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Mississippi State beats No. 15 Arizona 67-57

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By JIM O'CONNELL
AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - Arnett Moultrie had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Mississippi State closed the game on a 10-2 run for a 67-57 victory over No. 15 Arizona on Friday night to win the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.

Dee Bost added eight points and six assists for Mississippi State (4-1), which won an inseason tournament for the first time since 2000 when the Bulldogs won the Bank One Fiesta Bowl Classic, beating host Arizona 75-74.

Josiah Turner made two free throws with 5:13 to play to bring the Wildcats (4-1) within 57-55.

Moultrie, the tournament MVP, started the big closing run with a basket down low and a tip-in. Arizona, which closed its semifinal win over St. John's with a 23-6 run, couldn't get anything going in the final minutes against the Bulldogs missing 6 of its last seven shots from the field.

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