Scores

Final

Arkansas 77

(13-8, 1-7 SEC)

Mississippi St 86

(16-7, 6-2 SEC)

    3:00 PM ET, February 7, 2009

    Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    ARK 51 2677
    MSST 36 5086

    Top Performers

    Arkansas: C. Fortson 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mississippi State: D. Bost 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast

    Mississippi St. 86, Arkansas 77

    Associated Press

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Dee Bost scored a career-high 25 points and Mississippi State hit a school-record 16 3-pointers in an 86-77 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.

    The Bulldogs (16-7, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) shot 64 percent from the floor in the second half to defeat the Razorbacks (13-8, 1-7) for the second time this season.

    Arkansas was 9 of 31 in the second half after hitting 12 3-pointers and shooting 62.8 percent from the floor for a 51-36 halftime lead.

    Mississippi State opened the second half on a 16-5 run and later went on a 22-6 run. The Bulldogs took a 69-66 lead on Riley Benock's 3-pointer with 8:11 remaining.

    Barry Stewart had 22 points for the Bulldogs, while Phil Turner added 16 points and 11 rebounds.

    Courtney Fortson had 19 points, Stefan Welsh and Michael Washington each had 14 points and Rotnei Clark added 12 points for Arkansas.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARK
    MSST
    Points 77 86
    FG Made-Attempted 27-60 (.450) 28-55 (.509)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-25 (.480) 16-29 (.552)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-18 (.611) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 9

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Arkansas leads 6-5
    Jan 10, 2009 MSST 70, @ARK 56Recap
    » Feb 7, 2009 @MSST 86, ARK 77Recap