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Moultrie leads Miss St closing run in 67-57 win over No. 15 Arizona to take 2K Sports Classic
NEW YORK (AP) ' Arnett Moultrie had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Mississippi State closed the game on a 10-2 run for a 67-57 victory over No. 15 Arizona on Friday night to win the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
Dee Bost added eight points and six assists for Mississippi State (4-1), which won an inseason tournament for the first time since 2000 when the Bulldogs won the Bank One Fiesta Bowl Classic, beating host Arizona 75-74.
Josiah Turner made two free throws with 5:13 to play to bring the Wildcats (4-1) within 57-55.
Moultrie, the tournament MVP, started the big closing run with a basket down low and a tip-in. Arizona, which closed its semifinal win over St. John's with a 23-6 run, couldn't get anything going in the final minutes against the Bulldogs missing six of its last seven shots from the field.