Scores

Final

Bradley 72

(22-13, 10-8 MVC)

Mississippi St 101

(20-13, 8-8 SEC)

    12:00 PM ET, March 17, 2007

    Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    BRAD 38 3472
    MSST 44 57101

    Top Performers

    Bradley: Z. Andrews 13 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mississippi St: J. Gordon 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 10 Ast

    Inside force powers Miss. State past Bradley in NIT

    Associated Press

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Jamont Gordon had 20 points and 10 assists to lead Mississippi State to an 101-72 victory over Bradley on Saturday in the second round of the NIT at Humphrey Coliseum.

    The Bulldogs (20-13) scored 50 points in the paint while outrebounding Bradley 51-32, limiting the Braves' high-powered offense to 37-percent shooting.

    The victory sets up a quarterfinal matchup between the Bulldogs and Florida State on Tuesday in Starkville.

    Bradley (22-13) was led by senior guard Will Franklin, who had 15 points.

    Junior forward Charles Rhodes added 17 points and six blocks for MSU. Reginald Delk had 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting, and guards Dietric Slater and Barry Stewart also chipped in 13 each.

    The Braves, who lead the nation in 3-point field goal percentage, were 9-of-30 from behind the arc.

    The Bulldogs led 44-38 at the half. Gordon, whose double-double was his sixth of the season and the 10th of his career, scored the team's first eight points and the team hit five of its first seven 3-pointers in the first half.

    After halftime, the Braves closed the gap early but MSU went on a 23-2 run.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BRAD
    MSST
    Points 72 101
    FG Made-Attempted 26-71 (.366) 39-73 (.534)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-30 (.300) 12-27 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 11-18 (.611)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 32

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