GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Louisville 72, Mississippi State 58

Associated Press

NASSAU, Bahamas - Samuell Williamson scored a season-high 15 points, Dre Davis scored 12 and Louisville cruised to a 72-58 win over Mississippi State at the Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas Championship.

Jae'Lyn Wither added 11 points for Louisville (4-1) and Malik Williams finished with eight points and 10 rebounds.

The Cardinals play Maryland in Saturday's championship game.

Williamson scored 10 straight points for Louisville during a 21-5 run that made it 29-12 when Dre Davis made a layup to cap the spurt with 4:55 left in the first half. Davis added two free throws and a 3-pointer before Noah Locke made a jumper to give the Cardinals a 20-point lead with 3:21 left in the first half.

Iverson Molinar led Mississippi State (4-1) with 17 points and Tolu Smith scored 10.

Locke, who went into the game averaging a team-high 16.0 points this season and needing just three points to reach 1,000 in his career, finished with two points on 1-of-9 shooting. The senior transfer scored 933 points in three seasons at Florida.

The Bulldogs, went into the game shooting 52% from the field and 45.7% from 3-point range this season, made 20 of 60 from the field and just 1 of 15 from behind the arc.


Louisville
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Williams F 23 4-8 0-1 0-2 2-10 0 0 0 3 3 8
J. Withers F 20 4-6 1-2 2-4 0-3 0 0 1 2 4 11
D. Davis F 17 4-8 2-2 2-5 3-7 2 0 0 2 1 12
J. West G 27 1-6 1-1 0-2 1-3 3 0 1 4 2 3
N. Locke G 25 1-9 0-0 0-3 0-3 1 0 0 1 1 2
S. Williamson   26 7-12 1-4 0-0 2-6 0 0 0 1 1 15
M. Cross   17 0-3 0-0 0-2 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Ellis   15 1-6 2-4 1-2 0-1 2 0 1 1 0 5
M. Faulkner   13 2-2 1-2 2-2 1-3 1 0 1 0 3 7
R. Wheeler   10 0-0 4-4 0-0 1-3 0 0 1 0 3 4
S. Curry   7 2-3 1-2 0-0 1-3 1 0 0 0 3 5
Totals   200 26-63
(.413)
13-22
(.591)
7-22
(.318)
15-47 10 0 5 15 21 72


Mississippi State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
G. Brooks F 32 4-12 0-0 0-5 0-4 0 0 0 0 2 8
T. Smith F 21 4-5 2-4 0-0 2-7 0 0 0 2 3 10
D. Jeffries F 19 1-5 2-2 0-1 0-3 1 2 1 0 2 4
I. Molinar G 31 5-16 6-7 1-3 1-4 2 0 3 1 3 17
S. Moore G 29 4-13 1-2 0-4 0-5 1 0 3 1 1 9
C. Matthews   20 1-2 2-2 0-1 4-7 1 1 0 3 2 4
A. Garcia   18 0-3 1-2 0-0 1-2 1 2 1 0 1 1
R. Watts   18 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 3 2 2
J. Davis   10 0-2 3-4 0-0 1-3 0 1 0 0 2 3
C. Carter   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals   200 20-60
(.333)
17-23
(.739)
1-15
(.067)
10-38 7 6 9 11 19 58
Officials: Ron Grover, Olandis Poole, Tommy Morrissey




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