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I’ve arrived courtside for tonight’s game with Arkansas. I covered the previous match-up in Fayetteville in which the Razorbacks knocked down 16 3-pointers. It’ll be interesting to see if Mississippi State plays more zone or man against them defensively. I.J. Ready did dress out and went through warm-ups. I’m told he’ll play tonight. Remember that tonight’s game is televised on SEC Network.

I’ll be on a tight deadline tonight with the late tip-off but I will update as best I can throughout the game.

Starting lineups:

Mississippi State (9-13, 2-8 SEC)

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, G, 6-7, 225, RSr.

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

Arkansas (12-11, 5-5 SEC)

3- Dusty Hannahs, G, 6-3, 203, RJr.

4- Jabril Durham, G, 6-1, 185, Sr.

5- Anthlon Bell, G, 6-3, 185, Sr.

21- Manuale Watkins, G, 6-3, 173, Fr.

33- Moses Kingsley, F, 6-10, 230, Jr.

Arkansas wins the tip and Kingsley misses a jumper.

Daniels buries a 3 for the game’s first basket.

Ready checks in for the first time.

Full court pass from Aric Holman to Newman for the dunk. State up four.

7-5 MSU 15:49 1st Daniels 3 points

Former SEC commish Mike Slive is here.

Alley oop from Sword to Ware. State up one.

Bell leaves the court limping.

Thomas knocks down a trey from the corner. State up six.

That might’ve been the most productive minutes from Thomas this year.

18-10 MSU 11:47 1st Weatherspoon 4, Ware 4

Fast break bucket by Newman puts State up 10. Bulldogs on an 11-0 run.

Daniels playing with a tissue shoved up his right nostril.

24-12 MSU 9:28 1st Sword 4, Newman 4, Weatherspoon 4, Ware 4

26-12 MSU 7:52 1st Sword 4, Newman 4, Weatherspoon 4, Ware 4

Ware going without goggles tonight.

Emphatic dunk by Sword. State up 31-12, on a 22-2 run.

Weatherspoon for 3, State up 36-14.

36-14 MSU 3:57 1st Weatherspoon 10 points 27-4 run by the Bulldogs.

HALFTIME: MISSISSIPPI STATE 42, ARKANSAS 20

FG% 22.6 UA, MSU 60

3PT% 0 UA, 42.9 MSU

FT% 75 UA, 60 MSU

Rebounds: 16 UA, 23 MSU

Turnovers: 8 UA, 8 MSU

Pts off TOs: 7 UA, 15 MSU

Paint Points: 12 UA, 22 MSU

2nd Chance: 7 UA, 4 MSU

Fast break: 0 UA, 8 MSU

Bench: 4 UA, 11 MSU

Individual scoring: UA – Moses Kingsley 4, Anthlon Bell 4, Dusty Hannahs 3, Manuale Watkins 3, Jabril Durham 2, Jimmy Whitt 2, Anton Beard 2; MSU – Quinndary Weatherspoon 12, Craig Sword 6, I.J. Ready 6, Travis Daniels 5, Gavin Ware 4, Malik Newman 4, Fred Thomas 3, Aric Holman 2

Arkansas gets its first 3-pointer to fall.

50-26 MSU 15:33 2nd Weatherspoon 16 points

Malcolm Johnson at tonight’s game.

Thomas for 3, now one away from 1,000.

58-30 MSU 13:02 2nd Weatherspoon 16 points.

Bailey Howell getting a smooch on the kiss cam.

58-32 MSU 11:49 2nd Weatherspoon 16 points

Holman takes a nasty looking spill and has to leave the game. Did walk off under his own power.

60-37 MSU 7:55 2nd Weatherspoon 16 points.

Weatherspoon how has a double-double.

Hunter Renfroe also at tonight’s game.

73-42 MSU 3:39 2nd Ware 19 points

Ware now has a double-double as well.

Thomas just went over 1,000 with a pair of free throws.

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 78, ARKANSAS 46

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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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