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
Kentucky18-038-11
Arkansas13-527-920
LSU11-722-1157
Georgia11-721-1238
Texas A&M11-721-1267
Ole Miss11-721-1360
Vanderbilt9-921-14104
Alabama8-1019-1585
Florida8-1016-1772
Tennessee7-1116-1696
S. Carolina6-1217-1691
Miss. State6-1213-19216
Auburn4-1415-20128
Missouri3-159-23218

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Butler12-623-1131
Georgetown12-622-1125
Providence11-722-1222
St. Johns10-821-1244
Xavier9-923-1430
Seton Hall6-1216-1597
DePaul6-1212-20197
Creighton4-1414-19151
Marquette4-1413-19147
 
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