Mississippi St. 78, Charlotte 69

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP)—Jamont Gordon scored 20 points Wednesday to lead Mississippi State to a 78-69 victory over Charlotte.

Gordon was 6 of 10 from the field and the point guard also led the Bulldogs (3-2) in rebounds for the fourth time this season with 12.

Mississippi State committed a season-low 11 turnovers, including just two in the second half, to stop a two-game losing streak.

A pair of freshmen, Ben Hansbrough and Barry Stewart, added 15 and 13 points, and Charles Rhodes chipped in 11.

The 49ers (2-3) led by six early and were tied late in the first half. But Hansbrough hit a running 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Bulldogs a 29-26 halftime advantage.

The Bulldogs grabbed a season-high 46 rebounds and earned 28 points in the paint.

Leemire Goldwire led the 49ers with 23 points, hitting 7 of 8 free throws. De’Angelo Alexander added 14 points and Drayton chipped in 12.

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L. Goldwire L. Goldwire
6-18,  23 Pts
8 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Mississippi St.
J. Gordon J. Gordon
6-10,  20 Pts
12 Rebs, 4 Assists

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