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Humphrey Coliseum

Humphrey Coliseum

It’s a slim crowd so far at Humphrey Coliseum for tonight’s game against Tennessee. I’m a little under the weather but unless I decide to claw my eyes out from these allergies I should be here for the duration of tonight’s game, which is carried locally on MyMs. Craig Sword is dressed out and will start tonight’s game after the passing of his grandmother yesterday afternoon. Baseball is up 10-1 on Mount St. Mary’s in the bottom of the 8th.

Starting Lineups:

Tennessee: 16-11, 7-7

2 Antonio Barton, G, 6-2, 180, Sr.

52 Jordan McRae, G, 6-6, 185, Sr.

1 Josh Richardson, G, 6-6, 190, Jr.

34 Jeronne Maymon, F, 6-8, 260, Sr.

5 Jarnell Stokes, F, 6-8, 260, Jr.

Mississippi State: 13-14, 3-11

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

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

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

25 Roquez Johnson, F, 6-7, 210, Jr.

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

Mississippi State has defeated Mount St. Mary’s 10-1 to sweep the midweek series.

Bulldogs sporting grey uniforms tonight while Tennessee in bright orange.

Early substitution from Ware to Colin Borchert.

Fred Thomas checks into the game after not playing Saturday vs. Arkansas.

15:49 6-2 UT Sword 2, Richardson, Stokes 2, McRae 2

Bulldogs are 0 of 4 from the field at the first media timeout.

Thomas gets MSU’s first shot from the field to drop at the 14:30 mark.

Borchert buries a 3-pointer pulling MSU within three.

10:43 18-13 UT Stokes 8 points

Thorpe Award winner and Tampa Bay cornerback Johnthan Banks sitting courtside for this one.

7:59 22-15 UT Stokes 8 points

Tevin Moore rolled his ankle during Monday’s practice and will not play tonight.

A McRae trey puts the Vols up by eight.

5:19 27-17 UT McRae 9 points

3:47 27-17 UT McRae 9 points

Back-to-back 3-pointers by McRae and Darius Thompson push UT’s lead to 14.

Thomas grabbing his left wrist after a layup. He already had it taped.

0:41 35-24 UT McRae 12 points

0:07 35-24 UT McRae 12 points

HALFTIME: TENNESSEE 35, MISSISSIPPI STATE 24

MSU’s top two scorers on the year – Sword and Ware – did not have a field goal attempt in the first half.

FG% UT 45.2; MSU 34.6

3PT% UT 33.3; MSU 14.3

FT% UT 100; MSU 83.3

Rebounds: UT 22; MSU 12

Turnovers: UT 9; MSU 7

Pts off TOs: UT 5; MSU 8

Paint Pts: UT 22; MSU 10

2nd Chance: UT 10; MSU 2

Fast break: UT 2; MSU 6

Bench: UT 7; MSU 11

Individual scoring: UT – Jordan McRae 12, Jarnell Stokes 10, Jeronne Maymon 6, Armani Moore 4, Darius Thompson 3; MSU – Roquez Johnson 9, Colin Borchert 7, Fred Thomas 4, Trivante Bloodman 2, Craig Sword 2

Sword scores on his first shot attempt of the second half.

And Ware scores on his.

Another 3-pointer from McRae. He’s now 3 of 4 from the outside.

That’s as angry as I’ve seen Rick Ray at an official in two years.

15:29 43-37 UT McRae 16 points

15:06 43-37 UT McRae 16 points

Excellent reverse layup by Sword in traffic.

Bulldogs cut the lead to four but McRae buries his fourth 3-pointer.

11:47 50-43 UT McRae 21 points

Stokes called for a foul and spikes the ball at Johnson but no technical called. None of the three refs saw it apparently.

Thomas hits a trey from the corner pulling MSU back within four.

8:29 60-50 UT McRae 25 points

Bloodman converts the old fashioned 3-point play pulling MSU back within seven.

7:43 62-53 UT McRae 25 points

McRae picks up his fourth foul with 4:33 to go.

3:48 67-58 UT McRae 25 points

2:14 67-63 UT McRae 25 points

0:25 71-65 UT, UT ball

Thomas hits a 3-pointer falling down with 11.6 left pulling MSU within five. UT ball.

FINAL: TENNESSEE 75, MISSISSIPPI STATE 68

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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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