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I’m a little under the weather but heavily medicated on press row for tonight’s game against Georgia. Who knows? maybe it’ll improve my writing. Anyways, it’s been a long day with baseball media day starting at 9 a.m. this morning but it still beats having a real job. Tonight’s game will be televised on SEC Network and you can also stay tuned here for updates.

Starting lineups:

Georgia (13-9, 6-5 SEC)

1- Yante Maten, F, 6-8, 240, So.

4- Charles Mann, G, 6-5, 215, Sr.

12- Kenny Gaines, G, 6-3, 205, Sr.

30- J.J. Frazier, G, 5-10, 155, Jr.

34- Derek Ogbeide, F, 6-8, 250, Fr.

Mississippi State (10-13, 3-8 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.

MSU controls the opening tip. Newman misses a jumper and Daniels misses the putback.

Maten scores the game’s first points at the free throw line.

MSU’s first points come on a jumper by Weatherspoon.

Booneville’s Kenny Paul Geno checks in.

Sword for 3. State down one.

8-5 UGA 14:47 1st Maten 4 points

Dan Mullen and family sitting courtside for tonight’s game.

MSU just 2 of 12 to start the game. UGA leading on the glass 14-6 so far too.

Newman hits a trey in the corner. State down two.

12-8 UGA 11:17 1st Maten 6 points.

Daniels goes down grabbing his left ankle. He’s also wearing two different shoes. Has to be helped off the court.

16-10 UGA 7:57 1st Maten 8 points

MSU shooting 22 percent from the field

Daniels checks back in.

MSU being outrebounded 23-11.

Johnny Zuppardo drops a 3 from the corner. State down four.

20-14 UGA 5:00 1st Maten 8 points

Weatherspoon for 3. State down five.

24-17 UGA 3:58 1st Mann 10 points

27-17 UGA 2:33 1st Mann 11 points

HALFTIME: GEORGIA 32, MISSISSIPPI STATE 21

FG% UGA 40.6, MSU 25.9

3PT% UGA 0; MSU 33.3

FT% UGA 75, MSU 50

Rebounds: UGA 27, MSU 14

Turnovers: UGA 6, MSU 5

Pts off TOs: UGA 4, MSU 8

Paint Pts: UGA 22, MSU 2

2nd Chance: UGA 10, MSU 2

Fast break: UGA 0, MSU 2

Bench: UGA 0, MSU 5

Individual scoring: UGA – Yante Maten 15, Charles Mann 11, Derek Ogbeide 4, J.J. Frazier 2. MSU – Quinndary Weatherspoon 9, Malik Newman 4, Craig Sword 3, Johnny Zuppardo 3, Aric Holman 2

38-21 UGA 18:28 2nd Maten 21 points

Newman for 3. State down 43-26.

Make that back-to-back 3’s as ¬†Weatherspoon hits.

43-29 UGA 15:09 2nd Maten 23 points

Daniels is wearing different shoes in the second half. These match.

Ware just scored his first points of the game.

Sword with a conventional 3-point play.

51-34 11:59 2nd Maten 23 points

Sword for 3. State down 51-37.

State on a 10-0 run.

Sword picks up his fourth foul with 10:25 left.

56-41 UGA 7:48 2nd Maten with a career-high 25 points

58-42 UGA 3:24 2nd Maten 25 points

58-44 UGA 3:19 2nd Maten 25 points

Aric Holman with his fourth foul with 47 seconds left.

FINAL: GEORGIA 66, MISSISSIPPI STATE 57

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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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