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

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Caldwell Jones, who played 14 seasons in the NBA and twice earned All-Defensive Team honors, died Sunday from a heart attack at the age of 64.

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Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux is expected to be sidelined approximately two weeks after suffering an undisclosed lower-body injury on the first day of training camp.

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