CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Trevor Gaskins scored 21 points as Mississippi beat Texas State 83-72 in the first round of the Cancun Governor's Cup on Wednesday night for the Rebels' fifth straight win.
Chris Warren added 18 points for Mississippi (8-2), shooting 3 of 13 from the field and 12 of 12 from the free-throw line.
The Rebels hit 25 of 29 from the line (86.2 percent), including 16 of 18 in the second half and 10 of 10 in the final 3:29, when they led 71-64.
The Bobcats (2-8) hit 2 of 5 foul shots after the break.
Mississippi jumped out to a 12-0 lead, but Texas State tied the score seven times before a 6-0 spurt gave the Rebels a 40-35 halftime lead.
Mississippi led by as many as 13 in the second half. Terrance Henry finished with 13 points and Reginald Buckner had 13 rebounds.
Eddie Rios and Cameron Johnson scored 16 points apiece for the Bobcats, who have lost seven in a row.
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