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No. 24 Miss. St. 82, Miss. 58

January 14, 2000

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) _ Freshman LaToya Thomas had 31 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to help No. 24 Mississippi State to an 82-58 victory over Mississippi on Thursday night.

The largest margin of victory by the Bulldogs (12-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) in the series’ 26-year history came before a record crowd of 2,253.

Thomas was 10-of-16 from the field and 10-of-12 from the free throw line. Sophomore forward Jennifer Fambrough had 16 points for Mississippi State, while senior guard Angela Harris added 10.

Reserve guard Von-Gretchen Kirk was 3-for-6 from 3-point range and had 12 points for the Lady Rebels (10-4, 0-2), while Chandra Dorsey had 10.

Mississippi State used a 14-0 run to take a 20-9 lead and went was up 41-24 at halftime.

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