Boxscore
Mississippi St. 91, Auburn 88
Saturday, February 4, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi
Officials - Bruce Benedict, Mike Nance, Antinio Petty
Attendance - 9026

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Auburn 44 44 88
Mississippi St. 43 48 91

Recap


Arnett Moultrie scored 21 points to lead five in double figures in No. 19 Mississippi State’s 91-88 win over Auburn.

With the victory, Mississippi State improved to 18-5 overall and 5-3 in SEC play, while the Tigers (13-10, 3-6) fell to 0-5 in conference road games and lost for the 11th time in their last 12 trips to Starkville.

Mississippi State shot the ball extremely well, making 29 of 48 from the field (60 percent) and 12 of 19 on 3-pointers (63%).  Jalen Steele’s 3-pointer made it 64-51 with 12:09 to play.

Auburn, which came into the game 11th in the SEC in free throw shooting, stayed in it thanks to making 26 of 36 from the charity stripe.

The Bulldogs had one of their most efficient stretches of the season in the opening half. Thanks to 11 combined assists from Dee Bost and Brian Bryant, Mississippi State handed out 15 assists on 17 made field goals, shooting 63 percent from the field.

Auburn trailed 39-33 at the three-minute mark, but finished the half on an 11-4 run as Kenny Gabriel scored seven of his 15 first-half points down the stretch, including a 3-pointer with one second left to send the Tigers into halftime up 44-43.

For Auburn, Varez Ward led all scorers with 26 points.

Auburn Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Josh Wallace 12:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2
Frankie Sullivan 32:00 4-8 1-4 7-10 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 16
Kenny Gabriel 34:00 7-14 4-8 4-4 1 10 11 0 4 1 0 1 22
Rob Chubb 29:00 4-12 0-0 0-2 2 4 6 0 3 0 1 0 8
Allen Payne 32:00 3-5 0-0 4-4 3 6 9 1 1 1 0 0 10
Varez Ward 29:00 7-14 1-5 9-12 1 0 1 5 5 3 1 0 24
Noel Johnson 8:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Chris Denson 9:00 1-2 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Adrian Forbes 12:00 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 3
Willy Kouassi 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-61 6-20 26-36 7 24 31 10 23 6 3 1 88
  45.9% 30.0% 72.2% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 3

Mississippi St. Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Arnett Moultrie 30:00 7-13 0-0 7-11 0 7 7 1 3 0 2 0 21
Dee Bost 24:00 4-6 4-6 3-7 1 2 3 7 5 1 4 0 15
Renardo Sidney 23:00 5-5 1-1 6-9 0 3 3 1 3 1 2 0 17
Brian Bryant 32:00 3-6 0-0 1-4 1 6 7 9 2 0 0 1 7
Rodney Hood 34:00 4-8 3-5 0-0 1 5 6 2 3 0 1 2 11
Wendell Lewis 24:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 1 4 0 1 0 2
Jalen Steele 25:00 4-8 3-6 2-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13
Shaun Smith 7:00 1-1 1-1 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Roquez Johnson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 29-48 12-19 21-35 3 27 30 21 22 2 10 3 91
  60.4% 63.2% 60.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 10
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