Florida-MSU: Official Game Thread

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Let’s take our minds off arrests and dope for a couple of hours, shall we? Florida and Mississippi State are about to tip off here at Humphrey Coliseum. State has lost three straight, Florida two straight. It’s Senior Night, by the way, so we bid adieu to Brian Johnson and Christopher Gay.

Now, the basics:

TV: Raycom. Live streaming at ESPN360.com.
XM: Channel 199.
Series: Florida leads 56-46.
Last year: MSU, 68-59 in Gainesville.
Coaches: Florida – Billy Donovan (341-143, 15th year; 306-123, 13th year at Florida); MSU – Rick Stansbury (225-127, 11th year).
Notes: MSU has lost three straight and five of its last six. In the five losses, State is shooting 36.6 percent. … Over the last five games, MSU point guard Dee Bost has 22 assists and 28 turnovers. … Florida point guard Nick Calathes leads the SEC with 6.4 assists per game. … Florida has 24 offensive rebounds over its last two games.

Probable starters
Florida (21-8, 8-6 SEC)

F – Dan Werner    6-8    Jr.    8.7 ppg
F – Chandler Parsons    6-9    So.    10.2 ppg
C – Alex Tyus    6-8    So.    12.3 ppg
G – Walter Hodge    6-0    Sr.    8.3 ppg
G – Nick Calathes    6-6    So.    18.4 ppg
Top reserves: G Erving Walker, F Kenny Kadji, G/F Ray Shipman.

Mississippi State (17-12, 7-7 SEC)
C – Jarvis Varnado    6-9    Jr.    13.1 ppg
G – Phil Turner    6-3    So.    8.7 ppg
G – Dee Bost    6-2    Fr.    11.5 ppg
G – Barry Stewart    6-3    Jr.    11.9 ppg
G – Ravern Johnson    6-7    So.    12.5 ppg
Top reserves: F Elgin Bailey, G Riley Benock, F Romero Osby

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25 Responses to “Florida-MSU: Official Game Thread”

  1. imabulldog Says:

    Let’s go Dawgs!

  2. imabulldog Says:

    7-2 Rayvern

  3. Brad Locke Says:

    Interesting: Donovan pulled Tyus after Varnado scored on him twice. State’s hit one out of its first four 3-point tries, but the misses have been really close, for what that’s worth.

  4. Brad Locke Says:

    Tied 9-9, 15:15/1st half.

  5. imabulldog Says:

    Kodi is lost on D

  6. Brad Locke Says:

    Some strong minutes for Kodi Augustus, getting a couple of buckets, playing some D.

  7. imabulldog Says:

    I would say good on O, but not good on D for Kodi. Seems to lose his man easily, and not get back in time to contest shots

  8. imabulldog Says:

    goal tending

  9. imabulldog Says:

    FIRST TIME ALL YEAR…that I’ve seen our bench stand up and get into a game! 🙂
    Thats what I’m talkin about

  10. Brad Locke Says:

    Definitely more energy, and the bench is contributing with 11 points.

  11. imabulldog Says:

    I hate that Hodge Punk

  12. Brad Locke Says:

    Halftime: MSU 42, Florida 33. A little 10-3 run to close the half, a Stewart steal and dunk one of the highlights, as well as an Augustus dunk off a loose ball.

  13. imabulldog Says:

    playin with ONIONS!

  14. imabulldog Says:

    BTW, for those of you in Memphis area, game is on Memphis-30 RTN, hard to find.

  15. imabulldog Says:

    And the feed I’m watchin is coming back about 40 seconds ahead of the announcers spots…so I’m hearing Brando and Dean calling for stats and talking to their staff…pretty funny

  16. Brad Locke Says:

    At 11:32, State leads 54-48. Kodi Augustus finding some second-half playing time, a rare thing indeed.

  17. Brad Locke Says:

    Elgin Bailey’s tough turnaround J gives State its largest lead yet, 64-51. Donovan calls time, 8:30.

  18. Brad Locke Says:

    Bailey looks to have broken his right ankle. Its turned inward, way inward. Ugh. Carried to the locker room with the help of a couple of fellow Bulldogs.

  19. Brad Locke Says:

    Florida can’t do much with Varnado (13 points), or Ravern Johnson (15). MSU up 71-60 with 3:44 to go.

  20. Brad Locke Says:

    Bailey update: Severely dislocated ankle, but they were able to pop it back into place. He’ll get X-rays tonight and see the doctors in the morning to determine if surgery is required.

  21. dadawg Says:

    EB was starting really get into his game, then this. That looked nasty…Will keep EB in prayers tonight!!!

  22. dadawg Says:

    EB was starting to really get into his game, then this. That looked nasty…Will keep EB in prayers tonight!!!

  23. dadawg Says:

    Sorry, for double post, something crazy happened with server…?

  24. Brad Locke Says:

    That’s it: MSU 80, Florida 71. Brian Johnson and Christopher Gay got to “play” the final 6 seconds on Senior Night.

  25. maxdawg Says:

    If EB has to have surgery or something. We’ve had a pretty good year injury wise.

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