Mississippi State beats Arkansas, 67-56

By David Brandt/The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — Dee Bost scored 18 points and Renardo Sidney added 12 as Mississippi State beat Arkansas 67-56 on Wednesday night.

Mississippi State (13-10, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) trailed 36-35 with 17:50 remaining in the second half but used a 23-6 run over the next seven minutes to pull away. Bost made 7 of 12 shots from the field, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, despite playing with a sore foot.

Arkansas (14-9, 4-6 SEC) lost for the 11th straight time at Humphrey Coliseum, dating back to 2000. Marcus Britt led the Razorbacks with 10 points, who lost their third straight overall.

Bost became the 33rd player in school history to score 1,000 career points, on a 3-pointer late in the first half. It tied the score at 25 and came in the middle of a 11-0 run for that helped push the Bulldogs’ lead to 33-28 by halftime.

Read more in Thursday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.

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