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STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Kahron Ross and Kyle Leufroy each had 18 points to lead six Lehigh players in double figures in an 87-73 win over Mississippi State on Friday night.The Mountain Hawks shot 52 percent from the field and made 11 of 26 three-pointers. Austin Price had 14 points, Tim Kempton scored 13 and Matt Holba and Pat Andree each had 11 points for the Mountain Hawks.I was worried about thus game because these guys are really good, said Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland. They picked us apart with their shooting and execution. We worked all week on doubling the post, which is something we have to do.They hurt us in transition and they did about what theyve been doing from the field. They really cut us to shreds and we attacked their zone poorly.I.J. Ready scored 19 of his 20 points in the second half for Mississippi State. Tyson Carter had 16 points for the Bulldogs (3-2) while Mario Kegler scored 12 with nine rebounds. Lamar Peters and Aric Holman added 11 and 10 points, respectively.Lehigh (2-2) used a 13-1 run midway through the first half to break it open. Mississippi State went 8:53 without a field goal during that stretch and trailed 31-20 with 2:28 left before Lehigh took a 38-29 lead at halftime.Normally we would like to establish ourselves in man-to-man defense, said Lehigh head coach Brett Reed. But Mississippi State forced us to go zone and we also had Tim Kempton in foul trouble. Fortunately, we were able to hold them to one shot we were active enough to get them out of a rhythm, offensively.Mississippi State shot 41.3 percent for the game and made 7 of 22 from beyond the arc.The Mountain Hawks led by as many as 21 in the second half.Lehigh won the battle of the boards 39-32 with Holba grabbing eight boards.Lehigh outscored Mississippi State 38-28 in the paint and held a 13-4 advantage in bench scoring.BIG PICTUREMississippi State: Friday marked Mississippi States first game without leading-scorer Quinndary Weatherspoon. Earlier in the week it was discovered that Weatherspoon suffered torn ligaments in his left wrist and he will have season-ending surgery. In his place, freshman Lamar Peters made his first collegiate, scoring 11 on 4-of-10 shooting.Lehigh: After two straight losses to open the season, including a three-point loss at No. 10 Xavier, the Mountain Hawks have won two in a row.UP NEXTMississippi State: The Bulldogs continue a season-long, five-game home stand on Monday against Northwestern (La.) State.Lehigh: The Mountain Hawks continued their trend of tough, road challenges at Arkansas State on Sunday. Jayson Tatum Jersey. Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play. Jayson Tatum Swingman Jersey.Y. -- Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo had little trouble picking up his first shutout of the season against a Buffalo Sabres team thats having trouble scoring goals. Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. Jayson Tatum Womens Jersey. The Cincinnati Reds remain perfect with their speedy rookie outfielder in the starting lineup. Jayson Tatum Celtics Jersey. LOUIS -- Valtteri Filppula assisted on three of Tampa Bays four goals, and the Lightning beat the St. MADISON, Wis. -- Cornerback Sojourn Shelton likens the latest change at Wisconsin to having a new chef in a pizza parlor.Same sauce, different toppings.New defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox makes his debut on Saturday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay against No. 5 LSU. He replaced Dave Aranda, who left Wisconsin in the offseason to take the same job with the Tigers.Quite the spicy story line in a marquee season opener.Everything as far as putting the marinara sauce, all of that, is the same. Its just depending on what toppings you like, Shelton said. Coach Wilcox is going to add whatever toppings he likes.The Badgers plan to play out of the same base 3-4 defensive scheme that Aranda used to great success in his three years in Madison. Arandas linebacker-led defenses were consistently one of the best in the country.Once again, the Badgers are loaded at linebacker, so a 3-4 scheme plays into the teams strengths. Wilcox will throw in some new wrinkles, though.Or in Sheltons terms, new toppings.Im simple, pepperoni and sausage, Shelton said. Coach Wilcox, hes going to have fun with it, its really not a difference between last year and this year. Just depending on what pressures he wants to bring and how he wants to operate on certain downs.Other than that, even when (the linebackers) are getting after the quarterback, were covered, Shelton added.The real intrigue might lie with Arandas knowledge of Wisconsins personnel. He knows the tendencies of Shelton, a senior who is the Badgers most experience defensive back.Aranda called blitzes to set up pass-rushing linebackers Vince Biegel and Jack Cichy. Aranda also has a grasp of Wisconsins offense after having his defense practice against that unit every day.LSU coach Les Miles said Aranda has helped with scouting Wisconsin personnel.He basically gave the thumbnail sketch of a guy that just came from there that really didnt feel like, you know, was all that professional to give too much, Miles said. So he kind of gave me the oveerview and thats all I asked for.dddddddddddd.Conversely, the Wisconsin offense might have a little more insight into LSU than against most other nonconference opponents. Offensive players have an idea of how Aranda trains guys on his side of the ball, a bit of knowledge that center Michael Deiter called a little comforting.While Deiter didnt expect an advantage, he said: Weve blocked that front so many times. Youve seen so many of his pressures.Aranda came to Wisconsin in 2013 as coordinator with then-new coach Gary Andersen. Aranda stayed in Madison after Andersen left to take the Oregon State job in December 2014, and became the high-profile holdover on the staff of Andersens replacement, Paul Chryst.In Aranda, the offensive-minded Chryst left the defense in the hands of a respected coordinator. Now that job belongs to Wilcox, who has enjoyed successful seasons in previous stints as defensive coordinator at Boise State, Washington and USC.Wilcox knows Aranda from when they were coordinators in the old Western Athletic Conference.But the matchup isnt something that really comes up at Camp Randall, Wilcox said. Aranda and Wilcox are not really coaching against each other anyway since theyre both defensive assistants.The game is about Wisconsin and LSU, Wilcox said after practice Wednesday. Its really not something we think about or talk about. I have a ton of respect for him and their team.To Chryst, the changeover on defense isnt about developing a new identity under Wilcox.One of the things that Ive really liked and appreciated from Justin, is that this isnt about him. I think (the defense) will take on the identity of the players, Chryst said. The players will determine the personality ... thats what were looking for.---Online: AP College Football site: Genaro Armas at: Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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