No. 9 Mississippi St. 85, Slavonska Banka 68
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) _ Darryl Wilson had 23 points and Dontae’ Jones added 17 as No. 9 Mississippi State pushed past Slavonska Banka 85-68 in exhibition play Saturday night.
Mississippi State jumped out to a 28-9 lead with just over seven minutes left in the first half. Slavonska went on a 20-10 run to pull to 38-29, with 1:41 left. The Bulldogs led 42-29 at halftime.
Slavonska came out from the half with a 27-16 run to pull to 58-56 with nine minutes left in the game.
Mississippi State pulled away from there, eventually pushing the lead to 77-58.
Erick Dampier added 15 points and Marcus Bullard 10 for the Bulldogs and Jones contributed nine rebounds.
The Slavonska Banka club team from Croatia, 0-3 on its United States tour, was led by Boris Gnjidic with 19 points. Damir Voloder and Nalice Hart added 17 and 13 points respectively.