Cats are down at the half 35-31.
Mississippi State must win this game to make the NCAA tournament, and it is clearly evident today in their hustle. UK is slightly being out-played, but not by much. A few layups here and and there and we are leading.
Noticeably several times during the first 20 minutes the Cats left shooters open and MSU made the shot. Cal was not pleased heading into the locker room.
Noteables:– Cousins rode the pine a majority of the first half with 2 fouls. – Patterson leads all scorers with 9 on his 21st B-day, Bledsoe has 7. – Cousins has 0, Wall has 2, Miller has 0, and all three need to step their game up. – A promising note, Daniel Orton is playing with some authority and has 6. – Cats are shooting 48.3%, MSU 42.9% – Cats are being out-rebounded 17-16.