Live from the Hump

Humphrey Coliseum

Humphrey Coliseum

Mississippi State welcomes 18th-ranked Arkansas to the Hump today on FSN. It’ll be interesting to see how the Bulldogs come out in this one after being embarrassed in the first half in Fayetteville. Both Roquez Johnson (concussion) and I.J. Ready (ankle) went through pregame warm-ups. Obviously, I’m not covering today’s baseball doubleheader. MSU currently leads Alabama A&M 13-1 in the seventh innings. I’ll keep you updated with the happenings at Dudy Noble Field here as well.

I’ll be back with the starting lineups as soon as I have them.

MSU now leads 16-1 after seven innings.

Josh Robinson ran a 4.77 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He did 21 reps at 225-pounds on bench press yesterday.

State is headed to the top of the 9th leading 18-1.

The Bulldogs are wearing pink socks and Travis Daniels is donning pink sneakers to support breast cancer awareness.

MSU wins Game 1 over Alabama A&M 18-2. The Diamond  Dogs play Marshall in approximately 40 minutes.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State: 12-14, 5-8

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.

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

Arkansas: 21-5, 10-3

00 – Rashad Madden, G, 6-5, 182, Sr.

2- Alandise Harris, F, 6-6, 230, RSr.

10- Bobby Portis, F, 6-11, 242, So.

24- Michael Qualls, G, 6-6, 205, Jr.

31- Anton Beard, G, 6-0, 195, Fr.

Ready is doubtful for today’s game.

Ware turns it over on State’s first possession. Daniels scores State’s first basket on the second.

I see a dead wasp under State’s basket.

6-4 MSU 15:46 1st Daniels 4 points

11-11 11:45 1st Daniels 6 points

State has already scored more points than they did in Fayetteville.

Intentional foul called on Jacorey Williams breaking up a dunk by Johnson.

17-15 MSU 9:13 1st Daniels 6 points

21-15 MSU 7:56 1st Daniels 6, Demetrius Houston 6

Houston giving State good minutes off the bench.

23-16 MSU 7:09 1st Daniels 6, Houston 6

29-25 MSU 3:26 1st Beard 7 points

Marshall leads MSU 1-0 in baseball heading to the bottom of the 2nd.

33-32 MSU 1:13 1st Ware 8 points


key halftime stats:

FG% UA 34.4, MSU 44.8

3PT% UA 27.3, MSU 0

FT% UA 70, MSU 87.5

Rebounds: UA 16, MSU 23

Turnovers: UA 7, MSU 11

Pts off TO’s: UA 15, MSU 9

Paint Pts: UA 10, MSU 20

2nd Chance: UA 3, MSU 4

Fast Break: UA 0, MSU 4

Bench: UA 10, MSU 7

Individual scoring: UA – Rashad Madden 7, Michael Qualls 7, Anton Beard 7, Jacorey Williams 6, Moses Kingsley 4, Bobby Portis 1; MSU – Gavin  Ware 8, Roquez Johnson 6, Travis Daniels 6, Demetrius Houston 6, Craig Sword 4, Trivante  Bloodman 2, Fred Thomas 1

Back-to-back turnovers to start the second half for State.

36-34 MSU 17:09 2nd Ware 8 points

Harris picks up his fourth foul with 16:30 to play.

36-36 15:49 2nd Qualls 9 points

Daniels hits State’s first 3-pointer of the day to put State up by three.

45-41 MSU 11:14 2nd Madden 11 points

MSU are Marshall are tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 4th.

53-52 MSU 7:27 2nd Madden 16 points

Johnson has four fouls for MSU.

Ware just picked up his fourth foul as well.

Brent Rooker just hit a two-run homer to give State a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the 5th.

56-54 UA 3:30 2nd Madden 16 points

The baseball game is now in a rain delay.

56-54 UA 3:18 2nd Madden 16 points

58-54 UA 2:39 2nd Madden 16 points

Portis picks up his fourth foul.

58-54 UA 1:30 2nd Madden 16 points

60-54 UA 0:37 2nd MSU ball

State hasn’t made a field goal since the 8:18 mark.

Sword hits a 3-pointer to pull State within 3 with 33.1 left.

60-57 UA 0:32 2nd MSU ball

State’s baseball game has been postponed leading 3-1 in the bottom of the 5th. They’ll resume it following the Alabama A&M-Marshall 11 a.m. game.

Johnson with a lay-up. State down 60-59 with 26.7 left. Razorback ball.

Portis fouls out with 7.7 seconds left.

65-61 UA 6.8 seconds. MSU 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.

Posted in Basketball

Want Email Updates? Warning... We Update Often

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 635 other subscribers