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Mississippi 74, Mississippi State 63 / Final

Wed, February 20, 2008 8:00 pm (ET GMT)   Conference: Southeastern  
Location: Smith Coliseum • Oxford, MS  
Bulldogs (63)
Rebels (74)
Score by Half: Mississippi State 30-33 - 63   Mississippi 35-39 - 74  
Officials: Tim Clougherty, Tony Greene, Rick Crawford
Attendance: 9,167
Top Performances
1Dwayne Curtis (MISS) 10 pts (5/11 fg), 16 reb, 4 ast
2Eniel Polynice (MISS) 14 pts (6/11 fg), 5 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl, 3 blk
3Jamont Gordon (MSST) 20 pts (6/17 fg), 4/11 3fg, 6 reb, 2 stl
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before MSST 1717 (#48), MISS 1586 (#110)  After MSST 1690 (#48), MISS 1613 (#110)
ELO Points Transfer: 27
AP Game Recap

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- With its once-promising season slipping away, Mississippi finally made a defensive stop.

Chris Warren scored 22 points, Dwayne Curtis had 10 points and 16 rebounds and Ole Miss held Mississippi State to 38.3 percent shooting in a 74-63 win Wednesday. The win split the season series and kept the Rebels' long-shot hopes for a Southeastern Conference Western Division title rolling.

Ole Miss (18-7, 4-7 SEC) snapped its four-game losing streak and Mississippi State's three-game winning streak, temporarily halting the Bulldogs' sprint away from the division pack. The loss cut Mississippi State's lead over Arkansas to one game and kept the Rebels alive in the race, though they're still four games behind the Bulldogs (17-8, 8-3) in the standings with five games left.

The Rebels picked up a rare win using its defense.

Matchup History
Season Series: Tied, 1-1 Previous 3 Seasons: Mississippi State, 16-15 Since 1992: Mississippi State, 32-25
1/14/06
MSST 65 MISS 75
2/26/05
MISS 68 MSST 71
1/8/05
MSST 87 MISS 76
2/7/04
MISS 56 MSST 80
1/7/04
MSST 61 MISS 54
3/14/03
MISS 64 MSST 73
2/15/03
MISS 64 MSST 68
1/29/03
MSST 58 MISS 57
2/23/02
MISS 59 MSST 61
1/12/02
MSST 59 MISS 66

More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

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