Boxscore
Mississippi St. 71, Florida 64
Saturday, January 29, 2011 1:00 PM
Location - Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi
Officials - Tom Eades, Ron Groover, Antinio Petty
Attendance - 9012

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Florida 38 26 64
Mississippi St. 40 31 71

Recap


Dee Bost scored a game-high 24 points to lead four Mississippi State players in double figures and the Bulldogs held off No. 23 Florida for a 71-64 home win Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum.

Kodi Augustus and Renardo Sidney added 16 apiece for Mississippi State, and Ravern Johnson scored 15. Sidney and Johnson each grabbed eight rebounds. Bost, Augustus, Sidney and Johnson accounted for all of the Bulldogs' points.

Mississippi State (11-9, 3-3 SEC) led by as many as 10 in the first half, but couldn't hold it. After blowing a nine-point lead in the second half of Thursday's home loss to Vanderbilt, the Bulldogs didn't falter down the stretch Saturday.

Florida didn't hold its first lead until midway through the second half and were up 63-62 with 5:17 left, before missing their last six field goal attempts and going 1 for 6 from the free-throw line down the stretch.

The Gators (16-5, 5-2 SEC) were 9 of 19 from the free-throw line. Mississippi State hit 19 of 23 from the line.

Erving Walker scored 18 points to lead Florida. Vernon Macklin added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Gators.

Mississippi State has won four of five in the series.

Florida Gators

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Vernon Macklin 24:00 4-8 0-0 2-6 1 5 6 1 2 0 1 1 10
Chandler Parsons 34:00 4-11 1-4 0-2 3 7 10 3 1 2 1 0 9
Alex Tyus 15:00 3-4 0-0 0-2 3 2 5 0 3 0 0 0 6
Kenny Boynton 31:00 2-11 0-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 4
Erving Walker 37:00 6-17 2-8 4-5 3 2 5 4 3 0 2 0 18
Erik Murphy 9:00 2-2 1-1 2-2 2 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 7
Patric Young 18:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 2 3
Scottie Wilbekin 12:00 1-4 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 3
Will Yeguete 13:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 0 1 2 0 0 2
Casey Prather 7:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2
TOTAL 200 25-63 5-21 9-19 16 26 42 10 19 5 8 3 64
  39.7% 23.8% 47.4% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 8

Mississippi St. Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kodi Augustus 37:00 4-8 3-5 5-6 0 6 6 2 2 0 1 1 16
Riley Benock 30:00 0-4 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Ravern Johnson 40:00 5-12 1-5 4-4 1 7 8 0 1 0 1 0 15
Dee Bost 37:00 8-14 4-8 4-5 1 2 3 5 2 0 1 0 24
Renardo Sidney 25:00 5-10 0-1 6-7 3 5 8 0 4 1 4 0 16
Jalen Steele 16:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0
Wendell Lewis 8:00 0-3 0-0 0-1 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
John Riek 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0
Brian Bryant 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-54 8-23 19-23 9 25 34 11 14 3 8 1 71
  40.7% 34.8% 82.6% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8
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