Mississippi St. tops Texas A&M 81-72 in overtime


STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Craig Sword scored 23 points, Gavin Ware added 22 and Mississippi State beat Texas A&M 81-72 in overtime on Saturday.
Mississippi State (12-5, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) rallied from a 52-42 deficit midway through the second half. Ware's crucial steal and putback tied the game at 67 with 30 seconds left.
Texas A&M's Jamal Jones led the Aggies with 24 points, but he was ejected from the game with 1:07 remaining in overtime after receiving two quick technical fouls. Davonte Fitzgerald added 20.
The Bulldogs shot 52.7 percent (29 of 55) from the field. Ware added a team-high 10 rebounds.
Fitzgerald missed a long 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have won it in regulation. Texas A&M (12-5, 3-1) lost for the first time in conference play.


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