NCAAB Game Recap - Kansas State at Mississippi State
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:30 AM EST

E KY
67
Lou
99
F
UMKC
57
Kansas
98
F
Oreg
71
Mich
70
F(OT)
Gonz
84
Ariz
80
F
GaTec
53
KY
67
F
StLou
61
Aub
67
F
Mem
51
Tenn
47
F
Drake
47
Dayt
78
F
MSU
72
Oakl
49
F
South
41
Butl
66
F
Del
70
Vill
78
F
Seton
48
Rut
68
F
Xav
78
Wake
80
F
KansSt
61
MisSt
67
F
IPFW
65
IUPUI
74
F
App
81
How
59
F
Syr
79
GTown
89
F
Princ
80
FaDi
65
F
Dart
76
Boston
78
F
(N/A)
60
Elon
91
F
Tuls
79
Ark
98
F
Nich
57
WVU
83
F
NJIT
71
StFNY
73
F
TN-M
72
UNCA
91
F
(N/A)
79
Jacksn
93
F
IL-C
65
DeP
86
F
HolyC
72
Canis
80
F
CenMI
76
Tex
87
F
LIU
74
Rider
89
F
Duques
71
Radf
49
F
Alab
71
PSU
73
F
AlaAM
74
Mia-FL
88
F
Morg
68
LaSal
85
F
Merrim
63
Hartfo
71
F
NCC
71
CoCar
91
F
Army
89
Buff
76
F
UCLA
61
ND
75
F
Lamar
50
TCU
79
F
AF
79
Denv
75
F
NFla
72
SoMis
69
F
MidTN
64
Miss
82
F
Toled
80
Detr
72
F
Web
49
Utah
60
F
UCSB
61
S UT
62
F
(N/A)
50
StBon
75
F
HiPt
64
FlAtl
81
F
Campbl
67
ECU
79
F
Mayv
60
SDak
96
F
Sac
58
SCla
60
F
USF
91
CS-Ful
69
F
ULLa
59
LaTec
77
F
Charl
71
Rich
78
F
Winth
73
Furm
80
F
ArkPB
46
OrSt
80
F
AlSt
57
Bois
100
F
Okla
75
WichSt
80
F
OlDom
55
Ill
69
F
Stan
78
SJSU
58
F
CSBak
70
Ida
76
F(OT)
NMSt
62
NM
69
F
Evans
72
WIGB
62
F
Niag
80
Albany
84
F
W MI
59
Manh
58
F
Colg
67
Cin
66
F
WilBa
59
NOrl
103
F
(N/A)
54
Gram
82
F
CenAR
79
Pepp
92
F
BYU
68
UtSt
64
F
UGA
59
AzSt
79
F
E IL
75
WIMil
68
F
Lib
61
Vand
56
F
HBU
84
Rice
96
F
(N/A)
57
Oral
69
F
Stony
78
Prov
82
F
(N/A)
63
UAB
75
F
N CO
74
Wyo
53
F
ULMo
59
SFA
66
F
NoAZ
79
UtVal
73
F
Fres
62
CAPoly
37
F
BethC
68
CBU
87
F
UCDav
54
USD
58
F
(N/A)
63
UCIrv
120
F
StMar
89
Cal
77
F

Dec 14, 2019, 11:30 AM EST

Final

1

2

T

Kansas State (6-4)

32

29

61

Mississippi State (7-2)

32

35

67

Carter leads Mississippi State 67-61 over Kansas State
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:37 PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) With its top scorer being held in check, Mississippi State turned to its secondary players to record a 67-61 win over Kansas State on Saturday in the first game of the Never Forget Tribute Classic

Tyson Carter scored 14 points, but struggled with his shot, making only 3 of 13 from the floor. However, the senior guard was 7 of 10 from the line for the Bulldogs (7-2).

Abdul Ado, who entered the game averaging just 3.8 points for Mississippi State, scored a season-high 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Robert Woodard II scored 12 with 10 rebounds and D.J. Stewart Jr. added 10 points for the Bulldogs.

"If you told me we were going to win the game with Tyson (Carter) and (guard) Reggie (Perry) going 5 for 27 (from the floor) I would have been skeptical at best," said Mississippi State coach Ben Howland. "Our other players stepped up offensively and Tyson did a lot of tough, hard-nosed things for us today."

Cartier Diarra scored 20 points and Mike McGuirl added 14 for Kansas State (6-4).

McGuirl's tip-in with 59.4 to go drew Kansas State to within 64-61, but Carter sealed it with two free throws with 10 seconds left.

Stewart's free throw capped a 7-0 Bulldogs' run for a 62-58 lead with 2:04 to play.

Mississippi State took the lead for good 59-58 on a layup from Stewart with 3:11 left and a jumper from Carter on the next possession pushed the Bulldogs' lead to 61-58.

Carter, who carries the bulk of the Bulldog workload, averaging 33 minutes, scored five of his team's final 12 points,

"We want him (Carter) to have the ball when the game is on the line and they have to foul," Howland said.

The Bulldogs tied it at 55 on two free throws from Reggie Perry with 5:05 to play.

Mississippi State trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half.

Kansas State, which shot 6 of 11 from 3-point range in the first half, failed to connect from long distance on its seven shots in the second half. It finished 32.6% from beyond the arc for the game.

"I thought in the first half we did a decent job of moving the ball side-to-side," said Kansas State coach Bruce Weber. "In the second half maybe not quite as much."

Diarra leads the Wildcats in assists, averaging seven a game, but didn't record one in 35 minutes and he turned the ball over three times.

Kansas State was playing its first game in New Jersey since 2006. Mississippi State played in the Never Forget Tribute Classic last year.

BIG PICTURE

Kansas State: With its offense continuing to develop, Kansas State has had to rely on its defensive prowess. The Wildcats lead the Big 12 in average points allowed and defensive field goal percentage. They held Mississippi State to 40% shooting (23 of 58).

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs need to find a consistent scorer to take the pressure off guard Tyson Carter, who has led his team in scoring in five of the first eight games. He scored 14 points on Saturday on 3-of-13 shooting.

UP NEXT

Kansas State plays Saint Louis in the Wildcat Classic in Kansas City on Dec. 21.

Mississippi State hosts Radford on Dec. 18.

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Leaders

Kansas State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Love 0 0 0 1 0 0
C. Diarra 20 0 0 3 0 2
Mississippi State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
P. Oduro 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Carter 14 0 4 3 2 0

Team Comparison

KansSt MisSt
Points For 61 67
Field Goals 14/43-33% 23/58-40%
Three Pointers 6/18-33% 4/15-27%
Free Throws 27/36-75% 17/25-68%
Offensive Rebounds 9 14
Defensive Rebounds 27 22
Rebounds 38 41
Blocks 5 8
Steals 5 7
Turnovers 16 11
Personal Fouls 23 22
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 14 KansSt 61 @ MisSt 67 D. Gordon 2 K. Feazell 3

Game Information

Stadium: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Attendance: 0
Game Time: