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Mississippi State defeats Georgia 72-57

Lamar Peters scored a season-high 20 points.

Posted: Feb 3, 2018 10:11 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) - Mississippi State ran its win streak to three games with a 72-57 victory against Georgia Saturday night at Humphrey Coliseum.

MSU moved to 17-6 overall and 5-5 in league play with its longest conference win streak since three straight wins last January. Georgia fell to 13-9 and 5-5. MSU snapped a six-game losing streak in its series with Georgia.

MSU improved to 15-1 at Humphrey Coliseum this season.

Lamar Peters led the Bulldogs with 20 points, while Nick Weatherspoon and Quinndary Weatherspoon each added 14 points and Aric Holman added 12 points. Quinndary Weatherspoon and Holman each had a team-high eight rebounds. Peters had four steals, while Abdul Ado had two blocked shots.

“That was a great performance by our team,” MSU coach Ben Howland said. “It’s a credit to our players to how hard they are playing defensively. Third game in a row where we shot 50 percent of better from the field. We are hitting free throws and getting some good offensive possessions.

“We are growing to be a really great team. When players play for each other, that is how you have a great team.”

MSU got the coliseum crowd of 7,775 energized early with a quick 19-8 lead. A 3-pointer by Peters ran the lead to 24-11. A layup and two follow-up free throws by Quinndary Weatherspoon capped a 6-0 run for a 37-21 halftime lead.

MSU shot 48.4 percent from the field in the opening half and did even better with a 54.5 percent total in the second half.

The Bulldogs continued the defensive masterpiece in the second half while increasing its rebounding lead.

A 3-pointer Aric Holman ran the lead to 48-31 with 13;12 left to play. The Maroon and White kept a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

For the contest, MSU hit 27 of 53 shots from the field (50.9 percent), 5 of 22 shots from 3-point range (22.7 percent) and 13 of 16 shots from the foul line (81.3 percent). Georgia hit 20 of 49 shots from the field (40.8 percent), 9 of 21 shots from 3-point range (42.9 percent) and 8 of 14 shots from the foul line (57.1 percent).

MSU held a 37-20 rebounding advantage. MSU had seven assists and 12 turnovers, while Georgia had 12 assists and 12 turnovers.

Georgia received 13 points each from Tyree Crump and Yante Maten, while Pape Diatta added 12 points. Maten had a team-high seven rebounds.

MSU will host Alabama at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The contest will be shown nationally on the SEC Network.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 497790

Reported Deaths: 9917
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison34102530
DeSoto31839398
Hinds31837622
Jackson24314377
Rankin21881388
Lee15427234
Madison14525279
Jones13772241
Forrest13412250
Lauderdale11937314
Lowndes10934185
Lamar10470135
Pearl River9431237
Lafayette8454138
Hancock7697126
Washington7365156
Oktibbeha7111129
Monroe6727174
Warren6642176
Pontotoc6609101
Neshoba6606205
Panola6460131
Marshall6386132
Bolivar6266145
Union596094
Pike5784152
Alcorn5633101
Lincoln5417134
George491879
Scott470998
Tippah465381
Prentiss464181
Leflore4627143
Itawamba4596104
Adams4570119
Tate4546109
Copiah445191
Simpson4421116
Wayne438572
Yazoo438586
Covington427394
Marion4216107
Sunflower4215104
Coahoma4115104
Leake407787
Newton380879
Grenada3692108
Stone358464
Tishomingo356391
Attala330289
Jasper328265
Winston313191
Clay306375
Chickasaw296767
Clarke290694
Calhoun277945
Holmes266987
Smith262550
Yalobusha232647
Tallahatchie225251
Walthall217763
Greene215548
Lawrence211140
Perry204755
Amite203954
Webster201645
Noxubee185340
Montgomery179056
Jefferson Davis170642
Carroll167438
Tunica158639
Benton147438
Kemper141241
Choctaw133026
Claiborne131237
Humphreys129038
Franklin119128
Quitman106227
Wilkinson104539
Jefferson94234
Sharkey64020
Issaquena1937
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 813481

Reported Deaths: 15179
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1139971910
Mobile722271323
Madison51970686
Shelby37279341
Baldwin37069540
Tuscaloosa34934599
Montgomery33953725
Lee23142240
Calhoun22142470
Morgan20639372
Etowah19758496
Marshall18245300
Houston17302405
St. Clair15912337
Cullman15306290
Limestone15202198
Elmore15075284
Lauderdale14143294
Talladega13715272
DeKalb12569259
Walker11085366
Blount10094174
Autauga9893146
Jackson9789180
Coffee9182189
Dale8859181
Colbert8789200
Tallapoosa7044195
Escambia6732127
Covington6682179
Chilton6587160
Russell625958
Franklin5930105
Chambers5559142
Marion4955126
Dallas4882199
Clarke472782
Pike4719105
Geneva4564126
Winston4473101
Lawrence4264117
Bibb421686
Barbour355475
Marengo334089
Monroe330262
Randolph327063
Butler324794
Pickens313882
Henry310965
Hale309187
Cherokee299957
Fayette290679
Washington250951
Cleburne246958
Crenshaw243575
Clay240367
Macon230562
Lamar215846
Conecuh185652
Coosa178538
Lowndes173761
Wilcox167438
Bullock151744
Perry138040
Sumter131038
Greene125544
Choctaw86927
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A cold front passing through our area overnight will bring into our area some of the coolest temperatures of the season so far. We will see most of the highs this weekend only in the upper 60s to lower 70s. While overnight lows will drop off down into the 40s Saturday night.
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