Scores

Final

East Tenn St 63

(4-4, 0-1 A-Sun)

Miss St 62

(4-2, 4-2 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 11, 2010

    Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    ETSU 35 2863
    MSST 38 2462

    Top Performers

    East Tennessee St: M. Smith 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Mississippi St: R. Johnson 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl

    ETSU 63, Mississippi St. 62

    Associated Press

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Micah Williams scored 18 points and hit a game-winning jumper to lead East Tennessee State to a 63-62 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday night.

    ETSU (4-4) shot 50 percent from the field (24 of 48) and outrebounded the Bulldogs 35-22.

    The Buccaneers overcame 16 turnovers and stole the ball six times.

    Down 62-61, Justin Tubbs missed a potential game-tying free throw for the Bucs with 26.6 seconds remaining, but ETSU snagged the rebound and set Williams up for the jumper in the lane.

    Kodi Augustus missed a contested layup for Mississippi State (4-2) in the final seconds to seal the Buccaneer win.

    Mike Smith led the Bucs with 20 points and was 4 of 5 from 3-point range with nine rebounds. Williams was 8 of 15 from the field.

    Mississippi State led 38-25 at the half but struggled for offense late. The Bulldogs were 0 for 8 from beyond the arc in the second half and did not score a field goal in the final 5:04.

    The loss is the second in a row for the Bulldogs, who are playing without projected starters Dee Bost and Renardo Sydney due to NCAA suspensions.

    Ravern Johnson had a game-high 23 points to pace the Bulldogs and Augustus added 10 points and 7 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ETSU
    MSST
    Points 63 62
    FG Made-Attempted 24-48 (.500) 20-46 (.435)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 5-23 (.217)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 17-20 (.850)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 3

    2010-11 Season

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