Records: MSU (4-1), JSU (2-5)
Play of the game: Craig Sword’s layup with 1:21 to go that gave the Bulldogs the lead for good.
Stat of the game: 20-19: The number of field goals and turnovers the Bulldogs had respectively.
Top Dawg: Craig Sword: He had the game-winning bucket for MSU and scored a team-high 12 points, all coming in the second half.
Quote of the game:
“We get punched in the mouth in the first half and then we come out and respond. I think we had some problems with that at Rutgers.” – MSU head coach Rick Ray said of why he doesn’t punch his team in the mouth before the game
Song to describe game: Hanging by a Moment by Lifehouse – The Bulldogs barely hung on and won over the SWAC opponent.
Colin Borchert, Roquez Johnson, Gavin Ware
What it means: The Bulldogs will have Thanksgiving off and will return to the court on Sunday when they host Loyola in a rematch of the 1963 Game of Change.