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I’ve arrived courtside for my final basketball game of 2014. I leave for Miami the day after Christmas so I wont make the final couple of games. Tonight Mississippi State will try and snap its five-game losing skid while Jacksonville looks to end a seven-game road losing streak of its own. Tonight’s game will be streamed on SEC Network +. Junior forward Gavin Ware is out for this game for the Bulldogs with a sprained ankle. Demetrius Houston went through warm-ups, we’ll see if he plays. Maurice Dunlap is still out with a fractured wrist.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State (5-5)

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

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

22- Fallou Ndoye, F, 6-11, 222, Fr.

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

33- Oliver Black, F, 6-9, 224, Fr.

Jacksonville (4-9)

3- BJ Edwards, G, 6-0, 165, Fr.

22- Andris Misters, G, 6-5, 200, Jr.

25- Antwon Clayton, F, 6-6, 200, Fr.

34- Tim Gill, F/C, 6-7, 240, Jr.

55- Kori Babineaux, G, 6-4, 205, Jr.

Ready buries a 3-pointer to give MSU a 7-0 lead.

Bulldogs playing with a lot of energy on both ends of the floor early.

9-0 MSU 14:59 1st Ready 5 points.

Jacksonville is 0-for-9 from the field.

Houston checks into the game, as does walk-on Isaiah Butler.

Houston hits his first shot attempt.

11-4 MSU 11:48 1st Ready 5 points

I’m kind of surprised that Johnson hasn’t checked into the game yet.

Johnson checks in at the 9:00 mark.

Thomas hits a trey to give MSU an 11-point lead

18-10 MSU 7:30 1st Ready 5 points

20-10 MSU 7:14 1st Ready 5 points

Thomas hits his second 3-pointer to put MSU ahead by 13.

Trivante Bloodman gets in the mix with a 3-pointer of his own. Bulldogs up by 14.

26-17 MSU 4:29 1st JR Holder 7 points

34-23 MSU 1:46 1st Thomas 8, Babineaux 8

34-26 MSU 0:29 1st Thomas 8, Babineaux 8


FG% JU 45.8, MSU 60

3PT% JU 16.7, MSU 50

FT% JU 50, MSU 100

Rebounds: JU 8, MSU 17

Turnovers: JU 7, MSU 10

Pts off TOs: JU 10, MSU 6

Paint Pts: JU 18, MSU 16

2nd chance: JU 0, MSU 5

Fast break: JU 6, MSU 2

Bench: JU 13, MSU 15

Individual scoring: JU – Kori Babineaux 8, J.R. Holder 7, Andris Misters 5, Omar El Manasterly 3, Josh Adeyeye 3, Antwon Clayton 1; MSU – Fred Thomas 8, Trivante Bloodman 7, Fallou Nodye 6, I.J. Ready 5, Roquez Johnson 4, Travis Daniels 2, Demetrius Houston 2, Craig Sword 2

40-30 MSU 15:59 2nd Thomas 10 points

Running back Kentavious Thomas has de-committed from MSU.

Rick Ray whistled for a technical foul. Now he’s screaming at the ref to tell him what he did. The just his second tech in three years.

Daniels knocks down a 3 to give MSU a 12-point lead.

Sword also hits from downtown to put the Bulldogs up by 12.

51-39 MSU 10:01 2nd Thomas 10, Babineaux 10

Marcel White whistled for an intentional foul. He now has four with 10:01 left.

Ready calls for a timeout but the ref doesn’t see it and calls a 5-second violation. Ray isn’t happy either.

57-42 MSU 7:56 2nd Thomas 16 points

Ndoye picks up his fourth foul with 7:56 to go.

Daniels hits another 3-pointer. Bulldogs up by 17.

60-45 MSU 5:13 2nd Thomas 16 points

Black has four fouls as well.

61-45 MSU 4:11 2nd  Thomas 16 points

65-45 MSU 3:16 2nd Thomas 16 points

Ready hits a 3-pointer with the shot clock expiring.


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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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