Mississippi State vs Providence

Providence 73, Mississippi St. 63

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Kadeem Batts scored 32 points and LaDontae Henton added 18, leading Providence to a 73-63 nonconference victory over Mississippi State on Saturday.

The Friars (6-2) started the game with a 13-1 run and never trailed. Batts scored six points during that stretch, during which Mississippi State (2-5) went 0-for-8 from the field.

The Bulldogs made it interesting late in the second half, going on a 13-0 run to narrow the Friars' lead to 66-62 with less than a minute to go. Providence, however, locked down the game by making seven free throws down the stretch, four by Henton.

Batts and Brice Kofane led the Friars' strong defensive effort, combining for six of Providence's eight blocks.

Wendell Lewis came off the bench strong for Mississippi State (2-5), scoring a career-high 16 points. But the Bulldogs shot just 35.9 percent (23 of 64), including 3 of 14 by Craig Sword.

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Mississippi State Bulldogs
R. Johnson, F272-76-1160210
G. Ware, F153-80-02016
T. Bloodman, G341-50-18442
C. Sword, G323-143-44329
T. Cunningham, G180-02-22012
F. Thomas305-140-031312
W. Lewis246-84-4110316
C. Borchert203-80-00246
Totals 23-6415-2238102063
 35.9%68.2% 
Providence Friars
K. Batts, F3712-188-1092332
L. Henton, F335-88-862318
L. Goldsbrough, F190-20-12340
J. Fortune, G402-112-23717
B. Cotton, G163-62-30219
T. Bancroft322-70-07244
B. Kofane231-21-47013
Totals 25-5421-2837181773
 46.3%75% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Florida12-222-510
Kentucky12-222-59
S. Carolina10-420-730
Arkansas9-520-734
Alabama9-516-1075
Ole Miss7-716-1170
Tennessee7-715-1251
Vanderbilt7-714-1349
Georgia6-815-1258
Texas A&M6-814-1293
Auburn5-916-1183
Miss. State5-914-12126
Missouri2-127-19248
LSU1-139-17156

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Villanova13-226-22
Butler10-521-613
Creighton9-522-521
Xavier8-618-917
Marquette7-716-1072
Seton Hall6-816-1048
Providence6-816-1167
St. Johns6-812-15122
Georgetown5-914-1362
DePaul1-138-19234
 
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