Mississippi State outlasts Troy 92-83 in OT

By: AP
By: AP

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Ravern Johnson scored 33 points to lead
Mississippi State to a 92-83 overtime victory over Troy on Friday
night.

Mississippi State (3-0) opened the overtime period on a 10-4 run
and never trailed the rest of the game.

Troy (1-3) led 38-34 at halftime and for most of the second
half. But a late 15-2 run gave the Bulldogs a 67-65 lead, their
first of the second half, with 4:54 to play.

Trailing 74-71 with 2.5 seconds remaining, Trojans guard Vernon
Taylor hit a 3-pointer as time expired to send the game into
overtime.

Brian Bryant scored 15 points for the Bulldogs, while Riley
Benock added 12. Kodi Augustus finished with 11 and Jalen Steele
chipped in 10.

Taylor paced the Trojans with 24 points and Bernard Toombs added
19. Levan Patsatsia scored 15 points, Travis Lee 12 and Shawntez
Patterson 11.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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