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Last-second tip-in lifts Mississippi State over Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Abdul Ado’s tip-in with 0.6 seconds left lifted Mississippi State to a 78-77 win over Arkansas on Saturday afternoon.

Mason Jones, who scored a game-high 38 points, had given Arkansas a one-point lead after a pair of free throws with 59 seconds left. On the other end, Tyson Carter - who led Mississippi State with 26 points - attempted an off-balance layup with two seconds left that rimmed out, but onto Ado’s fingertips for his only basket of the game.

“I just want to get it to the basket,” Mississippi State coach Ben Howland said. “They put it up there and we’re one of the best rebounding teams in the country on offense. There’s a great chance someone is going to tip it in for us in that situation.”

Reggie Perry added 17 points and eight rebounds for Mississippi State (16-9, 7-5 SEC), which had four players in double figures.

Desi Sills (15) and Adrio Bailey (10) joined Jones with double-digit scoring games for Arkansas (16-9, 4-8), which lost its fourth straight.

Mississippi State built a 17-point lead in the second half before Jones led Arkansas’ rally. The game was Jones’ sixth of the year with more than 30 points. His missed 3-pointer with time running out on the shot clock with 11 seconds left led to Mississippi State’s ensuing game-winning possession.

“I thought we forced them into a tough shot. We gave help on the dribble-drive. We defended without fouling and they had a 7-footer reach over us and have a tip-in,” Arkansas coach Eric Musselman said. “Tonight, they have four offensive rebounds, but the fourth one won the game for them.”

DOMINANT LATELY

Howland lost to Arkansas the first time he coached Mississippi State in the 2015-16 season. The Bulldogs have won the six times since. It’s the longest Mississippi State winning streak against the Razorbacks in school history.

BIG PICTURE

Mississippi State stayed on the upside of .500 in conference play, bolstering its NCAA Tournament chances with a road win over a current bubble team.

Arkansas’ bubble is leaking as the Razorbacks have lost four straight since projected NBA draft pick Isaiah Joe’s knee injury has kept him out of each. Four of Arkansas' five losses in its last six games have come by four points or fewer.

UP NEXT

Mississippi State hosts South Carolina on Wednesday.

Arkansas travels to visit Florida on Tuesday.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Arkansas  
19:54   Mason Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:52   Offensive rebound by Reggie Chaney  
19:46 +3 Mason Jones made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Adrio Bailey 0-3
19:22   Bad pass turnover on D.J. Stewart Jr., stolen by Reggie Chaney  
19:05   Traveling violation turnover on Adrio Bailey  
19:01   Lost ball turnover on Reggie Perry  
18:54 +2 Adrio Bailey made dunk 0-5
18:40   Reggie Perry missed layup  
18:38   Offensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
18:36 +2 Reggie Perry made layup 2-5
18:11   Lost ball turnover on Adrio Bailey, stolen by Robert Woodard II  
17:48   Personal foul on Mason Jones  
17:38   Nick Weatherspoon missed layup  
17:36   Defensive rebound by Adrio Bailey  
17:21   Adrio Bailey missed jump shot  
17:19   Defensive rebound by Robert Woodard II  
17:11   Robert Woodard II missed jump shot  
17:09   Defensive rebound by Jimmy Whitt Jr.  
17:03   Traveling violation turnover on Jimmy Whitt Jr.  
16:55   Abdul Ado missed layup  
16:53   Offensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
16:52   Jumpball received by Mississippi State  
16:50 +2 Reggie Perry made jump shot, assist by Nick Weatherspoon 4-5
16:25 +2 Mason Jones made jump shot 4-7
16:15 +2 Nick Weatherspoon made jump shot 6-7
16:08 +2 Mason Jones made layup 6-9
16:08   Shooting foul on Reggie Perry  
16:08 +1 Mason Jones made free throw 6-10
16:00 +2 Reggie Perry made layup 8-10
16:00   Shooting foul on Mason Jones  
16:00   Commercial timeout called  
16:00 +1 Reggie Perry made free throw 9-10
15:35   Jimmy Whitt Jr. missed jump shot, blocked by Robert Woodard II  
15:33   Defensive rebound by D.J. Stewart Jr.  
15:25   Shooting foul on Jeantal Cylla  
15:25   Robert Woodard II missed 1st of 2 free throws  
15:25   Robert Woodard II missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
15:25   Defensive rebound by Ethan Henderson  
15:04   Shooting foul on Abdul Ado  
15:04 +1 Reggie Chaney made 1st of 2 free throws 9-11
15:04 +1 Reggie Chaney made 2nd of 2 free throws 9-12
14:40 +2 Nick Weatherspoon made jump shot, assist by Tyson Carter 11-12
14:22 +2 Ethan Henderson made layup, assist by Jimmy Whitt Jr. 12-14
14:02   KeyShawn Feazell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:00   Defensive rebound by Jimmy Whitt Jr.  
13:54   Traveling violation turnover on Desi Sills  
13:34 +2 Iverson Molinar made jump shot 14-14
13:20   Personal foul on Iverson Molinar  
13:14   Jimmy Whitt Jr. missed layup  
13:12   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
13:03 +2 Iverson Molinar made jump shot 16-14
12:55   30-second timeout called  
12:32   Jeantal Cylla missed jump shot  
12:30   Defensive rebound by KeyShawn Feazell  
12:19 +2 Iverson Molinar made layup 18-14
12:04   Ethan Henderson missed layup  
12:02   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
11:46   Traveling violation turnover on Reggie Perry  
11:46   Commercial timeout called  
11:35 +3 Mason Jones made 3-pt. jump shot 18-17
11:05 +2 Iverson Molinar made jump shot 20-17
10:39 +3 Adrio Bailey made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jalen Harris 19-20
10:09   Tyson Carter missed jump shot  
10:07   Personal foul on Adrio Bailey  
9:58 +2 Nick Weatherspoon made jump shot 21-20
9:40   Adrio Bailey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:38   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
9:29   Traveling violation turnover on Nick Weatherspoon  
9:07   Traveling violation turnover on Adrio Bailey  
8:50   Traveling violation turnover on Reggie Perry  
8:34   Mason Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:32   Offensive rebound by Ethan Henderson  
8:28   Desi Sills missed layup, blocked by Abdul Ado  
8:26   Offensive rebound by Ethan Henderson  
8:26   Ethan Henderson missed layup  
8:24   Offensive rebound by Adrio Bailey  
8:24   Lost ball turnover on Adrio Bailey, stolen by Nick Weatherspoon  
8:10 +2 Nick Weatherspoon made jump shot 23-20
7:53   Shooting foul on Abdul Ado  
7:53 +1 Mason Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 23-21
7:53 +1 Mason Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 23-21
7:53 +1 Mason Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 23-22
7:32   Reggie Perry missed jump shot  
7:30   Defensive rebound by Mason Jones  
7:18   Desi Sills missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:14   Defensive rebound by Mississippi State  
6:43 +2 Reggie Perry made jump shot 25-22
6:11   Mason Jones missed jump shot  
6:09   Defensive rebound by Iverson Molinar  
6:05 +2 D.J. Stewart Jr. made dunk, assist by Iverson Molinar 27-22
5:40   Mason Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:38   Defensive rebound by Robert Woodard II  
5:25   Personal foul on Adrio Bailey  
5:20   Tyson Carter missed jump shot  
5:18   Defensive rebound by Mason Jones  
5:01   Personal foul on Iverson Molinar  
4:52   Traveling violation turnover on Reggie Chaney  
4:34   Nick Weatherspoon missed jump shot  
4:32   Defensive rebound by Jimmy Whitt Jr.  
4:25   Personal foul on Nick Weatherspoon  
4:15   Traveling violation turnover on Reggie Chaney  
3:52   Nick Weatherspoon missed jump shot  
3:50   Defensive rebound by Jalen Harris  
3:44 +2 Mason Jones made layup, assist by Jimmy Whitt Jr. 27-24
3:44   Shooting foul on KeyShawn Feazell  
3:44   Commercial timeout called  
3:44 +1 Mason Jones made free throw 27-25
3:32   Bad pass turnover on Nick Weatherspoon  
3:21 +2 Jimmy Whitt Jr. made layup, assist by Jalen Harris 27-27
3:03   Offensive foul on Tyson Carter  
3:03   Turnover on Tyson Carter  
2:42   Lost ball turnover on Mason Jones  
2:38 +2 Tyson Carter made layup, assist by Robert Woodard II 29-27
2:38   Shooting foul on Ethan Henderson  
2:38 +1 Tyson Carter made free throw 30-27
2:31   Reggie Chaney missed layup, blocked by Nick Weatherspoon  
2:29   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
2:18 +2 Robert Woodard II made jump shot 32-27
1:52   Reggie Chaney missed layup, blocked by Nick Weatherspoon  
1:50   Offensive rebound by Reggie Chaney  
1:45 +2 Reggie Chaney made layup 32-29
1:25   Reggie Perry missed jump shot  
1:23   Defensive rebound by Mason Jones  
1:18 +2 Mason Jones made layup 32-31
1:18   Shooting foul on Nick Weatherspoon  
1:18 +1 Mason Jones made free throw 32-32
1:02 +2 Tyson Carter made layup 34-32
1:02   Shooting foul on Jalen Harris  
1:02 +1 Tyson Carter made free throw 35-32
44.0   Lost ball turnover on Jimmy Whitt Jr.  
38.0 +2 Reggie Perry made layup, assist by Tyson Carter 37-32
8.0   Desi Sills missed layup, blocked by Robert Woodard II  
6.0   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
2.0 +3 Tyson Carter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Reggie Perry 40-32
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:48   Mason Jones missed jump shot  
19:46   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
19:18   Personal foul on Reggie Chaney  
19:01   Robert Woodard II missed jump shot  
18:59   Offensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
18:41 +2 D.J. Stewart Jr. made jump shot 42-32
18:21 +2 Jimmy Whitt Jr. made jump shot 42-34
18:05   Shooting foul on Reggie Chaney  
18:05 +1 Reggie Perry made 1st of 2 free throws 43-34
18:05   Reggie Perry missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
18:05   Defensive rebound by Jimmy Whitt Jr.  
17:45 +2 Jimmy Whitt Jr. made jump shot 43-36
17:33   Offensive foul on Reggie Perry  
17:33   Turnover on Reggie Perry  
17:24   Jimmy Whitt Jr. missed dunk, blocked by Abdul Ado  
17:22   Defensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
17:04   Robert Woodard II missed dunk, blocked by Adrio Bailey  
17:02   Defensive rebound by Mason Jones  
16:54   Jalen Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:52   Defensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
16:48 +2 Nick Weatherspoon made layup 45-36
16:38   Adrio Bailey missed layup  
16:36   Defensive rebound by D.J. Stewart Jr.  
16:32 +2 D.J. Stewart Jr. made layup, assist by Nick Weatherspoon 47-36
16:31   Shooting foul on Jalen Harris  
16:31 +1 D.J. Stewart Jr. made free throw 48-36
16:18   Mason Jones missed layup  
16:16   Defensive rebound by Robert Woodard II  
15:57 +3 D.J. Stewart Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot 51-36
15:54   30-second timeout called  
15:54   Commercial timeout called  
15:41   Shooting foul on D.J. Stewart Jr.  
15:41   Commercial timeout called  
15:41 +1 Mason Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 51-37
15:41   Mason Jones missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
15:41   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
15:23 +2 Reggie Perry made layup, assist by Nick Weatherspoon 53-37
15:13 +2 Mason Jones made layup, assist by Jimmy Whitt Jr. 53-39
15:13   Shooting foul on D.J. Stewart Jr.  
15:13   Mason Jones missed free throw  
15:13   Defensive rebound by Robert Woodard II  
14:48   Nick Weatherspoon missed jump shot  
14:46   Defensive rebound by Desi Sills  
14:43   Adrio Bailey missed layup  
14:41   Defensive rebound by Tyson Carter  
14:37 +2 Tyson Carter made layup 55-39
14:37   Shooting foul on Mason Jones  
14:37 +1 Tyson Carter made free throw 56-39
14:24 +2 Jimmy Whitt Jr. made jump shot 56-41
14:05   Bad pass turnover on Tyson Carter, stolen by Mason Jones  
13:57 +3 Adrio Bailey made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Desi Sills 56-44
13:30   Tyson Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:28   Defensive rebound by Jeantal Cylla  
13:22   Shooting foul on Abdul Ado  
13:22 +1 Mason Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 56-45
13:22 +1 Mason Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-46
13:20   Bad pass turnover on Nick Weatherspoon, stolen by Desi Sills  
13:16   Shooting foul on Nick Weatherspoon  
13:16   30-second timeout called  
13:16 +1 Desi Sills made 1st of 2 free throws 56-47
13:16 +1 Desi Sills made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-48
12:56   Jumpball received by Mississippi State  
12:53   Shooting foul on Jeantal Cylla  
12:53   Tyson Carter missed 1st of 2 free throws  
12:53 +1 Tyson Carter made 2nd of 2 free throws 57-48
12:38 +2 Desi Sills made layup 57-50
12:38   Shooting foul on D.J. Stewart Jr.  
12:38 +1 Desi Sills made free throw 57-51
12:31   Shooting foul on Jeantal Cylla  
12:31   Reggie Perry missed 1st of 2 free throws  
12:31 +1 Reggie Perry made 2nd of 2 free throws 58-51
12:13 +2 Adrio Bailey made layup, assist by Desi Sills 58-53
11:53   Out of bounds turnover on Nick Weatherspoon  
11:53   Commercial timeout called  
11:30   Personal foul on Nick Weatherspoon  
11:30   Mason Jones missed free throw  
11:30   Defensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
11:07 +2 Tyson Carter made layup 60-53
10:53 +3 Desi Sills made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Mason Jones 60-56
10:20 +2 Tyson Carter made layup 62-56
10:20   Shooting foul on Jimmy Whitt Jr.  
10:20   Tyson Carter missed free throw  
10:20   Defensive rebound by Jimmy Whitt Jr.  
10:11   Personal foul on Robert Woodard II  
10:11 +1 Mason Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 62-57
10:10 +1 Mason Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 62-58
9:46   D.J. Stewart Jr. missed layup  
9:44   Defensive rebound by Desi Sills  
9:40   Lost ball turnover on Desi Sills, stolen by D.J. Stewart Jr.  
9:34   Robert Woodard II missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:32   Personal foul on Desi Sills  
9:32 +1 Reggie Perry made 1st of 2 free throws 63-58
9:32 +1 Reggie Perry made 2nd of 2 free throws 64-58
9:06 +2 Mason Jones made jump shot 64-60
8:28   Lost ball turnover on Robert Woodard II  
8:28   Lost ball turnover on Robert Woodard II  
8:19   Lost ball turnover on Mason Jones, stolen by D.J. Stewart Jr.  
7:54   Lost ball turnover on Reggie Perry, stolen by Adrio Bailey  
7:40   Desi Sills missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:38   Offensive rebound by Adrio Bailey  
7:22   Desi Sills missed layup  
7:20   Defensive rebound by Robert Woodard II  
7:15 +3 Tyson Carter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Robert Woodard II 67-60
6:46   Jimmy Whitt Jr. missed jump shot  
6:44   Defensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
6:21 +2 Robert Woodard II made layup 69-60
6:07   Mason Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:05   Defensive rebound by Mississippi State  
6:02   Commercial timeout called  
5:37   Offensive foul on Tyson Carter  
5:37   Turnover on Tyson Carter  
5:23 +2 Mason Jones made layup 69-62
5:12   Personal foul on Mason Jones  
5:12 +1 Robert Woodard II made 1st of 2 free throws 70-62
5:12   Robert Woodard II missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:12   Defensive rebound by Mason Jones  
5:11   Personal foul on D.J. Stewart Jr.  
5:11 +1 Mason Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 70-63
5:11 +1 Mason Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 70-64
4:47   Out of bounds turnover on Nick Weatherspoon  
4:32