Mississippi State Defeats Auburn 82-74 - Recap

Roquez Johnson scored 18 points leading Mississippi State to an 82-74 victory over Auburn at Humphrey Coliseum on Wednesday.

Mississippi State won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as underdogs.

Colin Borchert had 17 points for Mississippi State and Fred Thomas chipped in with 14 points. Craig Sword had 8 assists for them, while Craig Sword was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Auburn got a 24-point performance from KT Harrell, who was supported by 17 points from Tahj Shamsid-Deen. Chris Denson had 2 assists in a losing cause for Auburn, while Asauhn Dixon-Tatum grabbed 13 rebounds.

Mississippi State hit the break leading 34-25 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Auburn as they grabbed 32 boards, while Mississippi State only had 27.