Live from the Hump

Humphrey Coliseum

Humphrey Coliseum

I have arrived courtside for tonight’s game against Texas Southern. The student section has a nice crowd on hand but the rest of the Hump is pretty slim. Tonight’s game will be televised on SEC Network. The women are playing a top 10 matchup with Texas tonight as well on the Longhorn Network if you can get that channel. Elijah Staley is warming up with the basketball team during pregame.

The Tigers have a few roster changes tonight. No. 33 Brian Casey is now No. 30, No. 40 Jermaine Davis II is now No. 33 and No. 44 Billy Rosenberg is now No. 31.

I’ll be updating throughout the game so stay tuned.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State (3-3)

11- Quinndary Weatherspoon, G, 6-4, 202, Fr.

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

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

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

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

Texas Southern (1-5)

2- Chris Thomas, F, 6-5, 190, Sr.

11- Malcolm Riley, F, 6-5, 200, Sr.

20 Jerron Martin, G, 6-0, 175, Jr.

23- Derrick Griffin, F, 6-7, 230, Fr.

24- Orlando Coleman, F, 6-3, 200, Gr.

Weatherspoon was a late replacement for I.J. Ready in the starting lineup.

Bulldogs wearing black uniforms tonight while TSU is wearing gray.

Game’s first basket is an inbounds dunk by Ware.

Weatherspoon’s 3 ties it at 5.

Sword hits a trey to pull State within two.

10-8 TSU 15:33 1st Griffin 4 points

A Ware dunk ties it at 10.

TSU has hit 6 of its first 7 shots including two treys.

Ready check in after being scratched late from the starting lineup.

19-14 TSU 11:46 1st Ware 6, Griffin 6

Johnny Zuppardo’s 3 ties it at 19

3-pointer by Fred Thomas gives MSU the lead.

22-21 MSU 8:51 1st Griffin 8 points

24-21 MSU 7:56 1st Griffin 8 points

The women trail Texas 18-9 at the end of the first quarter.

Daniels dials up from deep and State has its largest lead, four.

33-29 MSU 3:42 1st Griffin 10 points

Daniels drills another three and State is up eight.

Ready for 3, lead back to eight.


FG% TSU 48.4; MSU 54.3

3PT% TSU 44.4; MSU 50

FT% TSU 60; MSU 0

Rebounds: TSU 21; MSU 12

Turnovers: TSU 8; MSU 2

Pts off TOs: TSU 2; MSU 16

Paint Pts: TSU 20; MSU 20

2nd Chance: TSU 8; MSU 7

Fast break: TSU 2; MSU 2

Bench: TSU 5; MSU 15

Individual Scoring: TSU – Derrick Griffin 12, Jerron Martin 10, Chris Thomas 5, David Blanks 5, Orlando Coleman 3, Malcolm Riley 2; MSU – Gavin Ware 10, Travis Daniels 8, I.J. Ready 7, Malik Newman 6, Fred Thomas 5, Quinndary Weatherspoon 3, Craig Sword 3, Johnny Zuppardo 3

The women trail Texas 26-21 at halftime.

Sweet inbounds alley oop for TSU.

Sword for 3 to put State up 13.

52-39 MSU 16:52 2nd Griffin 14 points

Sword just tied Marckell Patterson for 25th all-time on the school’s scoring list.

Sword just went behind the back and laid it up. Really nice move on his part.

MSU forces its second shot clock violation of the second half. Bulldogs playing really well on defense here to start the second half.

54-39 MSU 15:18 2nd Griffin 14 points

Sword’s fast break dunk puts State up 14.

Newman for 3, State up 13.

61-50 MSU 11:18 2nd Griffin 16 points

65-55 MSU 9:37 2nd Griffin 18 points

69-61 MSU 7:19 2nd Griffin 18 points

Nice ball movement to get Ware a dunk. State up nine now.

75-66 MSU 3:57 2nd Griffin 19 points

Women trail Texas 41-33 at the end of the third quarter.

3-point play for Ware, State up 12.

Sword with his fourth foul with 3:18 left.

Sword with a huge swat at the rim to deny a dunk.

Sword fouls out with 1:11 left.


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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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