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Miss. State defeats S. Florida, advances to Las Vegas Classic Championship

The Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the South Florida Bulls to advance to the championship round of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Sunday night, winning 71-66. The Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the South Florida Bulls to advance to the championship round of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Sunday night, winning 71-66.

LAS VEGAS (RNN) – The Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the South Florida Bulls in the third round of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Sunday night, winning 71-66.

The victory was the fourth-straight win for the Bulldogs (9-2).

MSU led going into halftime 38-35 after trailing early on in the first half. The Bulldogs could not stop a surging Bulls team (8-3) from catching up and taking a 45-44 lead within five minutes of the second half.

The game continued to go back and forth until the last six minutes, when the Bulldogs broke a 58-58 tie.

The Bulldogs are now 3-0 against USF all-time; the two teams last met in 1974.

Guard Fred Thomas was MSU's leading scorer with 14 points off the bench. The Bulldogs bench outscored the Bulls bench 26-9 in the game. Forward Colin Borchert scored 11 points and five rebounds, while both forward Gavin Ware and guard Craig Sword scored 10 points each.

MSU outrebounded USF 32-31, but only shot 45.5 percent from field goal range and 35.7 percent from 3-point range.

The Bulldogs will play UNLV in the tournament championship at 10:30 p.m. on Monday. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.

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