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I arrived courtside for today’s matchup with LSU. It’ll be interesting to see how former Mississippi State signee Josh Gray does in this one. I also want to see how the Bulldogs bounce back after two close losses. Remember that today’s game is televised on SEC Network.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State: 9-11, 2-5

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.

LSU: 16-4, 5-2

1- Jarell Martin, F, 6-10, 235, So.

4- Keith Hornsby, G, 6-4, 210, Jr.

5- Josh Gray, G, 6-1, 183, Jr.

22- Darcy Malone, C, 7-0, 245, So.

25- Jordan Mickey, F, 6-8, 235, So.

3-0 LSU 18:55 1st Hornsby 3 points

Sword with an old fashioned 3-point play. Dogs up by two.

Ready’s 3 puts State up by three.

5-3 MSU 15:58 1st Sword 3, Hornsby 3

LSU has nine guys on the bench in suits.  I wonder if they have enough coaches?

13-8 MSU 11:26 1st Craig Sword 4, Oliver Black 4

Gray scores his first basket off a goal tend by Demetrius Houston.

Ready with another trey to put State up by six.

20-15 MSU 6:40 1st Ready 6 points

Sword knocks down a 3. State up by seven.

Ware limps off the court.

23-22 MSU 3:08 1st Mickey 8 points

Ware getting set to check back in.

24-23 LSU 2:08 1st Mickey 8 points

Tigers on an 8-0 run.

Fred Thomas for 3. State pulls ahead by four.

Ware with a 3-point play. MSU up by three.

LSU dominating the boards 27-16.

HALFTIME: MISSISSIPPI STATE 31, LSU 28

MSU just picked up a commitment from 2016 cornerback CJ Morgan-Walker from Louisiana.

FG% LSU 29.4, MSU 39.3

3PT% LSU 20, MSU 44.4

FT% LSU 75, MSU 50

Rebounds LSU 27, MSU 17

Turnovers LSU 9, MSU 7

Pts off TO’s LSU 5, MSU 5

Paint Pts LSU 12, MSU 6

2nd Chance LSU 11, MSU 2

Fast break LSU 4, MSU 0

Bench LSU 4, MSU 11

Individual scoring: LSU – Jordan Mickey 10, Keith Hornsby 7, Josh Gray 5, Aaron Epps 4, Darcy Malone 2; MSU – Gavin Ware 7, Craig Sword 7, I.J. Ready 6, Fred Thomas 5, Oliver Black 4, Fallou Ndoye 2

Dan Mullen just walked in with Jamal Peters.

Thomas just posterized some of LSU’s bigs.

41-40 MSU 15:12 2nd Mickey 17 points

45-45 11:56 2nd Mickey 17 points

45-45 11:10 2nd Mickey 17 points

Tim Quarterman picks up his fourth foul with 10:02 left.

State’s struggles at the line continue. Now 11-of-21

51-49 LSU 7:54 2nd Mickey 21 points

Ndoye denies Mickey at the rim.

LSU has three players with four fouls

57-54 LSU 3:55 2nd Mickey 21 points

Sword feeds Roquez Johnson for a dunk. State up by one.

60-57 MSU 2:39 2nd Mickey 21 points

Johnson picks up his fourth foul with 2:19 left.

Ware has a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

65-61 MSU 0:29 2nd MSU ball

Black gets his fourth foul with 21 seconds left.

67-63 MSU 0:20 2nd MSU ball

Gray fouls out with 11.1 seconds left.

Black fouls out with 4.5 seconds left. Looked like a charge to me.

Quarterman fouls out with four seconds left.

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 73, LSU 67

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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