Final: Ole Miss 86, MSU 78

Here’s Kennedy:

Here’s Moody:

Here’s Ole Miss’ senior tribute to Stefan Moody, Martavious Newby, Anthony Perez and Tomasz Gielo:

Advance: First visit to Pavilion for rival Bulldogs

When: 6 p.m., The Pavilion at Ole Miss (9,051)
TV: SEC Network Radio: MSU, Ole Miss Radio Networks
Satellite Radio: Sirius 83/ 145, XM 190
Series: MSU leads 142-11 overall, Ole Miss leads 81-43 in Oxford.
Last meeting: MSU won 83-77 in Starkville on Jan. 23 behind 25 points from Malik Newman.
Coaches: MSU – Ben Howland (13-15 in one year at MSU, 414-221 in 20 years overall). Ole Miss – Andy Kennedy (210-125 in 10 years at UM, 231-138 in 11 years overall).
Notes: This is the 254th meeting between the two teams, the most played series in the SEC…MSU owns more wins (142) and road wins (43) against Ole Miss than any other program…Ole Miss has won four of its last five games vs. MSU…Ben Howland is 20-13 in rivalry games in his career…Ole Miss will honor seniors Tomasz Gielo, Martavious Newby, Stefan Moody and Anthony Perez prior to tip-off…Moody leads the SEC in scoring (22.8) while Gavin Ware tops the conference in field goal percentage (.619).
Mississippi State (13-15, 6-10 SEC)
G- Quinndary Weatherspoon 6-4 Fr. 12.0p 4.6r
G- Malik Newman 6-3 Fr. 11.6p 2.8r
F- Gavin Ware 6-9 Sr. 15.6p 7.5r
G- Travis Daniels 6-8 Sr. 5.7p 4.5r
G- Craig Sword 6-3 Sr. 13.0p 3.9r
Top Reserves: G I.J. Ready, G Fred Thomas, F Johnny Zuppardo
Ole Miss (18-11, 8-8 SEC)
F- Sebastian Siaz 6-9 Jr. 11.6p 9.0r
F – Tomasz Gielo 6-9 Sr. 9.8p 4.0r
F- Anthony Perez 6-9 Sr. 7.1p 4.1r
G- Stefan Moody 5-10 Sr. 22.8p 3.1r
G – Martavious Newby 6-2 Sr. 4.7p 5.2r
Top Reserves: G Rasheed Brooks, F Marcanvis Hymon

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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