STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Arnett Moultrie scored 18 points, Dee Bost dished a career-high 13 assists and No. 20 Mississippi State easily beat rival Mississippi 70-60 on Thursday night.
It was another efficient performance for the 6-foot-11 Moultrie, who was 9 of 14 from the field. Moultrie had plenty of easy looks thanks to several nice passes from Bost, who had eight assists in the first half as the Bulldogs built a 40-27 lead.
Mississippi State (19-5, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) scored the first eight points and never trailed. Renardo Sidney added 14 points and Rodney Hood scored 10 for the Bulldogs.
Reginald Buckner had 15 points and nine rebounds for Ole Miss (14-9, 4-5), which has lost three of four. Jarvis Summers scored 12 points and Jelan Kendrick added 11 for the Rebels.