Scores

Final

Mississippi St 63

(2-5, 0-2 away)

Providence 73

(6-2, 5-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    12:00 PM ET, December 1, 2012

    Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    MSST 21 4263
    PROV 39 3473

    Top Performers

    Mississippi St: W. Lewis 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Providence: K. Batts 32 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Providence 73, Mississippi St. 63

    Associated Press

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MSST
    PROV
    Points 63 73
    FG Made-Attempted 23-64 (.359) 25-54 (.463)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-22 (.091) 2-12 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 21-28 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 26

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