LAS VEGAS — Quinndary Weatherspoon and Tyson Carter each scored 12 points to lead No. 15 Mississippi State to a 61-57 victory over Saint Mary’s on Wednesday night in the consolation game of the MGM Main Event’s heavyweight division.
Saint Mary’s took a 50-48 lead with 6:15 left, but the Bulldogs went on a 6-0 run, culminated by Aric Holman’s powerful slam dunk.
The Bulldogs (4-1) got nine points and 11 rebounds from Holman, while Lamar Peters added 10. Mississippi State, which matched its season percentage from the free-throw line by hitting 80 percent, also got 20 points from its reserves.
Mississippi State avenged its first loss of the season on Monday, when Arizona State won 72-67.
Jordan Ford scored 23 points for the Gaels (3-2), and Malik Fitts added 10 points and nine rebounds.
Mississippi State closed the first half on a 29-10 run to erase an 11-point deficit and take a 35-27 lead.