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Mississippi State closes on 24-5 run, beats Tulane 69-59

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - -

Malik Newman scored 15 points and Mississippi State closed on a 24-5 run and beat Tulane 69-59 on Saturday.
    
Newman was 3 of 9 from the field and made six free throws. Craig Sword had 14 points, and Gavin Ware added 12 points with nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (5-5), who snapped a two-game skid.
    
Dylan Osetkowski scored 20 points to lead Tulane (6-6). Malik Morgan added 11 points.
    
The first half was back and forth with five lead changes and seven ties. Tulane held a 23-19 advantage after Osetkowski's layup. Mississippi State then scored seven straight to take a 26-23 lead after a Gavin Ware bucket and the Bulldogs never trailed the rest of the first half.
    
Cameron Reynolds made a 3 and Tulane led 54-45 with 11:27 to play. Craig Sword answered with a pair of free throws to spark a 15-0 run and the Bulldogs cruised from there.

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