Scores

Final

Georgia 69

(8-8, 0-3 SEC)

Mississippi St 72

(15-3, 3-0 SEC)

    3:00 PM ET, January 16, 2010

    Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    UGA 41 2869
    MSST 30 4272

    Top Performers

    Georgia: T. Leslie 14 Pts, 15 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mississippi State: J. Varnado 14 Pts, 14 Reb, 6 Blk

    Mississippi St. 72, Georgia 69

    Associated Press

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Dee Bost and Phil Turner each scored 15 points to lead Mississippi State to a 72-69 victory over Georgia on Saturday.

    Mississippi State (15-3, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) overcame two separate double-digit deficits in the game.

    Georgia (8-8, 0-3) led 41-30 at halftime and led 64-51 late in the second half.

    Bost hit a running jumper in the lane with 39 seconds left to give Mississippi State a 72-69 edge after a 16-3 run got Mississippi State back into the game.

    Barry Stewart blocked Ricky McPhee?s game-tying 3-point attempt with 10 seconds remaining. A similar shot by Dustin Ware was no good at the buzzer.

    Jarvis Varnado scored 14 points and 14 rebounds for Mississippi State, while Barry Stewart chipped in 10.

    Trey Thompkins had a game-high 18 points, Travis Leslie had 14 and Albert Jackson added 11 for Georgia.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UGA
    MSST
    Points 69 72
    FG Made-Attempted 30-70 (.429) 24-58 (.414)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-14 (.143) 8-31 (.258)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 16-25 (.640)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 3

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