Mississippi St. 75, Tennessee St. 65
Ravern Johnson scored a career-high 32 points to lead
Mississippi State to a 75-65 win over Tennessee State Friday
MSU was 10 of 23 from beyond the arc in their season opener –
five of those by Johnson.
TSU hit 23 of 64 shots from the field – six from beyond the
MSU led early, but needed a last-second 3-pointer to tie the
game 31-31 at half. TSU rallied for a brief lead midway through the
second half, but steady outside shooting by Johnson and the
Bulldogs eventually sealed the win.
Other than Johnson, fellow returning starter Kodi Augustus
accounted for most of MSU’s offensive production with 14 points and
Kenny Moore, Patrick Miller and Robert Covington each scored 13
points for TSU.
Renardo Sidney and Dee Bost, two projected starters for the
Bulldogs, did not play because of NCAA suspensions.