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I’ve been having trouble getting this laptop connected to the internet here courtside for Mississippi State’s season opener against Western Carolina but I’ll do my best to keep you updated on the game. Not much of a crowd here at all. Remember that you can stream the game online through SEC Network +.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State

1 Fred Thomas, G, 6-5, 206, Jr.

3 Trivante Bloodman, G, 6-0, 190, Sr.

20 Gavin Ware, F, 6-9, 260, Jr.

23 Travis Daniels, G, 6-8, 219, Jr.

25 Roquez Johnson,  F, 6-7, 210, Sr.

Western Carolina

2 Mike Brown, G, 6-3, 175, Jr.

3 Rhett Harrelson, G, 5-10, 170, Jr.

4 Torrion Brummitt,  F, 6-7, 240, Jr.

12 Tucker Thompson, F, 6-10, 240, Fr.

25 James Sinclair, G, 6-3, 180, Sr.

Daniels starts his first career game.

16-10 WCU 14:46 1st Harrelson 5, Sinclair 5

Fallou Ndoye, Demetrius Houston, Maurice Dunlap and Oliver Black check in for their MSU debuts.

16-13 WCU 11:47 1st Harrelson 5, Sinclair 5

Thomas hits a 3-pointer

18-13 WCU 10:35 1st Brown 6 points

Dunlap drains a pair of 3-pointers

21-20 MSU 7:35 1st Dunlap 6, Brown 6

Bloodman has to leave the game after a collision at midcourt.

25-20 MSU 5:54 1st Johnson 6, Ware 6, Dunlap 6, Brown 6

Bloodman returns to the game.

26-24 MSU 3:43 Harrelson 9 points

Ware’s putback at the horn gives MSU a 31-30 halftime lead over Western Carolina.

Key halftime stats:

FG% WCU 40.7, MSU 52.4

3PT% WCU 50, MSU 60

FT% WCU 50, MSU 75

Rebounds: WCU 8, MSU 21

Turnovers: WCU 5, MSU 12

Pts off TO’s: WCU 10, MSU 6

Paint Pts: WCU 8, MSU 12

2nd Chance: WCU 6, MSU 6

Fast break: WCU 4, MSU 0

Bench: WCU 0, MSU 9

Individual Scoring: WCU – Rhett Harrelson, 9, James Sinclair 9, Mike Brown 8, Torrion Brummitt 4; MSU – Gavin Ware 9, Roquez 6, Maurice Dunlap 6, Trivante Bloodman 4, Fred Thomas 3, Fallou Ndoye 2, Oliver Black 1

Thomas hits another from downtown here in the second half.

Johnson gets a 3-point play the old fashioned way.

45-38 MSU 15:14 2nd Ware 13 points

I’ve spent more of this game trying to keep my laptop connected to the internet than I have watching it.

45-40 MSU 11:40 2nd Ware 13 points

You don’t hear Seal too often at sports games.

50-45 MSU 7:58 2nd Ware 14, Harrelson 14

55-47 MSU 3:43 2nd Ware 14, Harrelson 14, Sinclair 14

Justin Browning picks up his fourth foul for WCU.

59-50 MSU 2:39 2nd Johnson 16 points

Brummitt fouls out with 1:49 remaining.

61-52 MSU 1:19 2nd Johnson 16, Sinclair 16

Kenneth Hall fouls out with 46.3 remaining

Browning fouls out with 18.8 seconds left.

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 66, WESTERN CAROLINA 56

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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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  • OldFartDawg

    off to a good start RayDawgs!



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