Scores

Final

Mississippi St 67

(14-6, 4-1 SEC)

Georgia 61

(9-10, 0-4 SEC)

    6:00 PM ET, January 24, 2009

    Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia

    1 2 T
    MSST 36 3167
    UGA 24 3761

    Top Performers

    Mississippi State: J. Varnado 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl, 4 Blk

    Georgia: R. McPhee 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

    Mississippi St. 67, Georgia 61

    Associated Press

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Jarvis Varnado had 14 points and blocked four shots and Mississippi State overcame walk-on Ricky McPhee's 3-point barrage to beat Georgia 67-61 on Saturday night.

    Mississippi State led by 19 at 30-11 midway through the first half, but McPhee, a walk-on, made three 3-pointers in the first nine minutes of the second half to cut the lead to 47-43.

    McPhee, who had a career-high 15 points, added another 3 with 7:11 remaining to cut State's lead to 52-50, but the visitors scored the next eight points.

    Georgia freshman Dustin Ware had 14 points, including a 3-pointer with 19.7 seconds left cut Mississippi State's lead to 64-61.

    Ravern Johnson led Mississippi State (14-6 overall, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) with 21 points, all in the first half.

    Georgia (9-10, 0-4) has lost six straight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MSST
    UGA
    Points 67 61
    FG Made-Attempted 23-56 (.411) 22-57 (.386)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 9-24 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 8-10 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 22 0

    2008-09 Season

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