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Carter helps No. 17 Mississippi St over LBSU 79-51

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State's night turned sour after just 29 seconds when starting guard Nick Weatherspoon was rolling around on the floor, wincing in pain while clutching his sprained left ankle.

The Bulldogs looked shaken, falling behind early against a team they were supposed to beat easily. Thanks to Weatherspoon's replacement, things got better in a hurry.

Tyson Carter scored 17 points, including 13 points in the first half, to lead No. 17 Mississippi State past Long Beach State 79-51 on Friday for its third straight win to start the season.

Quinndary Weatherspoon led the Bulldogs with 21 points. Lamar Peters added 16 points and four assists.

''We just had to pick up our intensity,'' Peters said. ''We came out flat. Those guys played really hard, came out and had a good run. We just didn't want to continue to play flat and take a quick loss early in the season.''

Mississippi State trailed 28-21 with six minutes remaining in the first half, but Carter nailed a 3-pointer that sparked a 15-0 run. The Bulldogs started the second half on a 17-4 run to put the game away.

''We finally caught our breath and started to do a great job defensively, especially the last part of the first half,'' Mississippi State coach Ben Howland said.

Long Beach State (1-3) was hurt by 20 turnovers. The 49ers were led by Bryan Alberts and KJ Byers, who both scored eight points. They shot just 28.6 percent in the second half.

''We let our offensive ineptness bleed into our defense and rebounding,'' Long Beach State coach Dan Monson said. ''They just broke our will. We played pretty well for 14 minutes, but you've got to play 40 and we just didn't do it today.''

Mississippi State won despite shooting just 4 of 23 from 3-point range.

PERRY PRODUCES

Freshman forward Reggie Perry had a productive game with five points and a game-high 14 rebounds in just 20 minutes. The McDonald's All-American has quickly forced his way into Mississippi State's rotation and his 6-foot-10, 245-pound frame is rare for someone so young.

''I was really happy for Reggie,'' Howland said. ''Reggie is a very good rebounder. We keep stats every day in practice and he's been one of our top three rebounders the entire year in practice. You play like you practice.''

WEATHERSPOON'S INJURY

Nick Weatherspoon's ankle injury was his second of the season. He injured his other ankle in a closed scrimmage before the season started.

Howland wasn't sure how much time Weatherspoon would miss.

''Hopefully he'll be back soon - I just have no way of knowing,'' Howland said. ''A lot of time with sprained ankles, it's how he does overnight and how you show up the next day. He didn't have a lot of swelling, which is a good sign.''

BIG PICTURE

Long Beach State: The 49ers got off to a great start, but were too sloppy with possessions against Mississippi State's intense man-to-man defense. LBSU has certainly been tested in its first few games, losing to UCLA, Arizona State and Mississippi State.

Mississippi State: It was a good recovery for the Bulldogs, who appeared shaken by Nick Weatherspoon's early injury. The Bulldogs will need more production from guards like Carter and Robert Woodard if Weatherspoon's injury keeps him out for an extended time.

UP NEXT

Long Beach State faces Iona in Las Vegas on Monday.

Mississippi State faces Arizona State in Las Vegas on Monday.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Mississippi State  
19:50   Lost ball turnover on Quinndary Weatherspoon  
19:37 +2 Deishuan Booker made jump shot 2-0
19:21   Lamar Peters missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:19   Defensive rebound by Edon Maxhuni  
19:07   Bad pass turnover on KJ Byers, stolen by Quinndary Weatherspoon  
19:01 +2 Quinndary Weatherspoon made dunk 2-2
18:55 +2 Ron Freeman made jump shot 4-2
18:36   Tyson Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:34   Defensive rebound by Deishuan Booker  
18:27   Deishuan Booker missed jump shot, blocked by Aric Holman  
18:25   Defensive rebound by Tyson Carter  
18:20 +2 Lamar Peters made layup 4-4
18:11 +3 KJ Byers made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Deishuan Booker 7-4
17:42 +2 Lamar Peters made jump shot 7-6
17:21   Mason Riggins missed jump shot  
17:19   Defensive rebound by Tyson Carter  
17:14 +2 Quinndary Weatherspoon made jump shot, assist by Tyson Carter 7-8
16:59   Ron Freeman missed jump shot  
16:57   Defensive rebound by Tyson Carter  
16:48   Tyson Carter missed jump shot  
16:46   Defensive rebound by KJ Byers  
16:43 +3 Edon Maxhuni made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Deishuan Booker 10-8
16:43   Personal foul on Ron Freeman  
16:22   Lamar Peters missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:17   Defensive rebound by Jordan Roberts  
16:06   Temidayo Yussuf missed jump shot, blocked by Aric Holman  
16:04   Defensive rebound by Tyson Carter  
15:54 +2 Tyson Carter made layup 10-10
15:36   Breyon Jackson missed jump shot  
15:34   Defensive rebound by Tyson Carter  
15:26   Aric Holman missed jump shot  
15:24   Defensive rebound by Jordan Roberts  
15:18   Lost ball turnover on Jordan Roberts, stolen by Tyson Carter  
15:14 +2 Tyson Carter made dunk 10-12
14:55 +2 Temidayo Yussuf made jump shot 12-12
14:39   Quinndary Weatherspoon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:37   Offensive rebound by Aric Holman  
14:34   Aric Holman missed tip-in  
14:34   Defensive rebound by Temidayo Yussuf  
14:21   Personal foul on Aric Holman  
14:21 +1 Breyon Jackson made 1st of 2 free throws 13-12
14:21 +1 Breyon Jackson made 2nd of 2 free throws 14-12
13:52   Reggie Perry missed jump shot  
13:52   Offensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
13:41   Quinndary Weatherspoon missed jump shot  
13:40   Defensive rebound by Jordan Roberts  
13:31 +2 Jordan Roberts made jump shot 16-12
13:14   Tyson Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:12   Defensive rebound by Breamon Richard  
13:09   Out of bounds turnover on Breamon Richard  
13:00   Tyson Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:58   Defensive rebound by Deishuan Booker  
12:51 +3 KJ Byers made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ron Freeman 19-12
12:36   Reggie Perry missed jump shot  
12:34   Offensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
12:34 +2 Reggie Perry made tip-in 19-14
12:20   Lost ball turnover on KJ Byers  
12:20   Personal foul on KJ Byers  
12:05 +2 Tyson Carter made jump shot 19-16
11:39   Lost ball turnover on Deishuan Booker, stolen by Tyson Carter  
11:36   Shooting foul on Ron Freeman  
11:36   Robert Woodard missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:36   Robert Woodard missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
11:36   Defensive rebound by Jordan Roberts  
11:24   Traveling violation turnover on Breamon Richard  
10:57   Lamar Peters missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:55   Defensive rebound by Temidayo Yussuf  
10:55   Personal foul on Lamar Peters  
10:52 +2 Bryan Alberts made jump shot 21-16
10:36   Lamar Peters missed jump shot  
10:34   Offensive rebound by Robert Woodard  
10:26   Turnover on Robert Woodard  
10:23   Personal foul on Lamar Peters  
10:02 +3 Bryan Alberts made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Temidayo Yussuf 24-16
9:36 +2 Tyson Carter made jump shot 24-18
9:19   Bryan Alberts missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:17   Defensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
9:07   Personal foul on Bryan Alberts  
8:55   Robert Woodard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:53   Defensive rebound by Temidayo Yussuf  
8:31   Traveling violation turnover on Breyon Jackson  
8:14   Bad pass turnover on Abdul Ado, stolen by Bryan Alberts  
8:11   Shooting foul on KeyShawn Feazell  
8:06 +1 Deishuan Booker made 1st of 2 free throws 25-18
8:06 +1 Deishuan Booker made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-18
7:55   Aric Holman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:53   Offensive rebound by KeyShawn Feazell  
7:34   KeyShawn Feazell missed layup, blocked by KJ Byers  
7:32   Defensive rebound by KJ Byers  
7:25   Personal foul on KeyShawn Feazell  
7:16   Deishuan Booker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:14   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
7:07 +3 Lamar Peters made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Quinndary Weatherspoon 26-21
7:03   KJ Byers missed layup, blocked by Abdul Ado  
7:01   Defensive rebound by Mississippi State  
6:42   Lamar Peters missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:42   Offensive rebound by Aric Holman  
6:35   Bad pass turnover on Aric Holman  
6:08 +2 Mason Riggins made layup, assist by Bryan Alberts 28-21
5:55   Reggie Perry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:53   Defensive rebound by Jordan Roberts  
5:40   Jordan Roberts missed layup  
5:28   Defensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
5:26   Lost ball turnover on Aric Holman, stolen by Jordan Roberts  
5:16   Out of bounds turnover on Jordan Roberts  
4:54 +3 Tyson Carter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Robert Woodard 28-24
4:46   Bryan Alberts missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:41   Offensive rebound by Mason Riggins  
4:29   KJ Byers missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:09   Defensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
4:07   Tyson Carter missed layup  
4:05   Offensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
3:54   Reggie Perry missed layup  
3:52   Offensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
3:50 +2 Reggie Perry made dunk 28-26
3:50   Lost ball turnover on KJ Byers, stolen by Tyson Carter  
3:46 +2 Abdul Ado made layup, assist by Tyson Carter 28-28
3:46   Commercial timeout called  
3:34   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
3:24   Tyson Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:22   Defensive rebound by Jordan Griffin  
3:18   Temidayo Yussuf missed layup  
3:16   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
2:55   Tyson Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:55   Defensive rebound by Temidayo Yussuf  
2:50   Bad pass turnover on Deishuan Booker, stolen by Lamar Peters  
2:41   Reggie Perry missed jump shot  
2:39   Defensive rebound by Jordan Griffin  
2:35   Lost ball turnover on Jordan Griffin, stolen by Lamar Peters  
2:29 +2 Quinndary Weatherspoon made layup, assist by Lamar Peters 28-30
2:08   Deishuan Booker missed jump shot  
2:06   Defensive rebound by Quinndary Weatherspoon  
2:02   Personal foul on Breyon Jackson  
1:48   Personal foul on Deishuan Booker  
1:35 +2 Quinndary Weatherspoon made layup 28-32
1:22   Bad pass turnover on Deishuan Booker, stolen by Abdul Ado  
1:15 +2 Aric Holman made dunk, assist by Quinndary Weatherspoon 28-34
1:01   Traveling violation turnover on Deishuan Booker  
41.0 +2 Tyson Carter made layup 28-36
27.0   Edon Maxhuni missed 3-pt. jump shot  
25.0   Offensive rebound by Mason Riggins  
25.0   Edon Maxhuni missed jump shot  
20.0   Defensive rebound by Tyson Carter  
16.0   Personal foul on Jordan Roberts  
16.0   Tyson Carter missed free throw  
16.0   Defensive rebound by Mason Riggins  
4.0   Mason Riggins missed jump shot  
2.0   Defensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:52   Personal foul on Edon Maxhuni  
19:29   Aric Holman missed jump shot  
19:27   Offensive rebound by Mississippi State  
19:03   Aric Holman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:01   Defensive rebound by Ron Freeman  
18:38 +2 KJ Byers made layup, assist by Mason Riggins 30-36
18:32   Bad pass turnover on Lamar Peters, stolen by KJ Byers  
18:38   KJ Byers missed layup, blocked by Aric Holman  
18:36   Offensive rebound by Long Beach State  
18:37   Ron Freeman missed jump shot  
18:35   Defensive rebound by Aric Holman  
18:22   Tyson Carter missed jump shot  
18:20   Offensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
18:03   Commercial timeout called  
17:52   Offensive rebound by Quinndary Weatherspoon  
17:52   Quinndary Weatherspoon missed layup  
17:50   Offensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
17:50   Abdul Ado missed layup  
17:48   Offensive rebound by Quinndary Weatherspoon  
17:50   Shooting foul on Ron Freeman  
17:50 +1 Quinndary Weatherspoon made 1st of 2 free throws 30-37
17:50 +1 Quinndary Weatherspoon made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-38
17:39   Jordan Roberts missed layup  
17:17   Defensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
17:17   Tyson Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:15   Defensive rebound by Temidayo Yussuf  
17:02   Lost ball turnover on Bryan Alberts, stolen by Abdul Ado  
16:54 +2 Aric Holman made dunk, assist by Lamar Peters 30-40
16:40 +2 Temidayo Yussuf made layup 32-40
16:25 +2 Quinndary Weatherspoon made layup 32-42
15:53   Jordan Roberts missed layup  
15:51   Defensive rebound by Mississippi State  
15:24 +2 Quinndary Weatherspoon made jump shot 32-44
15:23   Temidayo Yussuf missed layup, blocked by Abdul Ado  
15:21   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
15:23   Personal foul on Breyon Jackson  
14:39   Quinndary Weatherspoon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:37   Offensive rebound by Robert Woodard  
14:28   Robert Woodard missed layup, blocked by Breyon Jackson  
14:26   Offensive rebound by Robert Woodard  
14:19 +2 Robert Woodard made layup 32-46
14:16   Bad pass turnover on Bryan Alberts  
14:04   Lost ball turnover on Lamar Peters, stolen by Deishuan Booker  
13:44   Bad pass turnover on Jordan Roberts, stolen by Reggie Perry  
13:35   Traveling violation turnover on Reggie Perry  
13:35   Personal foul on Lamar Peters  
13:34   Lost ball turnover on Deishuan Booker, stolen by Aric Holman  
13:29   Shooting foul on Bryan Alberts  
13:29 +1 Quinndary Weatherspoon made 1st of 2 free throws 32-47
13:29 +1 Quinndary Weatherspoon made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-48
13:05   Deishuan Booker missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Quinndary Weatherspoon  
13:03   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
12:55   Shooting foul on Bryan Alberts  
12:55   Reggie Perry missed 1st of 2 free throws  
12:55 +1 Reggie Perry made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-49
12:35   Personal foul on Tyson Carter  
12:28   Bryan Alberts missed layup, blocked by Robert Woodard  
12:26   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
12:18   Bad pass turnover on Tyson Carter, stolen by KJ Byers  
12:13   Ron Freeman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:11   Defensive rebound by Robert Woodard  
12:01   Personal foul on Ron Freeman  
11:51   Personal foul on KJ Byers  
11:51 +1 Aric Holman made free throw 32-50
11:51 +1 Aric Holman made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-51
11:36   KJ Byers missed jump shot  
11:34   Defensive rebound by Aric Holman  
11:21 +2 Aric Holman made dunk, assist by Tyson Carter 32-53
11:02 +3 Bryan Alberts made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Mason Riggins 35-53
10:41   Robert Woodard missed layup  
10:39   Defensive rebound by Mason Riggins  
10:44   Personal foul on Abdul Ado  
10:21 +2 Jordan Roberts made jump shot 37-53
10:08 +2 Quinndary Weatherspoon made layup, assist by Lamar Peters 37-55
10:08   Shooting foul on Temidayo Yussuf  
10:08 +1 Quinndary Weatherspoon made free throw 37-56
9:57   Personal foul on Abdul Ado  
9:54   Personal foul on Abdul Ado  
9:49   Temidayo Yussuf missed layup, blocked by Aric Holman  
9:47   Offensive rebound by Long Beach State  
9:52   Out of bounds turnover on Deishuan Booker  
9:28   Lamar Peters missed layup  
9:26   Offensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
9:23   Reggie Perry missed layup  
9:21   Defensive rebound by Breyon Jackson  
9:14   Personal foul on Robert Woodard  
8:51   Jordan Griffin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:49   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
8:43 +2 Lamar Peters made layup 37-58
8:32   Shooting foul on Robert Woodard  
8:32 +1 Deishuan Booker made 1st of 2 free throws 38-58
8:32 +1 Deishuan Booker made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-58
8:28   Shooting foul on Temidayo Yussuf  
8:28   Robert Woodard missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:28 +1 Robert Woodard made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-59
8:14   Temidayo Yussuf missed layup, blocked by Reggie Perry  
8:12   Offensive rebound by Breyon Jackson  
8:08 +2 Breyon Jackson made layup 41-59
7:59   Tyson Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:57   Offensive rebound by Lamar Peters  
7:55   Traveling violation turnover on Aric Holman  
7:39   Shooting foul on Quinndary Weatherspoon  
7:39