NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mississippi State planted the seeds for its faculty file of 19 made Three-pointers with some laborious paintings over the summer time.

“Our guys, I am telling you at the moment, I have by no means had a staff jointly paintings tougher at capturing than our guys did this ultimate offseason,” trainer Ben Howland mentioned.

Lamar Peters scored 28 issues and was once eight of 11 from past the arc, main No. 22 Mississippi State to a wire-to-wire 82-71 win over Clemson within the By no means Disregard Tribute Vintage on Saturday.

Quinndary Weatherspoon added 20 issues and Aric Holman scored 16 for Mississippi State, which shot 63 p.c from Three-point differ.

Clemson (6-Three) were given 23 issues from Aamir Simms and 18 issues from Elijah Thomas. The Tigers had been with out their main scorer, Marcquis Reed, who averages 19.four issues according to sport. He suffered a knee sprain within the ultimate minute of Clemson’s earlier sport in opposition to Saint Peter’s on Tuesday.

Weatherspoon’s Three-pointer from the highest of the important thing put Mississippi State forward 74-60 with 6:13 final, capping a Nine-Zero run. Clemson didn’t get nearer than 8 issues the remainder of the way in which after last inside of 5 issues a couple of instances previous in the second one part.

“They in point of fact had been packing it in lately. We had been anticipating that,” Howland mentioned. “They had been taking a look at our Three-point share (32 p.c) this season, they usually concept, ‘We are going to play off them and pack it in.’ And that’s the reason what they did. They had been going beneath and round ball displays. You are taking what the protection provides you with. Principally, what the protection was once giving us lately had been 3s.”

The long-range capturing was once a marvel to Clemson trainer Brad Brownell.

“Clearly, we knew Peters had an ideal night time the opposite night time, however he was once capturing poorly going into that. Now that it is two video games in a row, it is like, ‘Holy cow,'” Brownell mentioned. “Everyone who is going to look it after those two goes to comprehend, wow, this man can in point of fact shoot it.

“We knew Weatherspoon was once higher than his stats as smartly, and he made 4. Holman, we concept was once streaky, and this was once a kind of nights the place he was once on.”

The Bulldogs shot 56 p.c (10 of 18) from Three-point differ within the first part to take a 42-34 lead. They led by way of as many 19 issues within the part.


Mississippi State attached on 19 of its 30 Three-pointers.

Clemson suffered its worst lack of the season. It had misplaced to Creighton and Nebraska by way of a mixed 8 issues.


The Bulldogs are off till subsequent Saturday after they host Wofford.

Clemson has every week off sooner than it hosts Cincinnati subsequent Saturday.


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