Live from Coleman Coliseum

Coleman Coliseum

Coleman Coliseum

I’ve arrived at Coleman Coliseum the site of today’s men’s basketball game between Mississippi State and Alabama. It is also where I once scored four points in a high school game. I’ll be covering today’s game then heading back to Starkville for the finale of tomorrow’s baseball series. I’ll keep you updated here on not only the basketball game but also on the baseball doubleheader going on back at Dudy Noble Field. The basketball game will be televised on SEC Network.

Starting lineup:

Alabama (16-9, 7-6 SEC)

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

3- Mike Kessens, F, 6-9, 228, 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.

Mississippi State (11-14, 4-9 SEC)

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

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

20- Gavin Ware, F, 6-9, 260, Sr.

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

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

Malik Newman is not going through pregame warm-ups but is dressed out. He has been ruled out with a back injury.

MSU leads 6-2 in the bottom of the 3rd inĀ Game 1 against South Dakota State in baseball.

MSU controls the tip and Sword misses three shots on the opening possession.

Taylor scores on the other end for Alabama.

9-4 UA 15:22 1st Edwards 5 points

Sword for 3, State down four.

Fred Thomas with a follow up dunk. State down two.

Thomas with a 3 from the top of the key. State down one.

Dunk by Ware. State down one.

15-14 UA 11:57 1st Obasohan 6 points

Six straight fouls called against MSU. That last one sends Ware to the bench with two fouls and over 11 minutes still left in the half.

MSU takes a 17-15 lead on a Ready runner.

Weatherspoon for 3. State up five.

20-18 MSU 7:26 1st Obasohan 9 points

MSU leads 7-2 in the bottom of the 4th.

22-18 MSU 4:50 1st Obasohan 9 points

Weatherspoon just put some poor Alabama player on a poster. Drew the foul too.

24-18 MSU 3:46 1st Obasohan 9 points

Aric Holman for 3. State up eight.

32-27 MSU 0:32 1st Shannon Hale 11 points

MSU leads 13-2 in the bottom of the 4th.

HALFTIME: MISSISSIPPI STATE 32, ALABAMA 29

FG% MSU 48, UA 37.5

3PT% MSU 44.4, UA 40

FT% MSU 57.1, UA 62.5

Rebounds: MSU 19, UA 14

Turnovers: MSU 8, UA 5

Pts off TOs: MSU 8, UA 8

Paint Pts: MSU 10, UA 6

2nd Chance: MSU 6, UA 3

Fast break: MSU 2, UA 0

Bench: MSU 12, UA 11

Individual scoring: MSU – Quinndary Weatherspoon 7, Craig Sword 7, Fred Thomas 5, Aric Holman 5, Gavin Ware 4, I.J. Ready 2, Johnny Zuppardo 2; UA – Shannon Hale 11, Retin Obasohan 9, Arthur Edwards 5, Jimmie Taylor 2

Sword with a 3 to start the second half. State up six.

Ware called for an over the back foul and a technical as well. He’s back on the bench with four fouls. 17:46 left.

Avery Johnson gets T’d up too.

Weatherspoon for 3. State up eight.

41-33 17:04 2nd Obasohan 13 points

41-38 15:19 2nd Hale 16 points

Norris with his fourth foul with 11:56 left.

45-40 MSU 11:56 2nd Hale 16 points

MSU leads 15-4 in the top of the 6th.

A dozen fouls called in less than nine minutes this half.

48-43 MSU 9:27 2nd Hale 16 points

Ware with a dunk. State up seven.

52-46 MSU 7:34 2nd Hale 16 points

Weatherspoon with another 3. State up seven.

Zuppardo with his fourth foul with 5:44 left.

58-57 MSU 4:23 2nd Hale 22 points

62-57 MSU 2:06 2nd Hale 22 points

Ready with a clutch jumper and the shot clock expiring.

64-57 MSU 24.3 2nd Bama ball

65-59 MSU 13.8 2nd MSU ball

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 67, ALABAMA 61

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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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