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Mississippi State beats San Diego 77-68

Jan 1, 2010 - 2:59 AM SAN DIEGO(AP) -- Jarvis Varnado scored a season-high 23 points and tied his career-best 17 rebounds as Mississippi State won its ninth straight with a 77-68 victory over San Diego on Thursday.

Mississippi State (12-2) used its superior inside game to take control of the game late in the first half and maintained its lead throughout the game. The Bulldogs made 13 of 16 free throws in the final 3:22 to offset San Diego's three 3-point baskets in the last 1:42.

Brandon Johnson scored a career-high 31 points for San Diego (6-9), which lost for the eighth time in 10 games. Johnson made 12 of 15 free throws.

Varnado made 8 of 9 shots from in the paint, including three dunks, and all seven free-throw tries. The 6-foot-9 forward had his seventh double-double of the season. Kodi Augustus provided the outside threat, making 6 of 8 shots, including three 3-pointers.








  • NCAA BB
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    MISSISSIPPI STATE 38 39 77
    SAN DIEGO 30 38 68 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: MISSISSIPPI STATE - JARVIS VARNADO 23, KODI AUGUSTUS 17, TWO
    PLAYERS WITH 10
    SAN DIEGO - BRANDON JOHNSON 31, ROBERTO MAFRA 14,
    CHRIS LEWIS 8

    Dec 31 9:04 PM
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    Mississippi State 72, San Diego 66  2nd - 0:46Dec 31 8:58 PM
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    Mississippi State 57, San Diego 46  2nd - 8:59Dec 31 8:25 PM


  • NCAA BB
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    MISSISSIPPI STATE 38 38
    SAN DIEGO 30 30 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    MISSISSIPPI STATE - KODI AUGUSTUS 11, JARVIS VARNADO 10,
    RAVERN JOHNSON 5
    SAN DIEGO - BRANDON JOHNSON 13, ROBERTO MAFRA 7,
    FOUR PLAYERS WITH 2

    Dec 31 7:46 PM
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    Mississippi State vs. San DiegoDec 31 4:39 PM