National Basketball Association
Mississippi State 92, Tenn-Martin 61
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 16, 2017
Where: Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi
Officials: # Tim Gattis, # Joe Lindsay, # Wil Howard
Attendance: 6709

Mississippi State's Aric Holman had his second consecutive double-double, and the Bulldogs blew out Tennessee Martin 92-61 Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Miss.

Holman had 21 points and 12 rebounds for his fifth career double-double, and Quinndary Weatherspoon also scored 21 points for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs (9-1) used 17-2 and 18-0 runs in the second half to turn a close game into a rout while rebounding from their only loss of the season at Cincinnati on Tuesday.

Nick Weatherspoon scored 11 points and made three 3-pointers, and Lamar Peters had nine points on three 3-pointers as the Bulldogs shot 50.7 percent from the field and had a 53-29 rebounding edge.

Matthew Butler had 22 points and DelFincko Bogan had 10 for UT Martin (3-8), which was within 39-33 at half by making 6 of 15 3-point attempts. Butler had three treys before the break, and Bogan had two.

Mississippi State outscored the Skyhawks 53-28 in the second half, making 21 of 31 field-goal attempts.

The Bulldogs took a 58-36 lead with their first big run of the second half, then stretched the lead to 81-50 with their second.

Mississippi State freshman Abdul Ado had six points and a career-high 12 rebounds, and reserves Eli Wright and Xavian Stapleton had nine points apiece.

UT Martin shot 36.9 percent from the field. Butler had four 3-pointers and Bogan had two.

Holman amassed 12 points and nine rebounds in the first half, and his free throw gave the Bulldogs a 39-33 lead. Peters hit all of his 3-pointers in the first half.
Top Game Performances
Tenn-Martin   Mississippi State
Matthew Butler 22 Scoring Aric Holman 21
DelFincko Bogan 3 Assists Tyson Carter 7
DelFincko Bogan 5 Rebounds Abdul Ado 12
Jailen Gill 3 Free Throws Made Quinndary Weatherspoon 8
Matthew Butler 2 Steals Quinndary Weatherspoon 4
N/A Blocks Abdul Ado 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Tenn-Martin 61 36.9 9-28 4-6 13 28 0 4 14
Mississippi State 92 50.7 11-33 13-21 21 52 5 8 12