Basketball Gameday Central: Auburn vs. Mississippi State

March 8, 2013



Auburn vs. MIssissippi State

Game Details

Date: March 9, 2013 Tip: 4:30 PM CT
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Mississippi State Bulldogs

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Auburn Projected Starters

F 02 Allen Payne 6-6 / 215 Jr.
C 41 Rob Chubb 6-10 / 250 Sr.
G 5 Shaquille Johnson 6-5 / 210 Fr.
G 11 Josh Wallace 5-10 / 170 Sr.
G 23 Frankie Sullivan 6-1 / 206 Sr.

Mississippi State Projected Starters

F 3 Colin Borchert 6-8 / 231 Jr.
F 20 Gavin Ware 6-9 / 270 Fr.
G 1 Fred Thomas 6-5 / 191 Fr.
G 4 Trivante Bloodman 6-0 / 182 So.
G 32 Craig Sword 6-3 / 189 Fr.

Game Notes

Scouting Mississippi State

The Bulldogs lost at South Carolina 79-72 on Wednesday for their 14th loss in the last 15 games after opening SEC play 2-0 ... Craig Sword scored 20 points in the loss to the Gamecocks and Jalen Steele added 17 points in 25 minutes before leaving with a knee injury ... the Bulldogs shot 51.1 percent from the floor in the loss but had 20 turnovers ... Mississippi State upset Ole Miss 73-67 on March 2 behind 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists from Colin Borchert, who went 7-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-4 from 3-point range ... State limited Ole Miss to 33.8 percent shooting from the floor and 6-of-29 (.207) from 3-point range ... Steele averages a team-high 10.1 points per game while Sword adds 10.0 ppg, Fred Thomas with 9.3 ppg and Roquez Johnson 9.0 ppg ... Gavin Ware adds 8.3 ppg and a team-high 6.4 rpg ... Steele shoots 92.3 percent (36-of-39) from the foul line and 32.9 percent from 3-point range.

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