Scores

Final

Kennesaw St 55

(1-4, 0-1 away)

Mississippi St 78

(2-0, 2-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 14, 2013

    Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    KENN 31 2455
    MSST 35 4378

    Top Performers

    Kennesaw St: Y. Brown 15 Pts, 1 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mississippi State: F. Thomas 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mississippi State beats Kennesaw State 78-55

    Associated Press

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Fred Thomas scored 17 points in his first game of the season and Colin Borchert added 15 to help Mississippi State beat Kennesaw State 78-55 on Thursday night.

    Craig Sword had 13 points for the Bulldogs (2-0), Trivante Bloodman finished with 11, and Roquez Johnson had 10.

    Yonel Brown led Kennesaw State (1-4) with 15 points.

    Mississippi State led 35-31 at halftime despite Kennesaw State shooting 54.2 percent from the floor. The Owls hit eight of their first 10 shots of the game, but the Bulldogs took the lead for good on Thomas' free throw at the 8:33 mark of the first half.

    Mississippi State shot 47 percent and made 8 of 23 3-point attempts.

    Thomas sat out Mississippi State's first game of the season due to a one-game NCAA suspension after playing in a non-sanctioned NCAA all-star game over the summer. Thomas was 6 of 14 from the floor and 4 of 8 beyond the arc for the Bulldogs.

    Mississippi State and Kennesaw State both grabbed 33 rebounds while the Bulldogs forced 26 turnovers and had just 12 turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KENN
    MSST
    Points 55 78
    FG Made-Attempted 20-44 (.455) 28-60 (.467)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 14-25 (.560)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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