Mississippi State (7-3) obtained 18 factors from Iverson Molinar, 15 factors from D.J. Jeffries and 10 factors and 9 rebounds from Derek Fountain. The Bulldogs ended a two-game dropping streak.
It’s unlikely that Georgia State will play a worse first half of basketball this season.
The Panthers couldn’t shoot; they made solely 26.7% from the sphere and endured a stretch the place they made 1 of 11 photographs. They had been unhealthy from distance, making solely 2 of 11. They had been overwhelmed on the boards, 22-14. Because of this, the Panthers trailed 43-21 at halftime.
Mississippi State went on an early 8-0 run to take a 14-8 lead and continued to construct the momentum. The Bulldogs, who had been enjoying with out starters Cameron Matthews (toe) and Tolu Smith (hip pointer), closed with a 16-4 run — going 1-for-7 to shut the half — and led by 21 when Molinar made a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining.
“The ball not going into the basket actually created some frustration in our guys that sort of chipped away at us on the defensive finish,” Lanier stated.
Georgia State confirmed some life within the opening minutes of the second half, utilizing an 8-0 to chop the result in 15 factors. However the momentum disappeared minutes later when Mississippi State went on a 14-0 run and prolonged the result in 28 factors at 61-33.
Georgia State is 0-4 in opposition to Mississippi State.
Georgia State performs once more on Saturday at dwelling in opposition to Toccoa Falls.
“We’ve obtained to return and decide up the items and get these guys enjoying lots higher,” Lanier stated. “That’s the magic that we’ve obtained to discover and that’s a part of the frustration. We’re a workforce that’s attempting to get higher and construct confidence and develop and change into the workforce that we’ve obtained the flexibility to change into.”