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Mississippi State's second-half explosion too much for Bison

STARKVILLE, Miss.-Mississippi State used a 13-0 run early in the second half to pull away for an 83-59 college men's basketball victory over the North Dakota State Thursday night.Sophomore guard Tyson Carter scored a career-high 35 points for MSU...

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STARKVILLE, Miss.-Mississippi State used a 13-0 run early in the second half to pull away for an 83-59 college men's basketball victory over the North Dakota State Thursday night.

Sophomore guard Tyson Carter scored a career-high 35 points for MSU (6-0) with six three-pointers. Paul Miller led the Bison with 19 points, five rebounds and four assists. A.J. Jacobson scored 15 making 4 of 5 3-pointers.

The Bison, now 3-4, missed their first nine shots of the game and fell behind by as many as 15 points in the first half, but NDSU closed the half with a 10-0 run and trailed 29-24.

NDSU (59): Miller 9-18 0-019, Samuelson 1-4 0-0 3, Jacobson 4-6 3-3 15, Ward 2-10 0-0 4, Eliason 1-2 0-2 2, Dulm 0-0 0-0 0, Quayle 1-3 0-0 3, Hunter 3-8 0-0 9, Geur 1-3 2-2 4, Kreuser 0-3 0-0 0. Totals: 22-57 (FG), 5-8 (FT).

MSU (83): N. Weatherspoon 5-9 1-1 12, Q. Weatherspoon 4-9 0-2 9, Carter 12-17 5-5 35, Ado 2-2 1-1 5, Holman 4-7 2-4 12, Wright 0-5 0-0 0, Stapleton 2-6 0-0 4, Storm 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 1-1 0-0 2, Singleton 1-1 0-0 2, Feazell 0-1 0-2 0, Herard 0-2 2-2 2. Totals: 31-60 (FG), 11-17 (FT).

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Halftime: MSU 29, NDSU 24. Total fouls: NDSU 14, MSU 13. Fouled out: Ado. 3-point goals: NDSU 10-35 (Miller 1-8, Samuelson 1-4, Jacobson 4-5, Quayle 1-3, Hunter 3-7), MSU 10-23 (N. Weatherspoon 1-3, Q. Weatherspoon 1-3, Carter 6-10, Holman 2-3). Rebounds: NDSU 28 (Eliason 6, P. Miller 5), MSU 41 (Holman 9, Carter 6). Assists: NDSU 13 (P. Miller 4, Hunter 3), MSU 15 (Q. Weatherspoon 10). Turnovers: NDSU 14 (Ward 3, Quayle 3), MSU 12 (Ado 4). A--5,831.

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