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Gameday Capsule: Florida A&M at MSU

 

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Florida A&M (0-3) at Mississippi State (1-0) 

 

FLORIDA A&M TO DATE: Lost to Grand Canyon 67-51, Lost to UNLV 108-66 and lost to No. 11 Miami 90-59 on Thursday. 

 

FLORIDA A&M PROJECTED STARTERS 

 

**G 4 Elijah Mayes, Sr., 6'0", 175: 1.3 ppg, only seven minutes in last game 

 

SG 22 Marcus Barham, Sr., 6'5", 185: 14.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1 apg, 36.3% 3-point shooter 

 

G 20 Brendon Myles, Soph., 6'4", 195: 2 ppg, has not attempted a 3-pointer this season 

 

F 0 Desmond Williams, Sr., 6'6", 205: 14.6 ppg, 6 rpg, 3 assists against Miami, 1.3 steals per game 

 

C 34 Isaiah Martin, Jr., 7'0", 210: 10.6 ppg, 7 rpg, 7 blocks in 3 games 

 

**This is weird because he's started every game but there are two guys coming off the bench that average more minutes than he does 

 

MISSISSIPPI STATE PROJECTED STARTERS 

 

G 0 Nick Weatherspoon, Fr., 6'2", 195: 11 ppg, 3 rpg, 3 apg 

 

G 1 Lamar Peters, Soph., 6'0", 185: 7 ppg, 4 rpg, 7 apg 

 

G 11 Quinndary Weatherspoon, Jr., 6'4", 205: 17 ppg, 8 rpg, 1 apg, 88.9 FG% 

 

G 3 Xavian Stapleton, Jr. 6'6", 210: Did not score, had one rebound and two steals after being injured five minutes into the season opener 

 

C 45 E.J. Datcher, Soph., 6'10", 240: 11 ppg, 4 rpg, 9-9 from the free throw line in his first career start in the season opener 

 

NOTES AND NUMBERS: MSU is 3-0 against Florida A&M in program history and 8-0 against the current members of the MEAC...Before the loss to Miami, Marcus Barham and Kamron Reaves combined for 20 of FAMU's 33 3-point attempts...FAMU probably won't be intimidated by playing on the road in a Power 5 conference gym: it's already done so once this year, did it once last year and will do it again before this year's non-conference schedule is over...In looking at KenPom's numbers, Florida A&M has been bad from an efficiency standpoint both offensively and defensively, but the tempo has been around the national average, while MSU is among the top 30 percent nationally in tempo, so hopefully we'll get some spurts of up-and-down basketball out of this. 

 

Follow Dispatch sports writer Brett Hudson on Twitter @Brett_Hudson

 

 

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