2012–13 Mississippi State Bulldogs basketball team

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2012–13 Mississippi State Bulldogs men's basketball
Mississippi State Bulldogs logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
2012–13 record 10–22 (4–14 SEC)
Head coach Rick Ray (1st season)
Assistant coach George Brooks
Assistant coach Wes Flanigan
Assistant coach Chris Hollender
Home arena Humphrey Coliseum
Seasons
2012–13 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Florida 14 4   .778     29 8   .784
Ole Miss 12 6   .667     27 9   .750
Alabama 12 6   .667     23 13   .639
Kentucky 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Missouri 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Tennessee 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
Arkansas 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
LSU 9 9   .500     19 12   .613
Georgia 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Vanderbilt 8 10   .444     16 17   .485
Texas A&M 7 11   .389     18 15   .545
South Carolina 4 14   .222     14 18   .438
Mississippi State 4 14   .222     10 22   .313
Auburn 3 15   .167     9 23   .281
2013 SEC Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Mississippi State Bulldogs men's basketball team represent Mississippi State University in the 2012–13 college basketball season. The team's head coach is Rick Ray, in his first season at Mississippi State and overall. The team plays their home games at the Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Mississippi as a member of the Southeastern Conference.

Pre-season[edit]

The Bulldogs posted a record of 21–12 (8-8 SEC) in the 2011–12 season and finished sixth in the SEC standings. The Bulldogs lost all five starters and four other lettermen off of the previous team as well as replaced head coach Rick Stansbury after his thirteenth season.

Roster[edit]

2012–13 Mississippi State Bulldogs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Steele, JalenJalen Steele 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Jr Knoxville, Tennessee
G 1 Thomas, FredFred Thomas 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Jackson, Mississippi
G 2 Applewhite, AndreAndre Applewhite Injured Current redshirt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Fr Memphis, Tennessee
F 3 Borchert, ColinColin Borchert 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 231 lb (105 kg) Jr Phoenix, Arizona
G 4 Bloodman, TrivanteTrivante Bloodman 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) So Bronx, New York
C 5 Lewis, WendellWendell Lewis Injured Current redshirt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 253 lb (115 kg) Sr Selma, Alabama
G 11 Davis, JacobyJacoby Davis Injured Current redshirt 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Fr Charlotte, North Carolina
G 15 Price, BaxterBaxter Price (W) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 156 lb (71 kg) Sr Brandon, Mississippi
F 20 Ware, GavinGavin Ware 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Fr Starkville, Mississippi
G 24 Cunningham, TysonTyson Cunningham (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Jr Columbus, Mississippi
F 25 Johnson, RoquezRoquez Johnson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Montgomery, Alabama
G 32 Sword, CraigCraig Sword 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Fr Montgomery, Alabama
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2012-09-19

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov. 4, 2012*
3:00 p.m.
William Carey W 80–74 
 17  Steele   8  Borchert   3  Tied  Humphrey Coliseum (1,472)
Starkville, Mississippi
Non-Conference Regular Season
Nov. 9, 2012*
7:00 p.m.
at Troy L 53–56  0–1
 16  Steele   7  Tied   1  Tied  Trojan Arena (5,120)
Troy, Alabama
Nov. 13, 2012*
7:00 p.m.
Florida Atlantic
Maui Invitational Tournament
W 78–58  1–1
 17  Johnson   5  Tied   7  Bloodman  Humphrey Coliseum (6,140)
Starkville, Mississippi
Nov. 19, 2012*
5:00 p.m., ESPN2
vs. No. 9 North Carolina
Maui Invitational Tournament
L 49–95  1–2
 12  Johnson   9  Ware   3  Bloodman  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov. 20, 2012*
2:30 p.m., ESPN2
vs. Marquette
Maui Invitational Tournament
L 62–89  1–3
 17  Thomas   8  Johnson   2  Tied  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov. 21, 2012*
2:30 p.m., ESPNU
vs. Texas
Maui Invitational Tournament
L 55–69  1–4
 18  Johnson   7  Ware   4  Thomas  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov. 27, 2012*
7:00 p.m.
Alcorn State W 60–42  2–4
 14  Tied   12  Ware   2  Tied  Humphrey Coliseum (6,101)
Starkville, Mississippi
Dec. 1, 2012*
12:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Providence
SEC–Big East Challenge
L 63–73  2–5
 16  Lewis   11  Lewis   4  Bloodman  Dunkin' Donuts Center (6,156)
Providence, Rhode Island
Dec. 4, 2012*
7:00 p.m.
UTSA W 53–42  3–5
 20  Lewis   10  Borchert   5  Bloodman  Humphrey Coliseum (6,021)
Starkville, Mississippi
Dec. 15, 2012*
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Loyola–Chicago L 51–59  3–6
 14  Thomas   5  Tied   2  Sword  Joseph J. Gentile Arena (3,321)
Chicago
Dec. 22, 2012*
2:00 p.m.
vs. Central Arkansas W 79–72  4–6
 22  Ware   13  Ware   3  Tied  Mississippi Coliseum (2,217)
Jackson, Mississippi
Dec. 30, 2012*
3:00 p.m., ESPN3
Alabama A&M L 57–59  4–7
 14  Sword   11  Ware   3  Thomas  Humphrey Coliseum (7,526)
Starkville, Mississippi
Jan. 3, 2013*
6:00 p.m., ESPN3
New Orleans W 97–46  5–7
 17  Borchert   8  Tied   5  Bloodman  Humphrey Coliseum (6,028)
Starkville, Mississippi
SEC Regular Season
Jan. 9, 2013
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
South Carolina W 56–54  6–7 (1–0)
 18  Sword   6  Borchert   2  Tied  Humphrey Coliseum (6,034)
Starkville, Mississippi
Jan. 12, 2013
12:45 p.m., SECN/ESPN3
at Georgia W 72–61  7–7 (2–0)
 21  Steele   7  Steele   5  Bloodman  Stegeman Coliseum (5,891)
Athens, Georgia
Jan. 16, 2013
8:00 p.m., CSS/ESPN3
Alabama L 43–75  7–8 (2–1)
 10  Thomas   5  Tied   2  Tied  Humphrey Coliseum (7,182)
Starkville, Mississippi
Jan. 19, 2013
3:00 p.m., SECN/ESPN3
at Tennessee L 57–72  7–9 (2–2)
 15  Steele   9  Ware   3  Tied  Thompson–Boling Arena (17,584)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Jan. 23, 2013
8:00 p.m., CSS/ESPN3
at Arkansas L 70–96  7–10 (2–3)
 17  Thomas   8  Ware   2  Tied  Bud Walton Arena (12,806)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Jan. 26, 2013
7:00 p.m., FSN/ESPN2
No. 8 Florida L 47–82  7–11 (2–4)
 19  Thomas   4  Steele, Johnson   3  Sword  Humphrey Coliseum (7,696)
Starkville, Mississippi
Jan. 30, 2013
8:00 p.m., ESPN3
Texas A&M L 49–55 OT 7–12 (2–5)
 14  Ware   5  Borchert   2  Borchert, Steele, Bloodman  Humphrey Coliseum (6,858)
Starkville, Mississippi
Feb. 2, 2013
4:30 p.m., FSN/ESPN3
LSU L 68–69  7–13 (2–6)
 14  Ware   7  Ware   3  Bloodman  Humphrey Coliseum (7,667)
Starkville, Mississippi
Feb. 6, 2013
8:00 p.m., CSS/ESPN3
at Ole Miss L 75–93  7–14 (2–7)
 17  Sword   7  Ware   5  Bloodman  Tad Smith Coliseum (8,299)
Oxford, Mississippi
Feb. 9, 2013
4:00 p.m., FSN/ESPN3
at #2 Florida L 58–83  7–15 (2–8)
 16  Ware   8  Sword   5  Sword  O'Connell Center (12,444)
Gainesville, Florida
Feb. 13, 2013
7:00 p.m., SECN/ESPN3
Missouri L 36–78  7–16 (2–9)
 13  Bloodman   5  Borchert, Ware   2  Thomas  Humphrey Coliseum (6,007)
Starkville, Mississippi
Feb. 16, 2013
4:00 p.m., ESPNU
at LSU L 68–80  7–17 (2–10)
 25  Sword   7  Ware   4  Sword  Maravich Center (9,720)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Feb. 20, 2013
7:00 p.m., SECN/ESPN3
at Alabama L 56–64  7–18 (2–11)
 15  Steele   9  Borchert   2  Thomas, Cunningham  Coleman Coliseum (10,682)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Feb. 23, 2013
12:45 p.m., SECN/ESPN3
Vanderbilt L 31–72  7–19 (2–12)
 9  Steele   3  Borchert, Thomas   2  Sword  Humphrey Coliseum (6,442)
Starkville, Mississippi
Feb. 27, 2013
7:00 p.m., SECN/ESPN3
at Kentucky L 55–85  7–20 (2–13)
 13  Thomas   6  Ware, Thomas   2  Sword, Steele  Rupp Arena (24,023)
Lexington, Kentucky
Mar. 2, 2013
4:00 p.m., SECN/ESPN3
Ole Miss W 73–67  8–20 (3–13)
 21  Borchert   7  Borchert   9  Sword  Humphrey Coliseum (8,140)
Starkville, Mississippi
Mar. 6, 2013
6:00 p.m., ESPN3
at South Carolina L 72–79  8–21 (3–14)
 20  Sword   6  Cunningham   4  Thomas, Bloodman  Colonial Life Arena (7,860)
Columbia, South Carolina
Mar. 9, 2013
4:30 p.m., FSN/ESPN3
Auburn W 74–71 OT 9–21 (4–14)
 20  Borchert   13  Borchert   6  Sword  Humphrey Coliseum (6,250)
Starkville, Mississippi
2013 SEC Tournament
March 13, 2013
6:30 pm, SECN/ESPN3
vs. South Carolina
SEC Tournament First Round
W 70–59  10–21
 21  Thomas   8  Borchert, Johnson   4  Sword  Bridgestone Arena (7,879)
Nashville, Tennessee
March 14, 2013
2:38 pm, SECN/ESPN3
vs. Tennessee
Second Round
L 53–69  10–22
 19  Sword   7  Ware, Bloodman   2  Borchert, Sword, Johnson  Bridgestone Arena (10,065)
Nashville, Tennessee
*Non-Conference Game. Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time. (#) Number seeded with region.

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