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January 16, 2010
Mississippi State comes back, tops Dawgs
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Dee Bost and Phil Turner each scored 15 points to lead Mississippi State to a 72-69 victory over Georgia on Saturday.
Mississippi State (15-3, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) overcame two separate double-digit deficits in the game.
Georgia (8-8, 0-3) led 41-30 at halftime and led 64-51 late in the second half.
Bost hit a running jumper in the lane with 39 seconds left to give Mississippi State a 72-69 edge after a 16-3 run got Mississippi State back into the game.
Barry Stewart blocked Ricky McPhee's game-tying 3-point attempt with 10 seconds remaining. A similar shot by Dustin Ware was no good at the buzzer.
Jarvis Varnado scored 14 points and 14 rebounds for Mississippi State, while Barry Stewart chipped in 10.