Scores

Final

Alabama 66

(13-10, 2-6 SEC)

Mississippi St 73

(15-7, 6-2 SEC)

    8:00 PM ET, February 6, 2008

    Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    ALA 29 3766
    MSST 33 4073

    Top Performers

    Alabama: M. Riley 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Mississippi State: J. Gordon 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 10 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mississippi St. 73, Alabama 66

    Associated Press

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Charles Rhodes and Jamont Gordon scored 17 points apiece and combined for 15 rebounds to lead Mississippi State to a 73-66 victory over Alabama on Wednesday.

    The win snaps a two-game skid for the Bulldogs (15-7, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) and guarantees the team will continue to hold at least a share of the lead in the SEC Western Division.

    It's the Bulldogs' first season sweep of Alabama in nine seasons.

    Despite trailing most of the second half, Alabama (13-10, 2-6) pulled to within two points on an Alonzo Gee field goal at the 3:20 mark. But Jarvis Varnado answered after a missed shot by Alabama and put the Bulldogs back up by four, securing the win.

    Barry Stewart had 13 points and nine rebounds and Ben Hansbrough scored 10.

    Gee led the Tide with 16 points and five rebounds. Mykal Riley added 15 points and Richard Hendrix chipped in 12. Mikhail Torrence and Brandon Hollinger each scored 10 points for the Tide.

    Mississippi State led 33-29 at halftime, built mainly on Stewart's eight first-half points and Gordon's six early assists.

    The Bulldogs shot 48 percent in the contest and held Alabama to just 36 percent from the field.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ALA
    MSST
    Points 66 73
    FG Made-Attempted 25-69 (.362) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 15-22 (.682)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 11

    2007-08 Season

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