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Recap - Mississippi State Defeats South Carolina 56-54

Craig Sword scored 18 points leading Mississippi State to a 56-54 victory over South Carolina at Humphrey Coliseum on Wednesday.

Mississippi State earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 4-point spread.

Mississippi State got 14 points from Roquez Johnson and another 8 points from Colin Borchert. Craig Sword contributed 2 assists, while Colin Borchert cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

South Carolina got 20 points from Brian Richardson in a losing cause and another 11 points from Bruce Ellington. Eric Smith contributed 5 assists for them, while Brian Richardson had 8 rebounds.

The rebound battle favored South Carolina as they grabbed 38 boards, while Mississippi State only had 29.