Scores

Final

Bethune-Cookman 51

(1-3, 0-3 away)

Mississippi St 67

(2-1, 2-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 21, 2009

    Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    COOK 24 2751
    MSST 31 3667

    Top Performers

    Bethune-Cookman: A. Abrahams 15 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast

    Mississippi State: J. Varnado 10 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Blk

    Mississippi St. 67, Bethune-Cookman 51

    Associated Press

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Jarvis Varnado scored 10 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and became the all-time leading shot-blocker in the Southeastern Conference as Mississippi State beat Bethune-Cookman 67-51 on Saturday night.

    With four blocks, Varnado reached 413 to pass Shaquille O'Neal of LSU (1989-92) with 412.

    The Bulldogs (2-1) jumped out to a 5-0 lead on a Varnado dunk, but Bethune-Cookman (1-3) pulled ahead 14-13 on a 3-pointer from Albert Abrahams.

    With 6:45 left in the first half, Varnado blocked his first shot and Mississippi State led 31-24 at halftime.

    By the time Varnado blocked his record-breaking shot with 10:15 left, the Bulldogs were ahead 46-36.

    Ravern Johnson, Barry Stewart and Dee Bost scored 10 points apiece for the Bulldogs, who shot 42.9 percent from the field (24-for-56) and 8-for-20 from 3-point range.

    Abrahams had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    COOK
    MSST
    Points 51 67
    FG Made-Attempted 18-52 (.346) 24-56 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-13 (.846) 11-15 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 22

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