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Humphrey Coliseum

Humphrey Coliseum

We’re a few minutes away from tipoff in the battle of the SEC’s Bulldogs. With the late tipoff I’ll be pushed for deadline but I’m hoping to get quotes in the paper in the morning time permitting. State will be wearing pink socks and shoes for tonight’s game to show support for breast cancer awareness. Looks like a lot of Booneville is here tonight to watch Kenny Paul Geno, a freshman at Georgia. Tonight’s game is on FSN and looks to be a slim crowd.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State: 13-10, 3-7

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

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

4- Trivante Bloodman, G, 6-0, 182, Jr.

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

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

Georgia: 12-10, 6-4

2- Marcus Thornton, F, 6-8, 235, RJr.

4- Charles Mann, G, 6-5, 210, So.

12- Kenny Gaines, G, 6-3, 195, So.

15- Donte’ Williams, F, 6-9, 225, Sr.

31- Brandon Morris, F, 6-7, 215, So.

Thomas blocks a shot on UGA’s first possession followed by an MSU turnover.

Bloodman puts MSU on the board with a free throw.

Looks like Travis Daniels got a hold of one of the free pink shirts and is wearing it on the bench.

We have the game’s first field goal 17:30 in on a dunk by Ware. That’s a high percentage shot.

I.J. Ready checks into the game after missing the Kentucky game with a fever.

Thomas dunks and UGA still doesn’t have a field goal four minutes into the game.

Sweet baby hook by Borchert.

14:28 10-2 MSU Thomas 5 points

Padres first round draft pick Hunter Renfroe gets a standing ovation at The Hump.

Georgia gets its first field goal at the 13:47 mark.

Borchert and Thornton have to leave the floor after that last play.

Bloodman buries a 3-pointer, MSU up by five.

11:34 13-8 MSU Thomas 5 points

Tyson Cunningham drains a 3-pointer and is fouled. Senior walk-on hits his free throw as well. MSU up by nine.

Thomas hits one from downtown. MSU up by 14 and on a 12-0 run.

9:43 22-8 MSU Thomas 8 points

Geno checks into the game for Georgia.

Geno with the putback.

7:11 24-15 MSU Thomas 8, Mann 8

Chicken with a rare swat.

Booneville crowd erupts with Geno’s second basket.

4:36 24-17 MSU Thomas 8, Mann 8

Geno with another basket. He’s got six now.

3:31 24-19 MSU Thomas 8, Mann 8

Morris called for a technical foul.

0:26 27-26 MSU Mann 10 points


FG% UGA 34.8; MSU 33.3

3PT% UGA 16.7; MSU 25

Rebounds: UGA 19; MSU 19

Turnovers: UGA 7; MSU 6

Pts off TO’s: UGA 6; MSU 11

Paint Pts: UGA 14; MSU 10

2nd Chance: UGA 2; MSU 6

Fast break: UGA 2; MSU 4

Bench: UGA 8; MSU 8

Individual scoring: UGA – Charles Mann 10, Kenny Paul Geno 6, Brandon Morris 5, Marcus Thornton 3, Kenny Gaines 2, Juwan Parker 2; MSU – Fred Thomas 8, Tyson Cunningham 6, Trivante Bloodman 4, Craig Sword 3, Colin Borchert 2, Gavin Ware 2, I.J. Ready 1, Roquez Johnson 1

Same starters begin the second half for State. Same result too…a turnover.

15:16 41-31 UGA Mann 13 points

Georgia is on a 33-9 run.

Geno checks in for his second half action.

11:52 51-37 UGA Mann 13 points

Sword now has four fouls.

7:52 57-41 UGA Mann 13 points

3:46 69-49 UGA Mann 19 points

Sword fouled out.

1:56 74-51 UGA Mann 19 points

Ware picks up his fourth foul with 1:07 to go.


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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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