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NCAA Game Summary - Mississippi State vs. South Florida



(Sunday, December 22nd)

Final Score: Mississippi State 71, South Florida 66

Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Gavin Ware registered a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds as the Mississippi State Bulldogs pulled out a 71-66 win over the South Florida Bulls in the third round of the Las Vegas Classic at Orleans Arena.

Fred Thomas led the Bulldogs (9-2) in scoring with 14 points off the bench, shooting 4-of-7 behind the 3-point line, while Colin Borchert accounted for 11 points. Craig Sword and Roquez Johnson both chipped in 10 points in the triumph as well.

The Bulls (8-3) were paced by Victor Rudd who had a double-double of his own with 17 points and 11 rebounds, adding three assists and a couple of blocked shots. Before fouling out Corey Allen Jr. produced 16 points, shooting a perfect 8-of-8 at the free-throw line, while Chris Perry came up a rebound shy of a double-double as he tallied 14 points.

Shooting 5-of-8 behind the 3-point line in the first half, the Bulls led by as many as seven less than six minutes into the meeting, but it was MSU with the 38-35 lead after knocking down 53.6 percent from the floor through the first 20 minutes of action.

In the second half the Bulldogs dropped to 37.0 percent accuracy from the floor, but the squad outscored USF at the charity stripe, 12-6, in order to secure the five-point win.

The biggest issue for the Bulls turned out to be their 18 miscues, which Mississippi State traded in for 20 points.

With the win, the Bulldogs will now take on UNLV in the championship round of the event on Monday.

12/23 01:22:57 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR
 
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
Final
PIT 2
CIN 5
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
Final
WAS 5
ANA 4
Final
TOR 8
BAL 10
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
Final
TAM 4
MIN 6
Final
BOS 5
NYY 1
Final
NYM 3
STL 2
Final
MIL 5
SDP 2
Final
LOS 5
PHI 2
12:05pm Today
CLE
KAN
12:35pm Today
PIT
CIN
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
1:10pm Today
TAM
MIN
1:10pm Today
NYM
STL
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
SDP
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
SAN 92
DAL 113
Final
HOU 105
POR 112
7:00pm Tonight
ATL
IND
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
Final
DAL 4
ANA 2
Final
CHI 4
STL 3
8:00pm Tonight
DET
BOS
9:30pm Tonight
MIN
COL
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
SJS
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
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DUR