:04 25-18 UF Borchert 8 points

3:48 27-18 UF Borchert 8 points

Tyson Cunningham launches a long 3-pointer to pull MSU within six.

Bulldogs end the half on an 8-0 run.

HALFTIME: FLORIDA 27, MISSISSIPPI STATE 26

Key halftime stats:

FG% UF 37, MSU 42.3

3PT% UF 25; MSU 42.9

FT% UF 44,4; MSU 20

Rebounds: UF 18, MSU 17

Turnovers: UF 3; MSU 6

Pts off TO’s: UF 4; MSU 2

Paint Pts: UF 14; MSU 14

2nd Chance: UF 0; MSU 5

Fast break: UF 2; MSU 0

Bench: UF 12; MSU 6

Individual scoring: UF – Scottie Wilbekin 6, Dorian Finney-Smith 6, Casey Prather 5, Kasey Hill 5, Patric Young 4, Jacob Kurtz 1; MSU – Colin Borchert 8, Craig Sword 6, I.J. Ready 4, Tyson Cunningham 3, Roquez Johnson 3, Gavin Ware 2

State takes the lead on the first possession of the second half.

Ware is down grabbing his left leg.

15:51 33-30 UF Borchert 8, Young 8

Former MSU coach Richard Williams getting some love on the kiss cam.

Ware returns wearing a knee pad on his left knee.

11:46 42-34 UF Borchert 10, Young 10, Prather 10

11:04 44-34 UF Young 12 points

Still trying to figure out how Sword made that last layup.

7:17 52-42 UF Borchert 12, Sword 12, Young 12, Prather 12

Frazier picks up his fourth foul with 6:55 to go.

3:11 55-46 UF Prather 14 points

2:28 58-46 UF Prather 14 points

1:54 58-46 UF Prather 14 points

0:11 60-51 UF UF ball.

FINAL: FLORIDA 62, MISSISSIPPI STATE 51

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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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