Mississippi State tops San Diego 69-52 in Hawaii

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HONOLULU (AP)—Renardo Sidney scored 19 points and Ravern Johnson added 18 as Mississippi State cruised to a 69-52 victory over San Diego on Thursday in a consolation game of the Diamond Head Classic.

Sidney, playing just his second collegiate game after sitting through two suspensions, came off the bench and shot 7 of 12 in 19 minutes. He also made all five of his free throw attempts and grabbed six rebounds.

Kodi Augustus added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (8-4), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Mississippi State shot 42 percent in the first half to take a 37-24 lead at intermission. The Bulldogs held San Diego (2-10) to 30 percent shooting and without a double-digit scorer.

Mississippi State led by as many as 22 points with 5:27 left after an Augustus basket made the score 62-40.

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 Top Performers
 San Diego
Devin Ginty Devin Ginty
3-8,  8 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Mississippi St.
Renardo Sidney Renardo Sidney
7-12,  19 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists

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