Smith hurts ankle in OT win against South Carolina

By Brad Locke/NEMS Daily Journal

Mississippi State’s not getting any healthier as the regular season draws to a close.
Freshman guard DeVille Smith suffered a twisted ankle in Wednesday’s 69-67 overtime win over South Carolina. His status for Saturday’s
regular-season finale against Arkansas isn’t yet known.
Coach Rick Stansbury is keeping a close eye on another freshman guard, Rodney Hood, a starter who’s dealing with a deep bone bruise in his knee.
He played 13 minutes at South Carolina after missing the previous game.
“I just hope it’s a steady improvement with him,” Stansbury said. “It didn’t seem like it was any worse (Wednesday) night.”
Also, starting forward Arnett Moultrie tweaked his left shoulder in the game, the same shoulder he injured against LSU on Feb. 14. But Stansbury doesn’t foresee any problems with that.