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I’ve arrived courtside for tonight’s men’s basketball game against Alabama. These 8 p.m. tip-off times are not ideal for deadline but I guess that’s the way it’ll be from now on with every game having to be televised. Speaking of televised, tonight’s game is on SEC Network. And it’ll be an early morning with signing day tomorrow so stay tuned for that. I.J. Ready (foot) and Gavin Ware (concussion) are both going through pregame warm-ups. Looks like Mississippi State will be in its black uniforms as well.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State (9-11, 2-6 SEC)

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

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

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

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

35- Aric Holman, F, 6-10, 212, Fr.

Alabama (11-9, 2-6 SEC)

1- Riley Norris, G/F, 6-7, 203, So.

3- Michael Kessens, F, 6-9, 225, Jr.

4- Arthur Edwards, G, 6-6, 217, Gr.

10- Jimmie Taylor, F, 6-10, 248, Jr.

32- Retin Obasohan, G, 6-2, 210, Sr.

Alabama controls the tip and gets a dunk on the opening possession.

MSU turns it over on its first try…and its second.

State finally on the board with a Holman lay-up with a feed from Newman.

8-2 UA 15:55 1st Edwards 4 points

Ware and Ready check in after the first media timeout.

18-14 UA 11:30 1st Ware 6, Edwards 6

22-17 UA 7:59 1st Obasohan 9 points

29-25 UA 4:49 1st Obasohan 12 points

31-25 UA 3:32 1st Obasohan 14 points

Ware converts a 3-point play, State down two.

HALFTIME: ALABAMA 38, MISSISSIPPI STATE 34

FG% UA 51.7, MSU 43.8

3PT% UA 36.4, MSU 12.5

FT% UA 80, MSU 71.4

Rebounds: UA 19, MSU 15

Turnovers: UA 10, MSU 5

Pts off TOs: UA 7, MSU 11

Paint Pts: UA 20, MSU 22

2nd Chance: UA 9, MSU 7

Fast break: UA 2, MSU 4

Bench: UA 7, MSU 16

Individual scoring: UA – Retin Obasohan 16, Arthur Edwards 6 , Riley Norris 5, Brandon Austin 4, Justin Coleman 3, Michael Kessens 2, Jimmie Taylor 2; MSU – Gavin Ware 14, Travis Daniels 7, Quinndary Weatherspoon 6, Aric Holman 2, Craig Sword 2, I.J. Ready 2, Malik Newman 1

MSU begins the second half with Ware replacing Holman in the starting lineup.

42-40 UA 17:08 2nd Ware 18 points

43-40 UA 15:52 2nd Ware 18 points

51-42 UA 13:09 2nd Ware 18, Obasohan 18

51-46 UA 11:55 2nd Ware 20 points

51-46 UA 11:20 2nd Ware 20 points

Ware picks up his fourth foul with 10:51 left

Fred Thomas gives MSU its first lead with a 3-pointer in the corner.

53-51 MSU 9:42 2nd Ware 22 points

Ready with a 3 and State goes up five.

58-54 MSU 6:57 2nd Ware 22 points

Kessens down on the floor for Alabama

64-57 MSU 5:04 2nd Ware 22 points

Alabama with its ninth 3-pointer of the game.

64-60 MSU 3:28 2nd Ware 22 points

65-65 1:34 2nd Ware 23 points

67-67 0:25 2nd Bama ball

Sword takes a charge with 10.1 left.

Sword is fouled headed to the line for 1-and-1 with 7.8 left. He misses. Wild scramble for the ball as time expires.

END 2ND HALF: MISSISSIPPI STATE 67, ALABAMA 67

Obasohan also has four fouls for Alabama.

Sword picks up his fourth foul with 2:37 left.

Sword fouls out with 1:51 left.

79-76 UA 0:23 OT MSU ball

79-78 UA 7.8 OT Bama ball

81-80 UA 1.7 OT Bama ball

FINAL: ALABAMA 82, MISSISSIPPI STATE 80 OT

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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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