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I’ve arrived courtside for today’s men’s basketball game against South Carolina. I apologize for the lack of updates from last night’s baseball game. I left my power cord at home so I saved my laptop battery for the actual story I had to write following the game. But I’ve got power with me today so I’ll be updating throughout this one. Remember that today’s game is also televised on SEC Network.

Starting lineups

South Carolina (23-5, 10-5 SEC)

0- Sindarius Thornwell, G, 6-5, 215, Jr.

10- Duane Notice, G, 6-2, 218, Jr.

14- Laimonas Chatkevicius, F, 6-11, 245, Sr.

24- Michael Carrera, F, 6-5, 214, Sr.

25- Mindaugas Kacinas, F, 6-7, 229, Sr.

Mississippi State 12-15, 5-10 SEC)

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

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

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

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

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

Sword opens the scoring with a 3.

Daniels with a 3 as well. Bulldogs up four.

Weatherspoon with the Bulldogs’ third 3. State up seven.

Weathersoon with a dunk and State is up nine.

13-4 MSU 15:25 1st Weatherspoon 5

Sword with another trey. State up nine.

Alley oop to Sword and the Bulldogs lead by 11.

20-9 MSU 10:16 1st Sword 8 points

Johnny Zuppardo for 3. State up 14.

MSU defeated Nicholls State in baseball 5-0. Austin Sexton pitched a complete game shutout with a career-high 11 strikeouts.

MSU leading in fouls as well 7-1.

25-12 MSU 7:32 1st Sword 8 points

MSU with seven steals already.

35-20 MSU 3:22 1st Sword 9 points

35-23 MSU 2:45 1st Sword 9 points

Sword ally oops off the backboard to Ware. State up 37-23.

HALFTIME: MISSISSIPPI STATE 37, SOUTH CAROLINA 26

FG% USC 30, MSU 55.6

3PT% USC 33.3, MSU 41.7

FT% USC 62.5, MSU 50

Rebounds: USC 20, MSU 16

Turnovers: USC 10, MSU 9

Pts off TOs: USC 10, MSU 15

Paint Pts: USC 12, MSU 20

2nd Chance: USC 10, MSU 7

Fast break: USC 2, MSU 11

Bench: USC 2, MSU 9

Individual scoring: USC – Duane Notice 8, Michael Carrera 6, Laimonas Chatkevicius 4, Mindaugas Kacinas 4, Sindarius Thornwell 2, Justin McKie 1, Chris Silva 1; MSU – Gavin Ware 9, Craig Sword 9, Quinndary Weatherspoon 7, Aric Holmas 4, Travis Daniels 3, Johnny Zuppardo 3, Fred Thomas 2

The 1996 Final Four team is being honored at halftime.

Carrera collided with Sword on a drive. He gets up limping but stays in the game.

41-26 MSU 16:28 2nd Ware 11 points

41-28 MSU 15:55 2nd Ware 11 points

Weatherspoon for 3. State up 13.

Thomas for 3. State up 50-33.

50-36 MSU 11:38 2nd Ware 13 points

54-43 MSU 7:41 2nd Ware 15 points

Frank Martin is an angry, angry man.

Ware with his 8th double-double of the year.

Dozier with his fourth foul for the Gamecocks.

Thomas rattles in another trey. State up 14.

59-45 MSU 3:41 2nd Ware 15 points

60-51 MSU 1:24 2nd Ware 16 points

63-53 MSU 0:30 2nd MSU ball

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 68, SOUTH CAROLINA 58

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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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