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Mississippi State’s Youngsters Dominated to Keep MSU Undefeated in Italy

NCAA Basketball: South Carolina at Mississippi State Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Another game in Italy, another big victory for Ben Howland’s young team. Mississippi State took on the and cruised to a 96-66 blowout victory against the Adriatic Sea Tritons.

But this wasn’t a game where Quinndary Weatherspoon dominated so much. In fact, Weatherspoon’s performance was a bit of a relatively quiet one for him. After scoring 29 and 34 against teams from Lithuania, Weatherspoon only put up 12 points today. Of course, there’s no need for him to overexert himself while he’s over there. We’ve seen what he’s capable of and there’s no reason for him to push himself too hard in international competition.

So instead, it was several of the younger players that helped carry the team to the blowout victory today. Tyson Carter paced the team with 26 points while Eli Wright scored 17. Behind them were Weatherspoon’s 12 points, Lamar Peters’ 11 points, and Aric Holman’s 11 points.

Holman also showed his potential with rebounding and snagged 10 boards against the Tritons.

Mississippi State will play one more game in Italy, against the Kosovo National Team on Friday, and then they’ll be making their way back to the United States to prepare for their season in Starkville.