Updated: Mississippi State (7-16) Goes Up against LSU (14-8)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Mississippi State 28 40 68 +12.5
  LSU 41 39 80 -12.5
Sat, Feb 16 2013, 04:00 PM CST

Pete Maravich Center
Baton Rouge, LA
Attendance: 9,720
TV: ESPN U

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Mississippi State heads to Pete Maravich Center on Saturday to take on LSU. It gets started at 5 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Bulldogs fell to the Tigers 69-68 on Feb. 2 and are 5-5 against them over the last four years.

Mississippi State is 13th in the conference and LSU is eigth. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

The Bulldogs were defeated by Missouri 78-36 on Feb. 13 despite 13 points from Trivante Bloodman. He is averaging 6.2 points per game while also contributing a team-high 2.7 assists per game. For the Tigers, Johnny O`Bryant III finished with 30 points and 10 rebounds in the 64-46 blowout of South Carolina on Feb. 14. With 13.2 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

LSU has an edge in two key statistical categories. The Tigers have the upper hand in assists, 14 per game to 9 per game. LSU also has an advantage in scoring, 70 points per game to 60 points per game.

StatSmack! Mississippi State is better than LSU
  • Mississippi State has come back to win after being down at half against LSU four times since 1996.
  • Colin Borchert is ranked 10th in the SEC in blocks.
  • LSU has to pay up to win. The coach for Mississippi State has a much lower base salary than LSU ($1,274,583 vs. $1,500,000).
  • The Mississippi State blocks leader (Colin Borchert, 26 blocks) has more blocks than the LSU blocks leader (Andrew Del Piero, 23 blocks).
MState Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Gavin Ware 25 9 7 0 1 1 1
C Fred Thomas 28 10 3 1 2 1 2
C- Colin Borchert 26 8 5 1 1 1 2
C- Jalen Steele 26 9 3 1 1 0 2
C- Craig Sword 26 10 3 2 2 0 4
D+ Roquez Johnson 26 9 5 0 1 1 3
D+ T. Bloodman 29 6 3 3 1 0 3
D+ Wendell Lewis 21 8 5 1 0 0 2
D T. Cunningham 21 2 2 1 1 0 1
F Baxter Price 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Hickey 31 12 4 4 3 0 2
B- J. O`Bryant III 27 13 9 1 0 1 3
B- Shavon Coleman 29 11 7 1 1 1 2
C+ C. Carmouche 24 9 4 4 2 0 2
C Andre Stringer 30 11 2 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 20 5 3 1 2 0 1
D+ A. Del Piero 13 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D Shane Hammink 12 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Corban Collins 11 3 1 1 0 0 2
D Jalen Courtney 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Joshua Badeaux 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Mychal Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Dave Jackson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2013-2014 Roster

#2 A. Applewhite So G 6-5 217
#4 T. Bloodman Jr G 6-0 182
#3 Colin Borchert Sr F 6-8 231
#24 T. Cunningham Sr G 6-3 197
#11 Jacoby Davis Fr G 6-1 191
#33 Kyle Dobbs Fr G 6-6 160
#25 Roquez Johnson Jr F 6-7 210
#13 Tevin Moore Jr G 6-3 185
#22 Fallou Ndoye Fr F 6-11 215
#10 Dallas Prater Fr G 6-3 170
#15 I.J. Ready Fr G 5-11 170
#0 Jalen Steele Jr G 6-3 194
#32 Craig Sword So G 6-3 194
#1 Fred Thomas So G 6-5 206
#20 Gavin Ware So F 6-9 268
#12 D. Wilson Fr F 6-5 215