State defeats West Virginia 75-62, improves to 8-1

Led, as always, by the tandem of Dee Bost and Arnett Moultrie, State powered past a good West Virginia team at Humphrey Coliseum 75-62 tonight. State improves to 8-1 on the season with the win, while West Virginia falls to 4-2.

State came out of the gates strong in the first half, taking a 10 point lead halfway through the first. The Mountaineers however closed the gap, and trailed only by 2 at halftime 34-32.

State will have the week of this week for finals, and will return to the court next Saturday to face Troy at the Hump at 3pm.

Quick Notes/Thoughts/Observations:

  • Arnett Moultrie is just impressive in the post. I think Lawrence Roberts is the last post player I remember being as good as Arnett.
  • Dee Bost's play will dictate this teams success this season. As Bost goes, so does our team. And right now, Bost is going very well.
  • With Sidney and Moultrie in the paint, not much talk is thrown the way of Wendell Lewis. Wendell is playing well right now, and gives this team the Brandon Vincent-esque presence every good team needs.
  • There is no smoother shot in college basketball than Jalen Steele. There just isn't.
  • They call DeVille Smith Cadillac DeVille for a reason. He is going to be great. And okay I admit by "them" I mean me.
  • Great crowd at the Hump tonight. Good to see an early season raucous crows on campus even with no football going on.
  • Trolling West Virginia with the "S-E-C" chants at the end was dirty, but I liked it.
  • West Virginia's center Deniz Kilicli, is good, and also a terrifying man.
  • Overall, this was a good game for both teams. State just simply pulled away in the end, and West Virginia couldn't overcome their foul troubles. Good to have a quality OOC win like this in the books.

#HailState

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

You must be a member of For Whom the Cowbell Tolls to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at For Whom the Cowbell Tolls. You should read them.

Join For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

You must be a member of For Whom the Cowbell Tolls to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at For Whom the Cowbell Tolls. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker