Mississippi State vs. Arkansas: Recap and Stats

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Mississippi State vs. Arkansas: Recap and Stats
Mississippi State 70
(7-10, 1-7 away)
Arkansas 96
(12-6, 12-3 home)
Venue: Bud Walton Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Mississippi State 32 38 70
Arkansas 42 54 96
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi State R Johnson 10 G Ware 7 T Bloodman 2
Arkansas B Young 16 M Powell 5 B Young 4

Arkansas punished Mississippi State 96-70 in SEC action on a night when they won the turnover battle 29-13. Marshawn Powell had a big game for the Razorbacks and put up a team-high 17 points and two rebounds. B.J. Young also had a great outing, scoring 13 points and adding three assists. For the Bulldogs, Gavin Ware got 11 points and eight rebounds. Arkansas (12-6, 3-2 SEC) takes on South Carolina (11-7, 1-4 SEC) on Saturday, January 26th on the road.

Arkansas Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 5:39 left to go.
  • Arkansas started 12-6 during the 2010, 2006, and 2000 seasons (since 1996).
  • Arkansas beat the spread by 11.0 points. That makes the 4th time this season the Razorbacks have beaten the spread.
  • This was the 7th blowout win this season (a win by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, Arkansas has been on the winning end of 33 blowout games.
  • The Razorbacks have won 100% of the time this season (4-0) after recording 33 or more field goals made.
  • Arkansas has won 100% of the time this season (6-0) when its field goal percentage has been 49.3% or better.
  • Arkansas has won 75% of the time this season (6-2) after committing 13 or fewer turnovers.
  • Arkansas has won 100% of the time this season (9-0) when opponents record 36 or fewer rebounds.
  • Arkansas has won 78% of the time this season (7-2) after holding an opponent to under 40.7% field goal percentage.
  • The Razorbacks set season highs for assists and blocks.
  • Our 27 assists is the 18th best among all NCAA games this season.
  • Our 11 blocks is the 7th best among all NCAA games this season.
  • The last time Arkansas recorded at least 11 blocks was Dec 30, 2011 against Texas Southern.
  • This is the 12th game at home this season--Arkansas has a 19.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The bench recorded more points (60) than the starters (36).
  • Marshawn Powell has led the team in scoring in 9 out of 18 games this season.
  • Hunter Mickelson has led the team in rebounding in 6 out of 18 games this season.
  • Marshawn Powell has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • B.J. Young has 9 straight double-digit point games.

Mississippi State Game Notes

  • Mississippi State lost and did not cover the spread.
  • This was the 4th blowout loss this season (a loss by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, MState has been on the losing end of 10 blowout games.
  • This loss extended the Bulldogs losing streak to 3 games.
  • Fred Thomas has led the team in scoring 5 times in 17 games this season.
  • Gavin Ware has led the team in rebounding 12 times in 17 games this season.
  • Fred Thomas has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Colin Borchert.
MState PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AGavin Ware291182200
BT. Cunningham19932002
B-Fred Thomas241721126
B-Craig Sword211062209
CRoquez Johnson28950004
CColin Borchert22632003
C-Jalen Steele31520011
D+T. Bloodman24312003
ARK PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMarshawn Powell191722122
AB.J. Young171323010
AJ. Williams111021100
ACoty Clarke191340020
ARickey Scott15644101
AH. Mickelson17461131
AMardracus Wade17503521
AFred Gulley19505200
B+Rashad Madden21453211
BAnthlon Bell8901001
B-Kikko Haydar16342001
CMichael Qualls13520103
-D. Wagner4002000

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