Live from the Hump

Humphrey Coliseum

Humphrey Coliseum

I’ve arrived courtside for today’s game against UT Martin. It should be a nice sized crowd with the Egg Bowl coming up afterwards but so far the Hump is pretty empty. Mississippi State is out on the court warming up and Aric Holman, Joe Strugg and Xavian Stapleton are of course not dressed out due to injury. Demetrius Houston is not with the team. Remember that today’s game tips at noon.

Starting lineups: 

Mississippi State (2-3)

14- Malik Newman, G, 6-3, 190, Fr.

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

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

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

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

UT Martin (2-4)

2- Jacolby Mobley, G, 6-0, 160, Jr.

3- Alex Anderson, G, 5-11, 180, Sr.

10- Chandler Rowe, F, 6-7, 205, Jr.

30- Tywmond Howard, F, 6-6, 210, Sr.

33- Myles Taylor, F, 6-7, 235, Sr.

Boy was I wrong about the crowd. There are only a few hundred people here.

MSU’s first possession is a missed 3 by Daniels. Ware rebounded and was blocked. Daniels was also blocked. Newman then picks up a foul at the other end of the floor.

Taylor and Ready trade the first baskets of the game.

6-4 MSU 15:17 1st Ready 4 points

State keeps shooting 3s. Haven’t made one yet but I guess one is bound to fall eventually.

Sword just went flying for a dunk to put State up four.

10-9 MSU 11:44 1st Ready 4 points

16-12 MSU 8:04 1st Taylor 5 points

Newman hits a 3 and State goes up by seven.

Quinndary Weatherspoon for 3, Dogs up nine.

26-17 MSU 4:26 1st Weatherspoon 7 points

A Daniels fast break dunk put the Dogs up by eight.

HALFTIME: MISSISSIPPI STATE 36, UT MARTIN 29

Key Halftime Stats:

FG% UTM 46.2, MSU 42.4

3PT% UTM 40, MSU 20

FT% UTM 50, MSU 85.7

Rebounds: UTM 14, MSU 21

Turnovers: UTM 5, MSU 3

Pts off TOs: UTM 0, MSU 6

Paint Points: UTM 14, MSU 16

2nd Chance: UTM 4, MSU 9

Fast break: UTM 0, MSU 6

Bench: UTM 10, MSU 11

Individual scoring: UTM – Alex Anderson 8, Richard Lee 8, Myles Taylor 5, Twymond Howard 4, Chandler Rowe 2, Malik London 2; MSU – Quinndary Weatherspoon 9, Gavin Ware 8, I.J. Ready 6, Travis Daniels 4, Craig Sword 4, Malik Newman 3, Johnny Zuppardo 2

Alley oop to Ware and State is up seven.

38-35 MSU 15:02 2nd Ware 10 points

44-35 MSU 12:39 2nd Ware 14 points

MSU has played better on the defensive end today.

Dogs on a 10-0 run.

48-35 MSU 11:40 2nd Ware 14 points

Zuppardo picks up his fourth foul with 11:38 left.

Dogs on a 16-0 run.

54-35 MSU 10:09 2nd Ware 14 points.

MSU on an 18-0 run.

56-35 MSU 7:57 2nd Ware 16 points

UT Martin ends its scoring drought.

Ware down on the court. Trainer tending to his nose.

Zuppardo fouls out with 5:37 left. Ware returns.

Ware with a double-double now.

62-43 MSU 4:23 2nd Ware 18 points

66-47 MSU 2:37 2nd Ware 22 points

Fallou Ndoye checks in for the first time.

Fred Thomas hits a trey.

Weatherspoon with a 3.

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 76, UT MARTIN 51

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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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