Friday, November 14, 2014

Basketball: Cats fall at MSU

In the first meeting between Mississippi State and Western Carolina on the basketball court, the Bulldogs took home a 66-56 victory on the strength of their free throw shooting, hitting 28 shots out of 37 attempts, while the Cats only went to the charity stripe for 10 attempts, hitting five.

As lopsided as the difference was between the two teams being sent to the charity stripe, the number of personal fouls against the two teams were fairly close. The Cats were whistled for a foul 22 times, while MSU was called for 18 personal fouls.  It seems the Cats were whistled every time the Bulldogs took the ball inside, while the zebras' whistles were noticeably quite when the Cats made those same drives, However, I'm sure that was just some strange type of coincidence.

James Sinclair led all scorers with 20 points, followed by Rhett Harrlson with 14 points and Mike Brown added 11. For MSU, Roquez Johnson put up 16 points to lead the Bulldogs.  The Bulldogs led by a single point at the half, 31-30.

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