Scores

Final

Florida A&M 65

(2-8, 0-2 MEAC)

Mississippi St 78

(7-2, 7-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, December 17, 2013

Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi

1 2 T
FAMU 27 3865
MSST 42 3678

Top Performers

Florida A&M: D. Bullard 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Mississippi State: A. Applewhite 14 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

Mississippi State defeats Florida A&M 78-65

Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAMU
MSST
Points 65 78
FG Made-Attempted 25-73 (.342) 20-51 (.392)
3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 5-18 (.278)
FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 33-45 (.733)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 12 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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