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Humphrey Coliseum

Humphrey Coliseum

I’ve arrived courtside at Humphrey Coliseum for today’s game against Ole Miss. It’ll be back-to-back afternoons here for me as I’ll be back tomorrow for the women’s game against South Carolina. There’s so big news that was released a few moments ago as the Rebels will be without SEC leading scorer Stefan Moody. That puts Ole Miss down a couple of its top players as Sebastian Saiz so we will have to see where it turns to for offense. Parrish Alford is here as well and even though we are separated, we’ve got a game plan together for our coverage plans. Remember that today’s game is on SEC Network.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State (7-10, 0-5 SEC)

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

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.

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

Ole Miss (12-6, 2-4 SEC)

5- Marcanvis Hymon, F, 6-7, 216, RFr.

12- Tomasz Gielo, F, 6-9, 228, Sr.

13- Anthony Perez, F, 6-9, 226, Sr.

14- Rasheed Brooks, G, 6-5, 201, Jr.

20- Donte Fitzpatrick-Doresy, G, 6-4, 183, Fr.

Ole Miss controls the tip but misses its first shot. Bulldogs turn it over on their first possession.

State scores its first points on a pair of free throws by Ware.

5-4 UM 15:57 1st Brooks 3 points

Newman hits from the top of the key putting State up two.

11-5 MSU 14:30 1st Newman 5 points

State on a 7-0 run.

Johnny Zuppardo pops from 3-point range to put State up six.

Sword leaves the game after taking a spill chasing a loose ball.

Fred Thomas hits a 3 and State is up nine.

17-13 MSU 9:55 1st Brooks 6 points

Dan Mullen walking recruits through the Hump and receives a standing ovation from the crowd.

Alley oop from Sword to Ware puts State up one.

21-18 MSU 7:47 1st Ware 6, Brooks 6

Another Sword to Ware alley oop. State up four.

29-28 UM 3:35 1st Brooks 9 points

Game is now tied at 29. Refs reviewed Weatherspoon’s shot earlier and ruled it a 3-pointer.

MSU up to 10 turnovers now.

Ole Miss now 7 of 13 behind the arc.

38-32 UM 1:11 1st Weatherspoon 11 points

Ware with a long outlet pass to Weatherspoon for the layin before the buzzer.


FG% UM 31.3, MSU 54.2

3PT% UM 53.8, MSU 40

FT% UM 91.7, MSU 85.7

Rebounds: UM 15, MSU 18

Turnovers: UM 4, MSU 11

Pts off TOs: UM 14, MSU 6

Paint Pts: UM 6, MSU 16

2nd Chance: UM 4, MSU 6

Fast break: UM 0, MSU 4

Bench: UM 9, MSU 6

Individual leaders: UM – Rasheed Brooks 9, Tomasz Gielo 6, Anthony Perez 6, Sam Finley 6, Macanvis Hymon 4, Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey 4, Terence Davis 3; MSU – Quinndary Weatherspoon 15, Gavin Ware 8, Malik Newman 5, Fred Thomas 3, Johnny Zuppardo 3, Craig Sword 2

Second half starts with Thomas on the floor instead of Ready.

Newman begins the second half scoring with a 3 to put State up by one.

Ware picks up his first foul with 16:16 in the second half.

45-39 UM 15:45 2nd Weatherspoon 15 points

Weatherspoon for 3, State down three.

Newman with a 3 in the corner. State up one.

47-46 MSU 14:12 2nd Weatherspoon 18 points

Newman with another outside bucket. State up two.

Ready with a 3 as well. State up by seven. Currently on an 8-0 run.

55-48 MSU 12:10 2nd Weatherspoon 18 points

Davis called for a foul on Newman and takes an extra swipe at him. Refs missed it. Eventually both players are T’d up.

Newman with another 3 as the shot clock expires. State up three.

62-59 MSU 8:21 2nd Newman 19 points

62-59 MSU 7:41 2nd Newman 19 points

Newman with his sixth 3-pointer. State up eight.

72-61 MSU 3:18 2nd Newman 22 points

Newman with his seventh 3-pointer. State up a dozen.

75-63 MSU 2:50 2nd Newman 25 points

79-73 MSU 0:56 2nd MSU ball

81-75 MSU 0:12 2nd UM ball


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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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