Bulldogs fall at home to ETSU

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STARKVILLE, Miss-East Tennessee State’s Hanner Mosquera-Perea tipped in the game-winning bucket with 1.4 seconds left as the Bucs defeated Mississippi State 67-65 on Wednesday night.

Mississippi State’s Lamar Peters sank a 3-pointer to tie the game at 67-67 with 10.9 seconds left. But the last-second put back gave the Bucs their sixth win in the last seven games.

Desonta Bradford led East Tennessee State with 15 points while T.J. Cromer added 14.

Mississippi State (6-3) jumped to an 8-2 lead before the visiting Bucs went on a hot streak. East Tennessee State went on a 12-4 run midway through the first half and took a 29-21 lead with 8:15 left in the half.

The Bucs (8-2) shot 48.1 percent in the first half and led 31-26 at the break. ETSU also held a 20-14 advantage on the boards and outscored the Bulldogs 20-12 in the paint in the first half.