Boxscore
Mississippi St. 69, Texas A&M 60
Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - Brian O'Connell, Michael Kitts, Earl Walton
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Texas A&M 32 28 60
Mississippi St. 41 28 69

Recap


Mississippi State jumped all over No. 18 Texas A&M in the first half Thursday, racing to a 20-point lead in a 69-60 victory in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer semifinals at Madison Square Garden.
 
The Bulldogs (3-1) advance to Friday’s championship game against the winner of the Arizona/St. John’s semifinal later Thursday.
 
Guards Dee Bost and Rodney Hood each scored five points in the game’s first four minutes, with Hood’s 3-pointer giving the Bulldogs a 15-5 lead. After Texas A&M’s Kourtney Robertson made two free throws to bring the Aggies within 16-9, Mississippi State scored the next 13 points to take a 29-9 lead on Wendell Lewis’ layup with 10:50 to go.
 
Bost led the Bulldogs with 20 points, including a long 3-pointer with 3:17 left after Texas A&M had cut the lead to 60-52.
 
The Aggies (2-1) played without leading scorer Khris Middleton, who is out for the next three weeks following knee surgery. Elston Turner led the Aggies with 13 points.
 
Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, made the trip and coached in his second game of the season.
 
Texas A&M faces the Arizona/St. John’s loser in Friday’s consolation game.

Texas A&M Aggies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jordan Green 17:00 2-2 1-1 1-2 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 6
Dash Harris 25:00 1-8 0-3 2-2 0 1 1 3 2 1 2 0 4
David Loubeau 29:00 4-13 1-2 2-4 1 5 6 0 4 2 1 0 11
Elston Turner 28:00 5-11 1-4 2-2 1 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 13
Ray Turner 14:00 1-5 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 2 0 2 0 2
Keith Davis 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0
Kourtney Roberson 27:00 1-2 0-0 3-4 1 9 10 0 2 1 3 0 5
Jamal Branch 21:00 4-5 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 0 3 0 10
Naji Hibbert 28:00 3-7 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 7
Daniel Alexander 2:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 2
Zach Kinsley 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-54 6-15 10-14 7 23 30 9 23 7 16 0 60
  40.7% 40.0% 71.4% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 16

Mississippi St. Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dee Bost 33:00 5-11 2-3 8-10 0 3 3 2 2 4 3 0 20
Brian Bryant 27:00 4-7 0-1 4-4 3 4 7 2 3 0 0 0 12
Rodney Hood 32:00 4-8 2-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 10
Arnett Moultrie 36:00 2-8 1-1 3-3 1 7 8 2 2 1 3 1 8
Renardo Sidney 22:00 0-8 0-1 3-4 2 3 5 0 3 2 0 1 3
Deville Smith 18:00 4-6 0-2 0-4 1 3 4 2 1 2 3 0 8
Jalen Steele 10:00 1-3 1-2 0-0 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3
Wendell Lewis 22:00 2-2 0-0 1-4 2 2 4 0 4 2 0 0 5
Reed Clayton 0:00 0-1 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tyson Cunningham 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Taylor Luczak 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Baxter Price 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Charles Parker 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-54 6-13 19-31 11 25 36 9 16 12 12 2 69
  40.7% 46.2% 61.3% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 12
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