MSU men's BB home opener tonight vs. Waldorf
MSU went 2-1 at Disney tournament, played 3 good teams. Waldorf is not in that class.
Few more students in the house tonight.
Looks like 3 MSU players won't go tonight: Moten (back), Brown (thigh) and Busack (coach decision). Look for former WEM pt. guard Pope to gert some PT tonight.
Waldorf is coach by former MSU assistant Nigel Jenkins. Apparently he left here with some bad blood.
Just watching MSU warm up, you can see the athleticism.
Pretty good crowd, considering opponent. Maybe the community has started to recognize.
MSU opens game with 7-0 run
Marei just landed awkwardly. He's down, looking like he's in pain. His ankle or knee kind of buckled.
Marei getting helped off the court. Margenthaler under one shoulder, if that tells you how important Marei is to this team.
Looks like an ankle injury for Marei
Marei injury has taken much of the excitement out of the crowd.
Waldorf takes advantage with 9 straight points, leads 9-7 with 15:23. Settling for too many jump shots.
Monaghan drive ends a 14-point run by Waldorf, which leads 14-11 at 13:11.
Grant Pope making MSU debut. Redshirt freshman.
Waldorf gets 2 off rebounds in that possession. Margenthaler flips out with timeout.
Addler with second bucket, game tied at 24 with 7:00 1st half.
Monaghan with 8 points in 10-0 run, MSU up 30-24 with 4:30
It's great. More student than you see in regular season. Lots of energy.
Monaghan is hot riht now, has 16 points, 14 in last 5 minutes.
Waldor ends 14-0 run, MSU up 34-24
MSU shooting 38.7 percent, 2 of 16 from 3-point range, 8-10 FTs. Waldorf 39.3 percent, 2-14 on 3s, 2-4 FTs. Waldorf plus-1 rebounding.
Romashko in for Marei, makes dunk and 3-pointer, MSU up 41-28 at 18:24.
O'Brien gets third foul, back to the bench.
Another call like the last, and it could.
Hanks hits 3, MSU 2 for 2 this half, 4-18 for the game.
Nelson gets third foul for Waldorf. He's been effective inside. Stays in the game.
Nelson just picks up fourth foul, that hurts Waldorf. MSU up 48-33, 16:00
Timeout, Romashko with FT coming for 3-point play. MSU getting more shots inside, lead 52-35, 14:09.
I'm guessing `talk' might not quite convey the intensity of the conversation.
MSU has made 7 of 11 shots this half.
Students needs 5 more 3-pointers for free pancackes, a surprisingly effective marketing campaign that's new.
7th 3-pointer, 3 more for pancacks.
Makes. If it was attempts, that'd be too easy
Students got the pancakes at the women's game Tuesday.
MSU has 30-13 scoring advantage in this half, shooting 61.1 percent, plus-3 rebounding.
Monaghan has 22 pts, 6 assists
O'Brien just got 4th foul, back to bench, never got into game tonight.
Addler with consecutive 3s, has some Luke Anderson to his game.
Nelson just fouled out for Waldorf, hurt by fouls in second half.
MSU shot 53.2 percent, 67.7 percent in second half. Three assists in first half, 19 assists in second half. Monaghan with 22 points, seven assists. Addler with 21 points, five 3-pointers. MSU was plus-10 in rebounding, plus-11 in second half.
Thanks for following tonight. No live chat for Sunday's game but will be back after that.