NCAAB Game Recap - New Orleans at Mississippi State
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:00 PM EST

NCC
58
Lou
87
F
Seton
83
StLou
66
F
TexAr
47
Oreg
67
F
Fla
59
UConn
62
F
CAPoly
48
StMar
79
F
NMSt
53
Ariz
83
F
VMI
89
UCDav
84
F(2OT)
JacSt
65
VACom
93
F
MTSt
52
TNTec
39
F
(N/A)
54
Jacksn
44
F
Marq
61
Wisc
77
F
Mobil
58
SeLA
65
F
Stony
64
NDSt
57
F
UCF
67
IlSt
65
F
Copp
70
NoKY
82
F
How
68
Toled
112
F
Yale
57
OkSt
64
F
N DA
60
Valpa
74
F
Ida
68
ArkSt
82
F
ArkLR
76
CenAR
56
F
NOrl
59
MisSt
82
F
Detr
65
Clem
87
F
Dart
80
UMassL
75
F(OT)
IdaSt
61
WaSt
72
F
(N/A)
53
Drake
98
F
CSNor
62
Rich
90
F
TexPA
55
TXAMC
63
F
Ball
69
IndSt
55
F
(N/A)
47
Fres
92
F
UCRiv
51
Pacif
58
F
Rider
55
AzSt
92
F
Wake
65
Charl
67
F(OT)
Fairf
75
LoyMD
84
F(OT)
(N/A)
60
SJSU
85
F
GASt
83
GTown
91
F

Nov 17, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

New Orleans (1-3)

28

31

59

Mississippi State (4-0)

38

44

82

Woodard sends Mississippi State past New Orleans 82-59
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:33 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Robert Woodard had career highs of 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead Mississippi State past New Orleans 82-59 on Sunday at Humphrey Coliseum.

Woodard was one of four Bulldogs in double figures as Mississippi State (4-0) remained undefeated. Reggie Perry scored 14, while D.J Stewart and Iverson Molinar added 13 and 11 points, respectively.

"I thought we played even better than the last game," said Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland. "I'm so happy with the defense and we did a great job on the glass. Robert Woodard was obviously incredible today on the boards and we did a good job in terms of 20 assists on 31 made baskets.

"Reggie Perry did a great job on some backdoor passes, too. We shoot the ball over 50% and held them to 37% and got a good win over a hard-nosed team."

New Orleans (1-3) was led by Bryson Robinson and Troy Green with 14 points apiece.

Woodard was 8 of 14 from the field and made a pair of 3-pointers. He also added four assists, two blocked shots and three steals.

"It feels great going out playing as hard as I can and achieving what I did tonight," said Woodard. "I didn't expect that all at one time, but it's just a matter of playing hard and you can't put a limit on playing hard. Anything can happen when you play like that. The energy was high for the whole game, even before the game and at breakfast this morning. It was just a high-energy game."

Mississippi State led by as many as 30 points in the second half and held at least a 20-point advantage for the entire second half. The Bulldogs held a commanding 45-27 rebounding advantage and had 20 assists with 14 turnovers. New Orleans finished with 10 assists and 12 turnovers while collecting nine steals.

For the game, Mississippi State shot 51% and held New Orleans to just 38%. The Bulldogs made 5 of 20 beyond the arc and made 15 of 24 free throws. New Orleans was 2 of 11 from 3-point territory and made 13 of 15 free throws.

"I thought it was a game where I knew we had to rebound at a very high rate," said New Orleans head coach Mark Slessinger. "Coach Howland has done a good job of putting together a roster that plays to its strengths, not just offensively. He's a good defensive coach and the key to the game being won or lost was them having 18 offensive rebounds and 25 second-chance points. It is something we will continue to work on and grow as we are in the midst of a difficult road stretch."

Both teams traded leads in the early going of the first half. The first eight minutes featured six lead changes and eight ties before Mississippi State started to grab control. Woodard's offensive putback capped off a 10-4 run by the Bulldogs and gave Mississippi State a 36-25 lead with 2:33 left in the half.

Woodard ended the first half with 15 points and nine board as Mississippi State led 38-28. The Bulldogs shot 52% in the half and held a 21-11 advantage on the boards. UO shot 44% in the opening half and the Privateers had five first-half turnovers.

Mississippi State had eight turnovers in the first half and made just 2 of 10 shots beyond the arc.

BIG PICTURE:

New Orleans: As the preseason favorite to win the Southland Conference, New Orleans has a difficult nonconference slate before reaching conference activity. The Privateers have already played at Butler and SMU and still have road trips to nationally-ranked LSU and Memphis left on the December slate.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs continued to thrive on the defensive end. After allowing 69 points to Florida International in the opener, Mississippi State has held three straight opponents under 60 points.

UP NEXT

New Orleans: The Privateers conclude their four-game road swing next Sunday with a trip to Hawaii.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs take to the road for the first time this season and open the Myrtle Beach Invitational in Conway, S.C. The Bulldogs face Tulane in the first round on Thursday.

Leaders

New Orleans PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Berzat 0 0 1 0 1 0
R. Brown 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mississippi State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Butts 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. King 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

NOrl MisSt
Points For 59 82
Field Goals 22/58-38% 31/61-51%
Three Pointers 2/11-18% 5/20-25%
Free Throws 13/15-87% 15/24-62%
Offensive Rebounds 9 18
Defensive Rebounds 18 27
Rebounds 27 47
Blocks 3 4
Steals 9 6
Turnovers 12 14
Personal Fouls 21 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - MisSt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Nov 17 NOrl 59 @ MisSt 82 R. Carson Jr. 1 A. Ado 1

Game Information

Stadium: Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi
Attendance: 6,090
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