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No. 15 Mississippi State tops Saint Mary's 61-57 in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) Quinndary Weatherspoon and Tyson Carter each scored 12 points to lead No. 15 Mississippi State to a 61-57 victory over Saint Mary's on Wednesday night in the consolation game of the MGM Main Event's heavyweight division.

Saint Mary's took a 50-48 lead with 6:15 left, but the Bulldogs went on a 6-0 run, culminated by Aric Holman's powerful slam dunk.

The Bulldogs (4-1) got nine points and 11 rebounds from Holman, while Lamar Peters added 10. Mississippi State, which matched its season percentage from the free-throw line by hitting 80 percent, also got 20 points from its reserves.

Mississippi State avenged its first loss of the season on Monday, when Arizona State won 72-67.

Jordan Ford scored 23 points for the Gaels (3-2), and Malik Fitts added 10 points and nine rebounds.

Mississippi State closed the first half on a 29-10 run to erase an 11-point deficit and take a 35-27 lead.

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Key Players
J. Ford
3 G
A. Holman
35 F
29.3 Min. Per Game 29.3
13.5 Pts. Per Game 13.5
1.5 Ast. Per Game 1.5
8.8 Reb. Per Game 8.8
45.8 Field Goal % 48.0
21.4 Three Point % 27.8
89.5 Free Throw % 83.3
+ 1 Nick Weatherspoon made 2nd of 2 free throws 1.0
+ 1 Lamar Peters made 1st of 2 free throws 1.0
  Personal foul on Elijah Thomas 1.0
+ 2 Jordan Ford made layup 1.0
+ 1 Nick Weatherspoon made 2nd of 2 free throws 6.0
+ 1 Nick Weatherspoon made 1st of 2 free throws 6.0
  Personal foul on Malik Fitts 6.0
+ 2 Jordan Ford made layup 9.0
  Defensive rebound by Dan Fotu 18.0
  Aric Holman missed 2nd of 2 free throws 18.0
+ 1 Aric Holman made 1st of 2 free throws 18.0
Team Stats
Points 57 61
Field Goals 23-62 (37.1%) 24-55 (43.6%)
3-Pointers 6-16 (37.5%) 5-24 (20.8%)
Free Throws 5-8 (62.5%) 8-10 (80.0%)
Total Rebounds 37 34
Offensive 10 6
Defensive 22 25
Team 5 3
Assists 8 12
Steals 4 5
Blocks 1 6
Turnovers 5 8
Fouls 15 12
Technicals 0 0
23 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST
12 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Saint Mary's 3-2 273057
home team logo 15 Miss. State 4-1 352661
Team Stats
away team logo Saint Mary's 3-2 75.3 PPG 37.2 RPG 10.6 APG
home team logo 15 Miss. State 4-1 78.1 PPG 38.3 RPG 14.5 APG
Key Players
3
J. Ford G 21.6 PPG 2.7 RPG 2.8 APG 49.5 FG%
23
T. Carter G 9.3 PPG 1.8 RPG 1.5 APG 45.4 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Ford G 23 PTS 4 REB 3 AST
T. Carter G 12 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
37.1 FG% 43.6
37.5 3PT FG% 20.8
62.5 FT% 80.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Ford 23 4 3 10/25 1/3 2/4 1 37 1 0 1 2 2
M. Fitts 10 9 1 3/16 2/6 2/2 4 34 0 0 0 3 6
J. Hunter 9 5 1 4/7 0/0 1/2 3 30 0 0 0 1 4
E. Thomas 6 1 1 2/3 2/3 0/0 4 39 1 0 1 1 0
T. Krebs 5 7 1 2/5 1/3 0/0 1 22 0 0 1 2 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Ford 23 4 3 10/25 1/3 2/4 1 37 1 0 1 2 2
M. Fitts 10 9 1 3/16 2/6 2/2 4 34 0 0 0 3 6
J. Hunter 9 5 1 4/7 0/0 1/2 3 30 0 0 0 1 4
E. Thomas 6 1 1 2/3 2/3 0/0 4 39 1 0 1 1 0
T. Krebs 5 7 1 2/5 1/3 0/0 1 22 0 0 1 2 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Perry 2 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 10 0 1 1 0 1
D. Fotu 2 5 1 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 23 1 0 0 1 4
T. Kuhse 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 4 1 0 1 0 0
M. Tass 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Menzies - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Clark - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sheets - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Zoriks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Mudronja - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Clinton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 57 32 8 23/62 6/16 5/8 15 200 4 1 5 10 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Weatherspoon 12 3 1 5/11 1/5 1/1 1 36 0 1 2 0 3
L. Peters 10 3 5 4/7 1/4 1/1 2 29 1 0 1 1 2
A. Holman 9 11 0 4/11 0/4 1/3 2 30 1 4 0 3 8
N. Weatherspoon 6 2 3 1/4 1/2 3/3 3 29 1 0 3 0 2
R. Perry 4 5 0 2/5 0/1 0/0 2 18 0 0 1 0 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Weatherspoon 12 3 1 5/11 1/5 1/1 1 36 0 1 2 0 3
L. Peters 10 3 5 4/7 1/4 1/1 2 29 1 0 1 1 2
A. Holman 9 11 0 4/11 0/4 1/3 2 30 1 4 0 3 8
N. Weatherspoon 6 2 3 1/4 1/2 3/3 3 29 1 0 3 0 2
R. Perry 4 5 0 2/5 0/1 0/0 2 18 0 0 1 0 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Carter 12 3 2 5/11 2/6 0/0 0 25 2 0 0 0 3
R. Woodard 6 3 1 3/6 0/2 0/0 0 25 0 1 1 2 1
K. Feazell 2 1 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 2 8 0 0 0 0 1
J. Tshisumpa - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Ado - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Datcher - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Clayton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Gray - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Storm - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Oduro - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Junkin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Stewart - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 61 31 12 24/55 5/24 8/10 12 200 5 6 8 6 25