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Mississippi State beats South Alabama, 80-65

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Arnett Moultrie scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for his second double-double in three games and Mississippi State cruised to an 80-65 victory over South Alabama on Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum.

The 6-foot-11, 249-pound Moultrie has been dominant in his first season with the Bulldogs since transferring from Texas El-Paso. He shot 9 of 16 from the field against the Jaguars, including a 3-pointer early in the second half that gave Mississippi State (2-1) an 18-point lead - its largest of the game.

Dee Bost scored 16 points, Rodney Hood 15 and Brian Bryant 10 as the Bulldogs used a 19-0 run early in the first half to take an insurmountable 28-11 lead. Starting forward Renardo Sidney didn't play because of a groin injury.

Augustine Rubit led South Alabama (0-1) with 16 points and nine rebounds. Mychal Ammons scored 15 points off the bench while Freddie Goldstein added 11.

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