MSU just 2 of 11 from the field, Southwest is 5-8.
Southwest isn't guarding Hanks, and he's missed twice from 3. He made big shot vs. Augustana on Saturday, and he'll need to make one to keep Mustangs honest.
7 straight for Southwest, leads 14-6, 12:40.
O'Brien has 5 of MSU's 10 points.
Monaghan to the bench, Pope in. Wouldn't expect Monaghan to sit for long.
Marei's first basket, MSU within 16-14, 9:55
MSU will get to national tournament, needs to win this event to host regional.
Wooten three-point play, Southwest leads 20-17, 8:10
Giddings with 14 so far, Southwest leads 24-21, 5:15
Wooten and Monaghan with baskets, MSU down 24-23 with 4:55 to play in first half.
Five straight for Mustangs, lead 33-27, 1:32 left in half.
O'Brien, Wooten eachs cored 9 for MSU, shooting 34.4 percent. Giddings had 14 for Mustangs, who shot 52.0 percent. MSU with 8 offensive rebounds, plus-4 in rebounding.
Nice, not quiet. Kids have skills.
MSU will need to start second half well. Can't get farther behind. Southwest is tough to to come back against.
MSU will need someone to make some 3s, need to open the lane a bit.
You kind of missed on that 34-27 halftime score.
Don't think reserves will get many minutes in second half. Nobody with 2 fouls, well officiated.
Marei with two inside baskets, all tied at 33.
Wish there were hundreds.
Adler 3, MSU up 38-37, 17:05. MSU working offensive boards hard.
Adler another 3, badly needed for MSU.
Southwest now getting to offensive boards, prolonging possessions.
Timeout Southwest, MSU up 41-39, 14:53. Just missed chance to stretch lead.
Southwest had only 1 offensive rebound in first half, at least 3 so far this half
MSU 5-9 shooting this half, Southwest 3-11
Monaghan will probably say pass, but airball 3 goes right to Wooten for putback.