Poor Shooting Plagues Warhawks In Loss

The MSU Bulldogs put together a strong defensive performance blocking 12 Warhawk shots and found success beyond three point range to run away with this one 78 to 49.

The state of Mississippi has been rough on ULM athletics the last couple of days. Just two days after the Warhawk football team was defeated 59-0 by the Ole Miss Rebels, the basketball team was routed by the Mississippi State Bulldogs by 29 points, 78-49.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead and never looked back as they took into the break with a 35-24 lead. ULM was able to keep it close with 16 first half offensive rebounds and keeping their turnovers to a minimum. Poor shooting however would be a theme for the Warhawks all night. ULM shot just 23% in the first half on 10/43 shooting, 3/11 from beyond three point land.

On the flip side of that MSU (2-0) shot 12/25 for 48% with an impressive 7/14 (50%) from 3 point range. The Bulldogs finished 28/56 (50%) and 9/21 for 42% from three point land. MSU was led by Barry Stewart with 17 points followed by 14 from Dee Bost. Bulldog big man Jarvis Varnado continued his block party swatting 9 ULM shots. He finished with just 2 points but pulled down 11 rebounds.

Jarvis Hill was a bright spot for the Warhawks scoring a team high 19 points on 8/17 shooting. Senior Tony Hooper contributed 14 points but did so on 5/16 shooting. Warhawk big man Rudy Turner got into foul trouble early and finished with just 2 points.

ULM (1-1) finished the night shooting a dismal 28% from the floor on 20/69 shooting and 4/21 from 3 point range (19%). Free throw shooting was a troublesome issue for ULM as well as they only converted 5 of 14 from the charity stripe.

ULM returns home for a Thursday night match up with in state opponent McNeese State.

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