Mississippi State beat Missouri 87-75. The Bulldogs lost a 12-point lead early in the second half but recovered late to pull away with the win.
The Tigers (9-5) were led by guard Matt Lawrence, whose 28 points were a career high. Stefhon Hannah added 16 points and seven assists before fouling out, while DeMarre Carroll added 12 points before also fouling out.
The Bulldogs led 41-38 at halftime, but Missouri tied the game early in the second half. Mississippi State responded with an 11-0 run that gave the team a 56-44 lead with 14 minutes left. Missouri responded with its own 10-0 run, and with eight minutes left in the game the teams were tied at 62-62.
That’s the closest Missouri would get the rest of the way.