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No. 21 Mississippi State beats West Virginia 75-62

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Arnett Moultrie had 21 points and 13 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season and No. 21 Mississippi State pulled away from West Virginia for a 75-62 victory on Saturday night.

Dee Bost scored 17 points and Jalen Steele added 10, including a 3-pointer late in the second half that gave the Bulldogs a 67-57 lead.

Mississippi State (8-1) led throughout the first half, but a free throw by Deniz Kilicli gave the Mountaineers a 35-34 advantage right after halftime. The game remained close until Bost's steal and ensuing slam put Mississippi State ahead 60-54 with 5:31 remaining.

Kevin Jones and Kilicli led West Virginia (4-2) with 14 points each.

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