MCNS McNeese State Cowboys 77
McNeese State Cowboys McNeese State Overall (2-6)
ATS (0-0)
O/U (0-0)
December 04 2018
- SEC Network+
MSST Mississippi State Bulldogs 90
Mississippi State Bulldogs Mississippi State Overall (7-1)
ATS (3-2)
O/U (1-4)
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
12
McNeese State Cowboys OFF OFF OFF
4235
Mississippi State Bulldogs OFF OFF OFF
3951
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
MCNS OFF OFF OFF
MSST OFF OFF OFF
Recap

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Lamar Peters scored 27 points, Reggie Perry added 15 and No. 22 Mississippi State pulled away in the second half to beat McNeese State 90-77 on Tuesday night.

Mississippi State (7-1) needed a 19-0 run early in the second half to finally take control of a game that was much more competitive than anticipated. Peters shot 9 of 16 from the field, including 8 for 13 from 3-point range.

McNeese State (2-6) had a 42-39 halftime lead and briefly stretched its advantage to four points in the opening minutes of the second half.

But the Cowboys went cold about the time the Bulldogs got rolling and the game flipped in a hurry. McNeese State coach Heath Schroyer was called for a technical foul in the middle of the run, which didn't help the Cowboys.

When Mississippi State's flurry was finished, McNeese State's 50-46 lead had become a 65-50 deficit in less than six minutes.

The game was tight throughout the first half, with neither team leading by more than seven points. Mississippi State had a small advantage through most of the opening minutes before McNeese State went on a 15-7 run to take a three-point halftime lead.

The Cowboys shot nearly 66 percent from the field before halftime and outscored the Bulldogs 28-8 in the paint. Malik Hines led McNeese State with 14 points in the first half and finished with 24 on 9-of-14 shooting from the field.

BIG PICTURE

McNeese State: The Cowboys put a scare into Mississippi State. The most impressive part of the first-half performance was how McNeese State bullied a bigger Mississippi State team in the paint. The competitive game should give the Cowboys some confidence.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs struggled defensively throughout most of the game and coach Ben Howland was obviously frustrated with his team. The good news for Mississippi State is Peters continues to play well. When he's a 3-point threat the Bulldogs are difficult to handle offensively.

UP NEXT

McNeese State returns home to play North Carolina Central on Dec. 13.

Mississippi State faces Clemson in New Jersey on Saturday.

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Matchup
McNeese State Overall
W/L 2-6
ATS 0-0
Pts For 68.9
Pts Against 74.5
Total 0-0
McNeese State Away
W/L 0-5
ATS 0-0
Pts For 63.8
Pts Against 83.0
Total 0-0
Last 8 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-4
7:00 PM
at Mississippi State L 90-77
12-1
3:00 PM
at NCCU L 67-66
11-29
7:00 PM
at SMU L 91-59
11-23
6:30 PM
Mississippi College W 80-42
11-20
6:30 PM
Mobile W 74-60
11-16
6:30 PM
Loyola (NO) L 79-78
11-9
8:00 PM
at Arizona State L 80-52
11-7
9:00 PM
at Saint Mary's L 87-65
Avg. Points For 68.9
Avg. Points Against 74.5
ATS 0-0
Over/Under 0-0
Mississippi State Overall
W/L 7-1
ATS 3-2
Pts For 77.8
Pts Against 63.3
Total 1-4
Mississippi State Home
W/L 6-0
ATS 2-1
Pts For 81.7
Pts Against 62.7
Total 1-2
Last 8 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
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 77.8
Avg. Points Against 63.3
ATS 3-2
Over/Under 1-4
Scoring
McNeese State
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Malik Hines (F) 33:009-14 64.3%1-1 100%5-8 62.5%3610124-1224
Jarren Greenwood (G) 33:006-9 66.7%1-3 33.3%1-1 100%0422021-1514
Will Robinson (F) 15:004-8 50%2-3 66.7%2-2 100%0100010-112
Shamarkus Kennedy (F) 26:005-8 62.5%0-1 0%1-2 50%0230244-1211
James Harvey (G) 32:003-6 50%3-5 60%0-0 0%0210012-129
Kevin Hunt (G) 16:001-2 50%0-0 0%2-2 100%012101214
Roydell Brown (F) 25:001-2 50%0-0 0%1-3 33.3%1402020-63
Trey Touchet (G) 9:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%011000050
Adrian Brown (F) 6:000-1 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0110000-10
Trey Johnson (G) 5:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000013-120
Spencer Foley (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jeremy Harrell (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Myles Hutchinson (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Richard Laku (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
A.J. Lawson (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Mississippi State
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Lamar Peters (G) 29:009-16 56.3%8-13 61.5%1-2 50%13510321427
Reggie Perry (F) 18:005-8 62.5%2-4 50%3-3 100%39112031915
Nick Weatherspoon (G) 29:003-7 42.9%1-2 50%4-6 66.7%1122023-311
Tyson Carter (G) 23:004-8 50%2-4 50%0-0 0%00010001510
Quinndary Weatherspoon (G) 31:003-7 42.9%0-2 0%2-2 100%353001148
Aric Holman (F) 24:002-10 20%1-4 25%3-4 75%51121324-18
Abdul Ado (F) 24:003-7 42.9%0-0 0%1-2 50%121010177
Robert Woodard (G) 13:000-2 0%0-2 0%4-6 66.7%240001034
KeyShawn Feazell (F) 8:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%010001290
E.J. Datcher (C) 1:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000001-20
Tate Clayton (G) 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