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Humphrey Coliseum

Humphrey Coliseum

Mississippi State is set to take on Southern University tonight and Malik Newman is expected to make his highly anticipated debut. Tonight’s game is being streamed on SEC Network +. The student section is full but the rest of the coliseum is pretty barren, which isn’t out of the ordinary considering it’s a Monday night. I’ll be updating throughout so stay tuned.

Starting lineups:

Southern (0-1)

0- Christopher Hyer, G, 5-11, 170, Sr.

2- Adrian Rodgers, G, 6-4, 205, Sr.

3- Trelun Banks,G,  6-1, 170, Jr.

12- Jarred Sam, F, 6-9, 210, So.

32- D’Arian Allen, F, 6-8, 225, Jr.

Mississippi State (1-0)

1- Fred Thomas, G, 6-5, 210, Sr.

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

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

23- Travis Daniels, G, 6-7, 225, Sr.

32- Craig Sword, G, 6-3, 197, Sr.

Ware controls the tip. Sword misses a 3 on State’s first possession.

Allen scores on Southern’s first try. He only had 2 points vs. Arkansas.

Sword scores State’s first basket with a finger roll.

Sword for 3, State down 2.

Daniels drains a 3 and State leads by 1.

13-12 SU 14:41 1st Sword 5, Rodgers 5

Newman makes his MSU debut.

Newman double teamed and has the ball stolen on his first possession.

Newman’s first points come at the free throw line where he makes 1-of-2

19-17 SU 11:41 1st Ware 6 points

23-18 SU 10:04 1st Ware 6, Allen 6

Daniels dials up from deep again to pull State within 2.

Thomas gives State the lead with a 3 from the corner.

26-25 MSU 7:25 1st Ware 8 points

Newman with his third turnover. MSU has 10 as a team.

Daniels hits his third 3 to tie it at 29.

39-34 SU 3:19 1st Rodgers 13 points

Thomas’ trey pulls MSU within four.

HALFTIME: SOUTHERN 45, MISSISSIPPI STATE 40

FG% SU 56.7; MSU 50

3PT% SU 50; MSU 46.2

FT% SU 70; MSU 66.7

Rebounds: SU 14; MSU 17

Turnovers: SU 5; MSU 11

Pts off TOs: SU 16; MSU 8

Paint Pts: SU 20; MSU 10

2nd Chance: SU 8; MSU 5

Fast break: SU 2; MSU 2

Bench: SU 15; MSU 7

Individual scoring: SU – Adrian Rodgers 13, Jared Sam 8, D’Arian Allen 6, Tony Nunn 6, Shawn Prudhomme 5, Chris Thomas 4, Trelun Banks 3; MSU – Gavin Ware 11, Travis Daniels 9, Craig Sword 7, Fred Thomas 6, Johnny Zuppardo 3, Malik Newman 3, Quinndary Weatherspoon 1

Thomas gives MSU the lead with a 3-pointer.

55-49 SU 14:47 2nd Rodgers 16 points

55-49 SU 13:19 2nd Rodgers 16 points

Southern on a 7-0 run. MSU is 0 for its last 10.

Newman ends the drought with a 3. Zuppardo hits one as well to tie it at 55.

55-55 11:50 2nd Rodgers 16 points

Allen fouls out with 11:08 left.

Sword’s 3 gives MSU the lead.

Sword now down holding his head.

Sword still on the floor.

65-61 SU 6:46 2nd Rodgers 16 points

Ready cuts the Jags lead to five with a 3, his first points of the game.

Sword with his fourth foul with 3:28 left.

69-64 SU 3:28 2nd Rodgers 16, Banks 16

72-64 SU 2:33 2nd Banks 17 points

Ware fouls out with 1:46 left.

Sword fouls out with 1:33 left.

Banks fouls out with 46 seconds left.

FINAL: SOUTHERN 76, MISSISSIPPI STATE 72

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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