Mississippi St. 80, Arkansas 64
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP)—Charles Rhodes had 19 points and Mississippi State made 11 3-pointers to beat Arkansas 84-60 Wednesday night.
It is the Bulldogs’ seventh straight home win over the Razorbacks (15-10, 4-7 Southeastern Conference). With Saturday’s win at Auburn, Mississippi State has won back-to-back conference games for the first time since the 2004-2005 season.
The Bulldogs (14-10, 5-6 SEC) shot 58 percent as a team from behind the arc, with Jamont Gordon and Reginald Delk each hitting three long-range jumpers. Gordon had 18 points and a game-high seven assists, while Delk had 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting
The Razorbacks shot only 36 percent from the field, while the Bulldogs hit 49 percent of their shots.
Senior Dietric Slater and freshman Barry Stewart each had 10 points, while Rhodes had seven rebounds.
Gary Ervin, a former Bulldog point guard, didn’t start and ended the night without a point. He was 0-for-4. Junior Forward Charles Thomas the Razorbacks with 14 points. Sophomore Sean McCurdy added 10 points.