Miss State is on the board first with a basket followed by a free throw, and Davion Mintz hits a 3 pointer to tie things up. Miss State will answer with a basket to take back the lead, Davion Mintz with a basket to tie things up again. Dontaie Allen with a 3 pointer but Miss State leads by eight about halfway through the first half. Olivier Sarr drains a 3 pointer but Miss State answers with a dunk and makes both of their free throws. Keion Brooks with a jump shot as Kentucky tries to cut the Bulldogs lead here in the first. Keion Brooks makes another jump shot, Miss State answers, and Terrance Clarke makes a layup. Miss State with a layup and free throw, and another layup to lead by 10, Davion Mintz makes a jump shot and Miss State makes back to back baskets. Keion Brooks goes to the line; he makes both of them, Miss State answer with a 3 pointer. Lance Ware makes one of two free throws, Miss State answers with a layup. Davion Mintz drains a 3 pointer; Miss State makes one of two free throws. Keion Brooks makes a layup, Miss State answers with a basket and dunk. Mississippi State will take a 44-30 lead into halftime.