BYU BYU Cougars 81
BYU Cougars BYU Overall (8-7)
ATS (5-7)
O/U (8-4)
December 29 2018
- ESPNU
MSST Mississippi State Bulldogs 103
Mississippi State Bulldogs Mississippi State Overall (12-1)
ATS (7-3)
O/U (4-6)
Final
Money Line Total: 154 Spread ATS
12
601 BYU Cougars +400 Under -110 (+9) -110 OVER: 184
3843
602 Mississippi State Bulldogs -500 Over -110 (-9) -110 Cover: 13
4855
Final
Money Line Total: 154 Spread ATS
601 BYU +400 Under: -110 (+9) -110 OVER: 184
602 MSST -500 Over: -110 (-9) -110 Cover: 13
Line Movement
Money Line
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Money Line
12/29/2018
9:33 AM
MSST
-500
BYU
+400
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
MSST
-550
BYU
+425
12/29/2018
8:21 AM
MSST
-550
BYU
+425
Spread
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Spread
12/29/2018
9:33 AM
MSST(-9)
-110
BYU
-110
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
MSST(-9)
-110
BYU
-110
12/29/2018
8:21 AM
MSST(-9)
-110
BYU
-110
12/28/2018
10:21 PM
MSST(-9)
-110
BYU
-110
12/28/2018
8:30 PM
MSST(-9.5)
-110
BYU
-110
Total
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Total
12/29/2018
9:33 AM
154
-110
154
-110
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
154
-110
154
-110
Recap

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Ben Howland emphasized beefing up the nonconference schedule this season to boost his team's NCAA Tournament resume. It's a strategy that's been a huge success, and the Bulldogs earned another quality win on Saturday heading into league play.

Aric Holman scored a career-high 28 points and Quinndary Weatherspoon had 27, leading No. 19 Mississippi State past BYU 103-81 for the Bulldogs' ninth straight victory.

Mississippi State also got 16 points from Tyson Carter and 11 each from Nick Weatherspoon and Reggie Perry.

"BYU came out on fire and they scored on six of their first eight possessions," Howland said. "Finally our defense started weighing on them in the second half and we got control. We did a good job of sharing the ball and moving the ball."

Holman was 11 of 18 from the field and made 3 of 6 beyond the 3-point arc. He also had a game-high eight rebounds with three assists.

"It just comes down to executing my role," Holman said. "I was just doing what Coach Howland needed me to do in our gameplan for today."

Quinndary Weatherspoon was even more efficient from the field, making 9 of 13 from the field and 7 of 7 free throws. He also had five rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes on the floor.

"I knew they didn't have a lot of shot blockers," he said. "So I wanted to come out and attack the rim. As soon as the game started, I talked with (Mississippi State assistant) Coach Korey (McCray) and he wanted me to attack.

"We have a good all-around team with multiple guys that can score. We have a good group of guys that play together."

BYU (8-7) dropped its third straight game and is 0-3 against ranked opponents this season. Yoeli Childs led the Cougars with 25 points and Zac Seljass and TJ Haws each had 14.

BYU shot 43.3 percent and made just 5 of 20 beyond the arc. The Cougars were 24 of 29 at the free-throw line and committed 19 turnovers. They trailed by double digits the entire second half and were behind by 36 at one point.

The Bulldogs shot 54.3 percent for the game and made 7 of 21 beyond the arc. Mississippi State was 20 of 22 at the free-throw line and held a 40-31 advantage on the backboards.

The Bulldogs reeled off 13 consecutive points, including six by Carter, to take a 36-23 lead with 7:47 left in the first half. Mississippi State led by as many as 15 in the first half and was ahead 48-38 at halftime.

Mississippi State shot 50 percent in the first half and made all seven of its free throws. The Cougars shot 48 percent in the first half and had 11 turnovers.

BIG PICTURE

This has been an up-and-down season for BYU. The Cougars have had winning streaks of five games and three games this season. After this loss, they now their second three-game losing streak.

Mississippi State finishes this part of its schedule with a lot of momentum. The Bulldogs get more than a week off before starting SEC play. They have a league-high 12 wins, including victories over Cincinnati and Clemson.

UP NEXT

BYU opens West Coast Conference play Thursday at Pacific.

Mississippi State opens SEC play at South Carolina on Jan. 8.

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Matchup
BYU Overall
W/L 8-7
ATS 5-7
Pts For 84.5
Pts Against 78.8
Total 8-4
BYU Away
W/L 1-6
ATS 1-6
Pts For 84.0
Pts Against 90.7
Total 5-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-29
11:00 AM
at Mississippi State L 103-81 L (9) O (154)
12-22
6:00 PM
at San Diego State L 90-81 L (1.5) O (154)
12-15
7:30 PM
at UNLV L 92-90 L (-6) O (153)
12-12
8:00 PM
Portland State W 85-66 W (-15) U (168)
12-8
1:00 PM
at Utah W 74-59 W (-3.5) U (158)
12-5
8:00 PM
Utah State W 95-80 W (-1) O (162)
12-1
8:00 PM
at Weber State L 113-103 L (-5) O (157.5)
11-28
7:00 PM
at Illinois State L 92-89 L (-2.5) O (150)
11-24
5:00 PM
Houston L 76-62 L (-1) U (151)
11-21
8:00 PM
Rice W 105-78 W (-18.5) O (156)
Avg. Points For 86.5
Avg. Points Against 84.9
ATS 4-6
Over/Under 7-3
Mississippi State Overall
W/L 12-1
ATS 7-3
Pts For 80.2
Pts Against 66.7
Total 4-6
Mississippi State Home
W/L 11-0
ATS 6-2
Pts For 82.7
Pts Against 67.0
Total 4-4
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-29
11:00 AM
BYU W 103-81 W (-9) O (154)
12-22
6:00 PM
Wright State W 67-63 L (-13) U (138.5)
12-19
7:00 PM
Wofford W 98-87 W (-9.5) O (139.5)
12-15
7:30 PM
Cincinnati W 70-59 W (-2.5) U (129.5)
12-8
3:00 PM
Clemson W 82-71 W (4.5) O (134.5)
12-4
7:00 PM
McNeese State W 90-77
11-30
6:00 PM
at Dayton W 65-58 W (-2.5) U (136.5)
11-26
7:00 PM
Alcorn State W 88-65
11-21
7:30 PM
Saint Mary's W 61-57 L (-5.5) U (135)
11-19
10:00 PM
at Arizona State L 72-67 L (4) U (149.5)
Avg. Points For 79.1
Avg. Points Against 69.0
ATS 5-3
Over/Under 3-5
Scoring
BYU
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Yoeli Childs (F) 30:0011-18 61.1%1-4 25%2-2 100%1210162-1725
TJ Haws (G) 28:004-15 26.7%1-5 20%5-5 100%0633142-3114
Zac Seljaas (G) 15:003-5 60%1-3 33.3%6-6 100%35230211613
Jahshire Hardnett (G) 28:002-7 28.6%0-0 0%4-6 66.7%0221003-178
Luke Worthington (F) 19:002-3 66.7%0-0 0%4-4 100%4612005-268
Connor Harding (G) 18:002-5 40%1-3 33.3%2-3 66.7%0420010117
Rylan Bergersen (G) 13:001-1 100%1-1 100%1-2 50%020001144
Gavin Baxter (F) 16:001-2 50%0-0 0%0-1 0%0100123-152
McKay Cannon (G) 20:000-2 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%0131011-100
Nick Emery (G) 13:000-2 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%0000025-250
Kolby Lee (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Taylor Maughan (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Dalton Nixon (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Evan Troy (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jesse Wade (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Mississippi State
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Aric Holman (F) 24:0011-18 61.1%3-6 50%3-3 100%38311222328
Quinndary Weatherspoon (G) 33:009-13 69.2%2-2 100%7-7 100%25301023527
Tyson Carter (G) 24:006-11 54.5%2-5 40%2-2 100%05140212316
Nick Weatherspoon (G) 24:005-8 62.5%0-2 0%1-1 100%01220122111
Reggie Perry (F) 20:004-10 40%0-2 0%3-3 100%38100332111
Abdul Ado (F) 20:002-5 40%0-0 0%3-4 75%1320444187
T.J. Gray (G) 3:001-2 50%0-1 0%0-0 0%0000000-102
E.J. Datcher (C) 3:000-0 0%0-0 0%1-2 50%0100012-141
Lamar Peters (G) 30:000-3 0%0-3 0%0-0 0%0263053190
KeyShawn Feazell (F) 8:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0200113-130
Robert Woodard (G) 5:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000070
Tate Clayton (G) 3:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000000-100
Mitchell Storm (F) 3:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000000-100
Andrew Junkin (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Prince Oduro (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
D.J. Stewart (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jethro Tshisumpa (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
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Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/29/2018
10:54 AM
MSST(-5)
-110
BYU
-110
12/29/2018
9:36 AM
MSST(-5.5)
-110
BYU
-110
Total
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Total
12/29/2018
10:54 AM
73
-110
73
-110
12/29/2018
9:36 AM
73
-110
73
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
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Money Line
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Spread
12/29/2018
12:03 PM
MSST(-2.5)
-110
BYU
-110
Total
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Total
12/29/2018
12:03 PM
84
-110
84
-110