CIN Cincinnati Bearcats 59
Cincinnati Bearcats Cincinnati Overall (9-2)
ATS (5-4)
O/U (2-7)
December 15 2018
- SEC Network
MSST Mississippi State Bulldogs 70
Mississippi State Bulldogs Mississippi State Overall (9-1)
ATS (5-2)
O/U (2-5)
Final
Money Line Total: 129½ Spread ATS
12
645 Cincinnati Bearcats +125 Under -110 (+2.5) -110 UNDER: 129
3227
646 Mississippi State Bulldogs -145 Over -110 (-2.5) -110 Cover: 8.5
3733
Final
Money Line Total: 129½ Spread ATS
645 CIN +125 Under: -110 (+2.5) -110 UNDER: 129
646 MSST -145 Over: -110 (-2.5) -110 Cover: 8.5
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/15/2018
1:00 PM
MSST
-145
CIN
+125
12/15/2018
10:30 AM
MSST
-155
CIN
+135
12/15/2018
9:42 AM
MSST
-165
CIN
+145
12/15/2018
9:30 AM
MSST
-165
CIN
+145
12/15/2018
9:18 AM
MSST
-175
CIN
+155
12/15/2018
9:03 AM
MSST
-175
CIN
+155
12/15/2018
9:00 AM
MSST
-180
CIN
+160
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/15/2018
1:00 PM
MSST(-2.5)
-110
CIN
-110
12/15/2018
10:30 AM
MSST(-3)
-110
CIN
-110
12/15/2018
9:42 AM
MSST(-3.5)
-110
CIN
-110
12/15/2018
9:30 AM
MSST(-3.5)
-110
CIN
-110
12/15/2018
9:18 AM
MSST(-3.5)
-110
CIN
-110
12/15/2018
9:03 AM
MSST(-3.5)
-110
CIN
-110
12/15/2018
9:00 AM
MSST(-4)
-110
CIN
-110
12/15/2018
7:27 AM
MSST(-4)
-110
CIN
-110
12/14/2018
9:36 PM
MSST(-4.5)
-110
CIN
-110
12/14/2018
9:33 PM
MSST(-5)
-110
CIN
-110
12/14/2018
9:33 PM
MSST(-4.5)
-110
CIN
-110
12/14/2018
9:00 PM
MSST(-5)
-110
CIN
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/15/2018
1:00 PM
129½
-110
129½
-110
12/15/2018
10:30 AM
129½
-110
129½
-110
12/15/2018
9:42 AM
129½
OFF
129½
OFF
12/15/2018
9:30 AM
129
OFF
129
OFF
12/15/2018
9:18 AM
129
OFF
129
OFF
Recap

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State made some beautiful passes, clutch 3-pointers and spectacular dunks during Saturday night's impressive 70-59 victory over Cincinnati.

But there was an ugly, disjointed play during the second half where maroon and white jerseys were flying all around the floor that really got the attention of Bulldogs' coach Ben Howland.

"There was one play where everyone was diving on the floor for the ball," Howland said, excitement rising in his voice. "So many great plays of hustle and grit and fight and toughness.

"That's what it takes to be good."

The 18th-ranked Bulldogs earned the hard-fought victory with a balanced offensive performance. Quinndary Weatherspoon and Lamar Peters both scored 14 points while Reggie Perry and Tyson Carter both added 12.

Mississippi State (9-1) used a 7-0 run midway through the second half — holding the Bearcats scoreless for more than four minutes — to break a tie game and take a 52-45 lead.

The Bulldogs were able to keep a fairly comfortable advantage the rest of the way. Mississippi State shot 12 of 23 (52 percent) from 3-point range. Peters added nine assists.

"I'm just slowing down, letting the game come to me," Peters said. "I know I've got good shooters with Aric (Holman), Quinndary, Tyson and Nick (Weatherspoon). I know how much they've been putting in and it's paying off. I've got a lot of trust in those games.

"When I see them open I want to give them the opportunity to knock down the stop."

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said his team had too many careless possessions to beat a top-20 team on the road.

"You can't turn the ball over against a team like this," Cronin said. "It's like throwing gas on a fire. You can't just give them layups because they're not going to give you layups."

Perry came off the bench to score 10 points in the first half, giving Mississippi State some much-needed offense after starting forward Abdul Ado picked up two quick fouls. The 6-foot-10 freshman was a McDonald's All-American and has quickly earned an increased role with his ability to score both inside and outside.

Mississippi State hit 7 of 12 3-pointers in the first half to take a 37-32 halftime lead.

Cincinnati (9-2) had its nine-game winning streak snapped. The Bearcats never looked comfortable offensively and shot just 37 percent from the field.

Jarron Cumberland led Cincinnati with 21 points. Keith Williams added 15.

"I'm glad we played this game," Cronin said. "Because everything you're supposed to do right, if you don't do it right they'll hurt you. They can really make you pay. ... We learned some hard lessons tonight."

BIG PICTURE

Cincinnati: The Bearcats had some good moments but couldn't generate much offense when they needed it during the final 10 minutes. They scored 27 points in the second half.

Mississippi State: It's another quality win for the Bulldogs, who have won six straight. Perry's continued development is a big plus for Mississippi State. Peters continues to play very well with his combination of scoring and floor vision.

"I'm so proud of (Peters) and looking at his maturity," Howland said. "It's really fun to watch him evolve right before us. The way he's shooting from 3 is really incredible."

UP NEXT

Cincinnati hosts UCLA on Wednesday.

Mississippi State hosts Wofford on Wednesday.

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Matchup
Bearcats Overall
W/L 9-2
ATS 5-4
Pts For 72.0
Pts Against 57.6
Total 2-7
Bearcats Away
W/L 2-1
ATS 1-2
Pts For 65.0
Pts Against 62.7
Total 0-3
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-15
7:30 PM
at Mississippi State L 70-59 L (2.5) U (129.5)
12-8
1:00 PM
Xavier W 62-47 W (-6.5) U (131)
12-4
6:00 PM
Northern Kentucky W 78-65 W (-11) O (132.5)
12-1
5:00 PM
at UNLV W 65-61 L (-6.5) U (129.5)
11-27
6:00 PM
Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 105-49
11-24
6:00 PM
at Ole Miss W 71-57 W (-3.5) U (135)
11-23
6:00 PM
George Mason W 71-55 W (-12.5) U (132.5)
11-19
6:00 PM
Western Michigan W 78-52 W (-17.5) U (136.5)
11-16
6:00 PM
Milwaukee W 74-63 L (-21.5) O (131.5)
11-13
6:00 PM
NCCU W 73-51
Avg. Points For 73.6
Avg. Points Against 57.0
ATS 5-3
Over/Under 2-6
Bulldogs Overall
W/L 9-1
ATS 5-2
Pts For 77.4
Pts Against 63.6
Total 2-5
Bulldogs Home
W/L 8-0
ATS 4-1
Pts For 80.3
Pts Against 63.3
Total 2-3
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
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)
11-16
8:00 PM
Long Beach State W 79-51 W (-20.5) U (151.5)
11-11
4:00 PM
Hartford W 77-59
11-9
6:30 PM
Austin Peay W 95-67 W (-19) O (147.5)
Avg. Points For 77.4
Avg. Points Against 63.6
ATS 5-2
Over/Under 2-5
Scoring
Cincinnati
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Jarron Cumberland (G) 37:007-16 43.8%2-5 40%5-5 100%2402052-1121
Keith Williams (G) 37:006-13 46.2%1-4 25%2-6 33.3%1221214-915
Nysier Brooks (C) 20:002-4 50%0-0 0%5-6 83.3%2800135-29
Tre Scott (F) 27:002-9 22.2%0-0 0%1-2 50%1401114-45
Rashawn Fredericks (G-F) 17:001-3 33.3%0-2 0%3-3 100%3500001-85
Justin Jenifer (G) 28:001-2 50%0-1 0%0-0 0%0141013-72
Cane Broome (G) 10:000-3 0%0-1 0%2-2 100%0131020-42
Eliel Nsoseme (F-C) 17:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%1200102-80
Trevor Moore (G) 4:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%000000000
Logan Johnson (G) 3:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000000-20
Mamoudou Diarra (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Prince Gillam Toyambi (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
LaQuill Hardnett (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
John Koz (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Sam Martin (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Mississippi State
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Quinndary Weatherspoon (G) 30:003-6 50%3-3 100%5-7 71.4%1620124714
Lamar Peters (G) 29:005-11 45.5%3-8 37.5%1-2 50%02920241214
Reggie Perry (F) 27:004-4 100%1-1 100%3-5 60%24001121412
Tyson Carter (G) 25:005-8 62.5%2-4 50%0-0 0%0000013812
Nick Weatherspoon (G) 33:003-10 30%2-4 50%0-0 0%031103278
Aric Holman (F) 30:002-7 28.6%1-3 33.3%2-4 50%71041321117
Abdul Ado (F) 17:000-1 0%0-0 0%3-5 60%0401012-33
Robert Woodard (G) 6:000-1 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%020001010
KeyShawn Feazell (F) 3:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000000-20
Tate Clayton (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
E.J. Datcher (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
T.J. Gray (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
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
Mitchell Storm (F) 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
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/15/2018
7:21 PM
MSST(-1.5)
-110
CIN
-110
12/15/2018
1:00 PM
MSST(-1.5)
-110
CIN
-110
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
MSST(-2)
-110
CIN
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/15/2018
7:21 PM
61
-110
61
-110
12/15/2018
1:00 PM
60½
-110
60½
-110
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
60½
-110
60½
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/15/2018
8:33 PM
CIN(-.5)
-110
MSST
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/15/2018
8:33 PM
70
-110
70
-110