STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Charles Rhodes had 18 points and four blocks to lead Mississippi State to its first division title since 2004 with a 91-to-67 win over Alabama Sunday.
Mississippi State finishes the season tied for the Southeastern Conference Western Division's top spot with in-state rival Mississippi.
With its 7-3 division record, Mississippi State wins the tiebreaker and will have a No. 1 seed in the SEC tournament.
The West title is a league-high fifth for the Bulldogs. The loss drops the Tide to fifth place in the division.
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