No. 22 Mississippi State beats Auburn, 91-88

DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Published:

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Arnett Moultrie scored 21 points, Renardo Sidney added 17 and No. 22 Mississippi State beat Auburn 91-88 on Saturday.

Dee Bost hit three consecutive 3-pointers to open the second half, turning Mississippi State's 44-43 halftime deficit into a 52-44 lead. The Bulldogs would never trail again, shooting 60.4 percent (29 of 48), including 63.2 percent (12 of 19) from 3-point range.

Bost finished with 15 points, make 4 of 6 from beyond the 3-point line while also adding seven assists. Jalen Steele added 13 points while Rodney Hood scored 11.

Mississippi State (18-5, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) has won five of its past seven games.

Auburn (13-10, 3-6) was led by Varez Ward, who scored 24 points off the bench. Kenny Gabriel added 22.