Ole Miss Men's Hoops Falls To Mississippi State, 80-67

Feb. 23, 2000

Box Score

By RALPH D. RUSSO
Associated Press Writer

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Robert Jackson scored 17 points, including 12 in the second half, and Mississippi State completed a season sweep of Mississippi with an 80-67 win on Wednesday night.

The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for Bulldogs and gave State its first sweep of Ole Miss since 1995. Mississippi State (13-13, 4-9 Southeastern Conference) won the first meeting in Oxford 61-59.

Tang Hamilton scored 14 for the Bulldogs. Antonio Jackson added 15.

Rahim Lockhart had 14 to lead Ole Miss (15-11, 3-10), which has lost four straight.

Marcus Hicks scored 12 points, but just two in the second half. Jason Harrison also had 12 for Ole Miss

The Bulldogs went on a 10-0 run with about six minutes remaining to take a 68-52 lead and put away a game that was tightly contested into that point.

Jackson scored eight of 10 points during the decisive run. Hamilton made a dunk off a pass from Derrick Zimmerman to complete the run.

Ole Miss shot well in the first half and controlled the action early. The Rebels were 43 percent from the field and led 30-29 at the half.

But Mississippi State seemed to not be able to miss a shot down the stretch. The Bulldogs shot 67 percent in the second half, including 100 percent (4-of-4) from the 3-point line and 15-of-17 from the free throw line.

 

 

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