Mississippi State Wins The Battle of the Bulldogs, Throttles Georgia 91-59

A week ago, Mississippi State saw LSU’s Skylar Mays hit a buzzer beater to drop the Bulldogs to 0-3 in the SEC. Seven days later, State seems to have completely shaken off that slow start, as they dominated Georgia from the opening tip until the final whistle, finally ending the game with a 91-59 victory over the Bulldogs from the East. State was led by Reggie Perry, who tallied his 10th double double of the season with 22 points and 12 rebounds. State shot 77.5% from inside the three point line, and put four scorers in double figures, Tyson Carter (18 points), Robert Woodard (17), and Nick Weatherspoon (12). MSU outrebounded Georgia by 18, had 21 assists to 10 turnovers, and only allowed UGA to shoot 39.3%.

DOUBLE DOUBLE DOMINATION

Reggie Perry continues to dominate down low, making Saturday his fourth game in the last five where he’s tallied 20 or more points. Georgia’s defense switched continuously, allowing Perry to find some mismatches and some easy buckets. When he was pressured, Perry showed great vision out of the post, racking up 6 assists. On a night where highly touted NBA Draft prospect Anthony Edwards struggled, it was Perry who looked like the future star at the next level.

SLUMPING NO MORE

Tyson Carter came into the week in a huge shooting slump. He leaves it bouncing off back to back double digit scoring games, racking up 18 points on 6-11 shooting, including four 3 pointers, against Georgia. It’s pretty obvious at this point, this Bulldog team goes as its senior sharpshooter goes. Carter was 6-33 in the Bulldog three game losing streak, he’s 12-23 in the last two.

WHAT’S NEXT?

Arkansas will head to The Hump looking to rebound after a tough loss to Kentucky. The Razorbacks are 14-3 on the year under new coach Eric Musselman, and will provide a stiff test to the Bulldogs on Wednesday night. Tipoff is set for 6 PM in Starkville.

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