STARKVILLE – Tevin Moore was unavailable for Mississippi State on Wednesday night after having career-highs against Arkansas on Saturday.
The junior walk-on strained his Achilles’ tendon during Monday’s practice. Moore tied a career-high with five points and had personal bests in both rebounds (4) and minutes (17) against the Razorbacks.
“I really feel bad for Tevin,” said MSU coach Rick Ray. “Hopefully he can get over it quickly and can get a chance to keep getting minutes.”
Scorers shut out
The Bulldogs top two scorers on the year – Craig Sword and Gavin Ware – were both held without a field goal attempt in the first half.
Sword made a pair of free throws in the first half before foul trouble forced him to the bench after only six minutes. Ware played just seven minutes and had no rebounds in the opening half.
Sword finished the game with nine points, while Ware had six points and seven boards.
Winless in February
MSU remains winless in the month of February under Ray.
The Bulldogs are 0-16 in February during Ray’s two seasons.
“You can’t look at (Mississippi State’s) record because they compete, battle and play hard. It’s amazing how when they get down in games that they’ll will themselves back in.” – Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin