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Mississippi State 69, Texas A&M 62

By PAUL JONES
Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Tolu Smith had 17 points and Shakeel Moore had 14 as Mississippi State knocked off No. 25 Texas A&M 69-62.

Cameron Matthews had 11 points for the Bulldogs (19-10 overall, 7-9 Southeastern Conference), who held the Aggies to one field goal in the final 14 minutes and outscored them 34-18 during the same time period.

Wade Taylor IV led Texas A&M (21-9, 13-3) with 21 points, including four 3-pointers, and Henry Coleman III and Andersson Garcia each had 11.

Texas A&M opened the second half on a 16-5 run and took a 44-35 lead after an Andre Gordon 3 pointer with 14:09 remaining in the half. But the Aggies then went over 12 minutes without a field goal and Mississippi State responded with a 12-2 run to take the lead for good.

Mississippi State used hot shooting in the opening minutes for a 17-10 lead after an Eric Reed 3-pointer with 14:10 remaining in the first half. The Bulldogs led by as many as nine in the first half but the Aggies kept chipping away and trailed 30-28 at halftime.

Mississippi State shot 41% in the first half and missed its last 11 attempts behind the 3-point arc. The Bulldogs were just 6 of 12 at the foul line and had five first-half turnovers.

The Aggies shot 45% in the opening half and made 4 of 9 from 3-point territory. Texas A&M had eight turnovers in the half and both teams had 15 rebounds.

BIG PICTURE

Texas A&M: The Aggies saw their six-game winning streak snapped - and their hopes of catching No. 2 Alabama atop the SEC standings also took a hit. Combined with Alabama's win on Saturday, A&M trails the Tide by two games with just two games left in the regular season.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs have won seven of their last nine outings, helping their chances to make the NCAA Tournament in Chris Jans' first season at the helm.

February 25, 2023


Texas A&M
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
H. Coleman III F 28 4-6 3-4 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 3 1 11
J. Marble F 20 1-4 1-3 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 1 3 3
T. Radford G 35 0-5 4-4 0-2 0-7 4 0 1 3 5 4
W. Taylor IV G 34 4-11 9-10 4-9 0-0 4 0 1 3 2 21
D. Dennis G 33 3-8 1-3 2-6 1-7 1 0 0 0 2 9
A. Garcia   20 4-6 2-2 1-1 3-4 0 0 0 1 5 11
A. Gordon   11 1-3 0-0 1-3 0-2 0 0 0 2 0 3
S. Washington   10 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 2 5 0
H. Hefner   8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 1 0 0
K. Robinson   0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   199 17-43
(.395)
20-26
(.769)
8-22
(.364)
8-31 9 0 2 16 24 62


Mississippi State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Matthews F 35 2-4 7-9 0-0 2-5 4 0 2 1 3 11
D. Jeffries F 32 3-9 3-6 0-5 2-6 3 1 1 4 4 9
T. Smith F 28 6-8 5-8 0-0 3-6 1 0 2 2 3 17
D. Davis G 30 2-8 2-2 0-4 0-4 3 0 3 1 1 6
S. Moore G 27 5-12 2-3 2-6 2-4 2 1 1 2 5 14
E. Reed Jr.   19 2-5 0-0 1-4 0-1 0 0 1 0 2 5
S. Jones Jr.   13 3-5 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 0 2 0 2 6
W. McNair Jr.   12 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 2 0 0 0 0
T. Stevenson   4 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals   200 23-52
(.442)
20-30
(.667)
3-21
(.143)
11-31 13 5 12 10 20 69
Officials: Joe Lindsay, Bart Lenox, Mike Roberts




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