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Recap: Missouri 78, Mississippi St 36
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Date: February 13, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
  

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Keion Bell scored 24 points, Jabari Brown added 20 and Missouri easily defeated Mississippi State 78-36 on Wednesday night.

Missouri (18-6, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the opening minutes and led 34-10 by halftime. It took Mississippi State (7-16, 2-9) more than nine minutes to score its first basket - a 3-pointer by Colin Borchert - but by then the game was basically finished.

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Missouri won its first road game of the season. Mississippi State's losing streak has reached nine games and spanned more than a month.

It is Mississippi State's longest losing streak since 1987 and the 42-point loss is the worst in the history of Humphrey Coliseum, which opened in 1975.

Trivante Bloodman led the Bulldogs with 13 points.

Missouri led by as many as 44 points in the second half. The Tigers shot 31 of 58 (53.4 percent) from the field.

Bell finished 10 of 16 from the field, including 2 of 4 from 3-point range. His 24 points tied a season high and the performance was punctuated by a 360-degree dunk late in the second half.

Brown was 7 of 11 from the field. Missouri outrebounded Mississippi State 46-25.

Missouri's first road win of the season came with ease. The Tigers pushed ahead 23-4 on Bell's jumper 7:11 remaining and were never challenged.

Mississippi State continues to explore the depths of ineptitude with only six scholarship players and two walk-ons in the playing rotation. The Bulldogs haven't won since beating Georgia on Jan. 12 and now face two road games over the next week against LSU and Alabama.

It took Mississippi State more than nine minutes and 12 shot attempts to score. Borchert finally got the Bulldogs on the board with his 3-pointer, but the points didn't come much faster after that.

It's been a trying season for first-year coach Rick Ray, whose roster has been decimated by defections and injuries. But nobody in the SEC is going to feel sorry for the Bulldogs, and they found that out once again during Wednesday's beatdown.

Mississippi State shot just 4 of 25 (16 percent) in the first half. Missouri's Bell outscored the Bulldogs by himself in that half, scoring 16 to lead the Tigers.

The Bulldogs looked a little better early in the second half. A Roquez Johnson free throw pulled Mississippi State within 42-23 with 14:56 left but Missouri scored the next 12 points to erase what little doubt remained.

Mississippi State couldn't shoot the ball from anywhere. The Bulldogs were just 11 of 46 (23.9 percent) from the field, 3 of 19 (15.8 percent) on 3-pointers and 11 of 22 (50 percent) on free throws.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MISSOU  -900   -12.5   143 
 MISSST  +650   +12.5   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MISSOU  -900   -12.5    
 MISSST  +650   +12.5   
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 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MISSOU  19%   72%   n/a 
 MISSST  81%   28%   n/a 
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 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Wednesday, Feb 13
 
    Wake Forest at Boston College
7:00 PM EDT
    Syracuse at Connecticut
7:00 PM EDT
    Miami (FL) at Florida State
7:00 PM EDT
    Hofstra at Georgia State
7:00 PM EDT
    Nebraska at Indiana
7:00 PM EDT
    Delaware at Northeastern
7:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi at Texas AM
7:00 PM EDT
    Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
7:00 PM EDT
    UNC Wilmington at William Mary
7:00 PM EDT
    Bradley at Illinois State
8:00 PM EDT
    Missouri at Mississippi St
8:00 PM EDT
    Creighton at Northern Iowa
8:00 PM EDT
    Evansville at Southern Illinois
8:00 PM EDT
    Iowa State at Texas
8:00 PM EDT
    Arizona State at Utah
8:00 PM EDT
    Tennessee at Vanderbilt
8:00 PM EDT
    Drake at Wichita State
8:00 PM EDT
    Arkansas at Auburn
9:00 PM EDT
    West Virginia at Baylor
9:00 PM EDT
    North Carolina at Duke
9:00 PM EDT
    Purdue at Illinois
9:00 PM EDT
    Providence at South Florida
9:00 PM EDT
    UNLV at Air Force
9:00 PM EDT
    Cal Riverside at UC Irvine
10:00 PM EDT
    San Diego State at Colorado State
10:00 PM EDT
    Oregon State at Washington State
10:00 PM EDT
    Cal State Fullerton at Long Beach State
11:00 PM EDT
    Oregon at Washington
11:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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