No. 20 Mississippi State vs. Tennessee: Bulldogs Hang On To Beat The Vols, 62-58

The Mississippi State Bulldogs were able to hold off a second half surge by Tennessee to pick up their first SEC victory.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs held on in the second half to bat the Tennessee Volunteers in Starkville, 62-58. The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, but the Volunteers were able to jump right back and tie the game 8-8 early on. The Bulldogs went on a little run however and took a 36-27 lead into halftime.

The Volunteers weren't backing down however, as they went on a nice little run to get back within four points before a Mississippi State time out to settle things down. The Vols battled tough throughout the second half but the Bulldogs were able to hold on for the 62-58 victory. Arnett Moultrie, Renardo Sidney, and Dee Bost all picked up 13 points for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs picked up their first SEC in the victory while the Volunteers fall to 8-8 on the season and 1-1 in the SEC.

For more on the Mississippi State Bulldogs, visit SB Nation's MSU blog For Whom The Cowbell Tolls. For more on the Tennessee Volunteers, visit SB Nation's Tennessee blog Rocky Top Talk.

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