Fau 58
MissSt 78
Date of game: 11/13/2012

Recap: Miss State vs. Fla Atlantic

Starkville, MS (Sports Network) - Roquez Johnson came off the bench to score 17 points as the Mississippi State Bulldogs downed the Florida Atlantic Owls, 78-58, at Humphrey Coliseum.

Fred Thomas tallied 16 points and five steals for Mississippi State (1-1). Craig Sword (11 points) and Gavin Ware (10 points) added to the impressive bench effort for the Bulldogs. Trivante Bloodman recorded nine points and seven assists.

For FAU (0-2), Greg Gantt scored 17 points but did so on just 6-of-16 from the field. Cavon Baker was the only other Owl in double figures with 11 points.

Mississippi State shot 53.1 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes, while FAU made just 35.7 percent of its attempts from the floor. The Bulldogs took a comfortable 43-26 lead into intermission.

The Bulldogs led by as many as 30 in the second half as it cruised to an easy victory.

Mississippi State was able to take advantage of FAU's mistakes, as it turned 27 turnovers into 31 points.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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