COL BKB: Miss. State 70, Mississippi 60

Feb. 9, 2012 at 9:20 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Dee Bost hit three 3-pointers, dished out 13 assists and scored 15 points Thursday in leading No. 18 Mississippi State to a 70-60 decision over Mississippi.

The Bulldogs won for the fourth time in five games and moved into a tie for third place with Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference behind Kentucky and Florida.

Mississippi State scored the game's first eight points, opened a 40-27 halftime lead and built an 18-point cushion early in the second period.

Arnett Moultrie scored 18 points for the Bulldogs (19-5, 6-3 SEC), Renardo Sidney added 14 and Rodney Hood contributed 10.

Reginald Buckner had 15 points to pace Mississippi (14-0, 4-5).

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