Live from the Hump

Humphrey Coliseum

Humphrey Coliseum

I’ve arrived courtside for today’s men’s basketball game against Georgia. There’s a larger crowd here than the last time I was here which reflects Mississippi State’s two-game winning streak. Still, there’s plenty of good seats available in the Hump.

I’ll be updating as long as my internet holds up here this afternoon. Remember that today’s game is televised on FSN.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State: 9-9, 2-3

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

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

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

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

32- Craig Sword, G, 6-3, 196, Jr.

Georgia: 12-5, 3-2

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

4- Charles Mann, G, 6-5, 215, Jr.

12- Kenny Gaines, G, 6-5, 215, Jr.

30- J.J. Frazier, G, 5-10, 150, So.

42- Nemanja Djurisic, F, 6-8, 230, Sr.

Booneville’s Kenny Paul Geno made the trip for Georgia but is in street clothes with a cast on his left hand. He broke his wrist against Arkansas.

State wearing its throwback uniforms.

Ready knocks down a 3 on State’s first possession.

Bulldogs off to a 7-2 start.

9-4 MSU 15:32 1st Ready 3 points

Ready with his second 3 ball today. State up by eight.

I’m guessing about 50 percent of  Johnson’s offensive rebounds are off his own misses.

An acrobatic lay-up by Sword. And he draws the foul and converts the 3-point play.

17-9 MSU 11:57 1st Ready 6 points

UGA on an 8-0 run to tie it at 17.

Ready with his third trifecta to put State up by two.

22-20 MSU 7:47 1st Ready 9 points

I’m star struck right now. Tony Schiavone is here with Georgia’s radio.

Sword’s shot from downtown puts State up by five.

30-29 UGA 3:11 1st Frazier 11 points

30-29 UGA 2:35 1st Frazier 11 points

Bailey Howell Drive is now official.

36-31 UGA 0:20 1st Frazier 14 points


UGA was 7-of-8 behind the arc in the first half.

FG% UGA 48%, MSU 35.3%

3PT% UGA 87.5, MSU 44.4%

FT% UGA 62.5, MSU 100

Rebounds: UGA 16, MSU 21

Turnovers:  UGA 6, MSU 4

Pts off TO’s: UGA 6, MSU 8

Paint Points: UGA 8, MSU 16

2nd Chance: UGA 5, MSU 6

Fast break: UGA 2, MSU 4

Bench: UGA 6, MSU 0

Individual scoring: UGA – J.J. Frazier 14, Kenny Gaines 8, Marcus Thornton 3, Charles Mann 3, Yante Maten 3, Cameron Forte 3, Nemanja Djurisic 2; MSU – Roquez Johnson 12, I.J. Ready 9, Craig Sword 8, Gavin Ware 2

UGA knocks down another 3, now 8-of-9 from long range.

43-31 UGA 17:58 2nd Frazier 21 points

Johnson with an old fashioned 3-point play. MSU pulls within nine.

Frazier with his fifth 3-pointer. UGA now 9-of-10 from 3-point range.

46-34 UGA 15:51 2nd Frazier 24 points

Fred Thomas’ trey pulls State within 12.

Frazier is having one of the best individual performances I’ve covered.

Dunk by Demtrius Houston brings the crowd to their feet.

Hump in a frenzy after a Johnson steal and slam.

49-46 UGA 11:58 2nd Frazier 26 points

Frazier with another 3-pointer. He’s now 6-of-6 behind the arc…make that 7-of-7 now.

59-51 UGA 6:11 2nd  Frazier 34 points

61-55 UGA 4:20 2nd Frazier 34 points

Thomas hits a pair of trey. State down by two.

63-61 UGA 3:04 2nd Frazier 34 points

Ready hits from downtown. State down one.

65-64 UGA 2:06 2nd Frazier 34 points

Sword picks up his fourth foul with 2:06 left.

Djurisic fouls out with 1:29 left.

Sword fouls out with 29 seconds left.

70-66 UGA 0:29 2nd UGA ball


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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