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Mississippi State defeats Florida A&M 78-65

By PAUL JONES
Associated Press
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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State's Craig Sword scored a game-high 16 points, including 15 in the first half, to lead the Bulldogs to a 78-65 victory over Florida A&M Tuesday night.

Sword paced four Bulldogs in double figures and finished the night 10-of-12 at the free throw line. Redshirt freshman Dre Applewhite had his first double-double with 14 points and 11 points for the Bulldogs.

Trivante Bloodman and Colin Borchert each had 10 points for the Bulldogs. Borchert also had six rebounds and three blocked shots.

Mississippi State (7-2) finished just 5-7 last year in non-conference play.

Deandre Bullard had 14 points to lead the Rattlers (2-8) and was the lone FAMU player in double digits.

Mississippi State led 42-27 at halftime thanks to 52 percent shooting from the field. The Rattlers shot just 32 percent in the opening half and also had seven turnovers.

Mississippi State finished the game 33-of-45 at the free-throw line and shot 39 percent for the game. The free throw attempts and free throws made were both season highs for the Bulldogs. It was also the most free throw attempts and made free throws for Mississippi State since the 2000-2001 season

The Rattlers shot just 34 percent for the game but did knock down 8 of 21 beyond the arc.

The game was the first meeting between the two schools as MSU improved to 6-0 all-time versus teams from the MEAC.

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MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central8-016-581
Norfolk St.7-114-9174
Md.-E. Shore5-212-10187
Delaware St.4-210-10189
Howard4-210-10286
S.C. State5-37-15293
Hampton4-48-12318
Morgan St.2-44-16325
Beth.-Cook.2-56-15346
Coppin St.2-53-17319
N.C. A&T2-65-17341
Savannah St.1-55-15298
Florida A&M0-70-20351

Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kentucky7-020-02
Arkansas5-216-420
LSU5-216-437
Georgia5-214-524
Texas A&M5-214-535
Ole Miss4-313-751
Tennessee4-312-754
Florida4-311-973
Alabama3-413-764
Auburn2-510-10162
Miss. State2-59-11215
Vanderbilt1-611-9115
S. Carolina1-610-9116
Missouri1-67-13149
 
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