CANCUN, Mexico -- Trevor Gaskins scored 21 points as Mississippi beat Texas State 83-72 in the first round of the Cancun Governor's Cup on Wednesday night for the Rebels' fifth straight win.
Chris Warren added 18 points for Mississippi (8-2), shooting 3 of 13 from the field and 12 of 12 from the free-throw line.
The Rebels hit 25 of 29 from the line (86.2 percent), including 16 of 18 in the second half and 10 of 10 in the final 3:29, when they led 71-64.
The Bobcats (2-8) hit 2 of 5 foul shots after the break.
Mississippi jumped out to a 12-0 lead, but Texas State tied the score seven times before a 6-0 spurt gave the Rebels a 40-35 halftime lead.