NCAAB Game Recap - Mississippi State at Tulane
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:00 PM EST

Duke
87
Cal
52
F
TNSt
57
TxTch
72
F
SDSt
64
Ariz
71
F
Vill
98
MidTN
69
F
Xav
73
Tows
51
F
Tex
66
GTown
82
F
Ohio
53
Baylor
76
F
(N/A)
63
Hartfo
78
F
MOSt
70
Mia-FL
74
F
ChBap
58
AbCh
90
F
MisSt
80
Tul
66
F
Fla
70
StJos
62
F
LoyMa
78
AF
64
F
(N/A)
59
Kent
89
F
StAnd
69
UNCA
105
F
(N/A)
56
Alc
92
F
Duques
74
IndSt
71
F
(N/A)
44
NCC
68
F
(N/A)
44
UCRiv
76
F
(N/A)
58
StFNY
122
F
WCU
96
Jacksn
94
F(2OT)
(N/A)
50
Colg
89
F
Charl
55
App
64
F
NebOm
85
WaSt
77
F
NFla
68
Iowa
83
F
(N/A)
50
Hamp
93
F
Woff
55
SoFL
69
F
ArkPB
41
Pitt
66
F
YSU
60
Akr
82
F
AlaAM
51
Clem
87
F
Utah
57
CoCar
79
F
TNTec
61
Winth
58
F
MD-ES
64
Okla
91
F
UCIrv
58
TCU
59
F
CenMI
57
Minn
82
F
RobM
62
IL-C
72
F
Leh
58
Drake
74
F
How
63
Marsh
91
F
Toled
62
ND
64
F(OT)
Lamar
74
UtVal
68
F
ULLa
61
Wyo
69
F(OT)
NM
78
NMSt
77
F
WIGB
70
Wisc
88
F
Buff
68
UConn
79
F
W&M
50
Stan
81
F
Hof
88
UCLA
78
F

Nov 21, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Mississippi State (5-0)

36

44

80

Tulane (3-1)

27

39

66

Molinar scores 21, Mississippi State beats Tulane 80-66
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:47 PM

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Freshman Iverson Molinar scored a season-high 21 points and Mississippi State beat Tulane 80-66 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

Tyson Carter added 16 points and 11 rebounds, Reggie Perry scored 18 points, and the Bulldogs (5-0) shot 61% overall and made 13 of 19 shots in the second half.

"We've got guys who are capable of shooting," Carter said, "and tonight was just a good night for Iverson and Reggie Perry."

Mississippi State never trailed, established a 41-16 rebounding advantage, led by 25 and withstood a late rally to earn a matchup with No. 17 Villanova on Friday in one semifinal.

"As long as I've been coaching, I've never been in a situation where the rebound situation was what it was," Tulane coach Ron Hunter said. "We were absolutely dominated. ... You just aren't going to win many games that way. ... It's just, we had a lot missed shots."

Christion Thompson and K.J. Lawson each scored 12 points and Jordan Walker finished with 11 for the Green Wave (3-1) in their first loss under Hunter. Tulane used a late 16-5 run and pulled to 75-61 on Lawson's layup with just under 3 minutes left. D.J. Stewart countered with a three-point play with 2:17 to play to put Mississippi State back up by 17.

BIG PICTURE

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs, who are receiving votes in the Associated Press Top 25, couldn't afford a loss in their Myrtle Beach opener if they wanted to crack the national rankings for the second straight season. After picking up wins against five mid-major programs, they get their first real test of the young season when they face the Wildcats. "We're going to have to man up tomorrow because we're going to see intense man-to-man pressure right in your grill," coach Ben Howland said.

Tulane: The Green Wave - who forced 21 turnovers in two previous games - made things messy in this one, with 25 takeaways that led to 22 points. But they had no answers when Mississippi State created shots, allowing the Bulldogs to shoot 68% in the final 20 minutes.

UP NEXT

Mississippi State: Plays No. 17 Villanova on Friday in one semifinal.

Tulane: Faces Middle Tennessee on Friday in a consolation game.

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Leaders

Mississippi State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Molinar 21 0 5 2 0 0
R. Perry 18 0 2 5 2 0
Tulane PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Thomas 0 0 0 1 0 0
C. Thompson 12 0 2 1 1 0

Team Comparison

MisSt Tul
Points For 80 66
Field Goals 26/43-60% 23/59-39%
Three Pointers 11/20-55% 9/25-36%
Free Throws 17/21-81% 11/12-92%
Offensive Rebounds 10 6
Defensive Rebounds 31 10
Rebounds 43 18
Blocks 3 1
Steals 6 14
Turnovers 25 11
Personal Fouls 15 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
Thu Nov 21 MisSt 80 @ Tul 66 A. Ado 2 B. Koka 2

Game Information

Stadium: HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina
Attendance: 0
Game Time: