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Mississippi State is back in action here at the Hump after two straight on the road. The Bulldogs will take on Tulane and could have a slim inside presence with two starters hurt. Gavin Ware banged up his knee against Florida State and is listed as doubtful even though he did go through some pregame work today with game shorts on wearing a brace on his left knee. Travis Daniels missed the FSU game after suffering a concussion Monday. Daniels too was wearing game shorts and went through pregame drills. Aric Holman was also wearing game shorts and went through pregame work. Holman has yet to play this season.

Remember that today’s game will be televised on SEC Network. Very, very small crowd here today for this one. I’ll be here through the duration so stay tuned for updates.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State (4-5)

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

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

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

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

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

Tulane (6-5)

0- Louis Dabney, G, 6-3, 210, Sr.

10- Von Julien, G, 6-1, 160, Fr.

13- Malik Morgan, 6-4, 205, RJr.

21- Dylan Osetkowski, F, 6-8, 255, So.

22- Jernard Jarreau, F, 6-10, 235, Gr.

Tulane controls the opening tip and gets a second chance layin by Osetkowski.

Newman hits a trey for State’s first points, Bulldogs down by 1.

Ware is the first player off MSU’s bench.

Newman buries another 3 to tie the game at 8.

8-8 15:18 1st Newman 6, Osetkowski 6

Thomas knocks down a 3 to tie it at 11.

Newman drains his third three and State goes up by one.

19-16 Tulane 11:02 1st Newman 9 points

Four of MSU’s five made baskets have come from 3-point range.

Sword gets three the old fashioned way and it’s now tied at 19.

23-21 Tulane 7:44 1st Newman 9 points

Daniels drains a 3 to put State up 1.

Great steal by Weatherspoon leads to a transition layup for Thomas. He gets the hoop and the harm and coverts the free throw.

31-28 MSU 3:55 1st Newman 9 points

38-32 MSU 1:16 1st Newman 13 points


Key halftime stats:

FG% TU 46.7, MSU 41.9

3PT% TU 28.6, MSU 45.5

FT% TU 100, MSU 90

Rebounds: TU 18, MSU 17

Turnovers: TU 5, MSU 3

Points off TOs: TU 2, MSU 9

Paint points: TU 22, MSU 16

2nd chance: TU 8, MSU 5

Fast break: TU 0, MSU 4

Bench: TU 6, MSU 8

Individual scoring: TU – Dylan Osetkowski 10, Jernard Jarreau 7, Louis Dabney 6, Malik Morgan 5, Kajon Mack 2, Kain Harris 2, Melvin Frazier 2; MSU – Malik Newman 13, Craig Sword 8, Fred Thomas 6, Gavin Ware 6, Travis Daniels 5, Quinndary Weatherspoon 2

6-0 run by Tulane to start the second half.

40-40 17:58 2nd Newman 13 points

44-43 15:47 2nd Osetkowski 14 points

MSU misses four straight 3’s.

49-43 Tulane 14:15 2nd Osetkowski 16 points

Tulane on a 17-3 run, State has missed its last five shots.

54-45 Tulane 11:14 2nd Osetkowski 18 points

Weatherspoon hits a 3 to pull State within four.

Ready converts a 3-point play to pull State within one.

State on a 10-0 run to retake the lead.

55-54 MSU 7:37 2nd Osetkowski 18 points

Intentional foul called on Julien

Sword with a steal and an emphatic dunk to put State up six.

60-54 MSU 5:24 2nd Osetkowski 18 points

Thomas hits from downtown to put State up seven.

Bulldogs on a 18-2 run.

63-56 MSU 3:51 2nd Osetkowski 20 points

66-56 MSU 2:01 2nd Osetkowski 20 points

67-59 MSU 0:37 2nd MSU ball

Dabney picks up his fourth foul with 29.7 left.

Dabney fouls out with 28.6 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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