Molinar, Smith lead Mississippi St. past Jackson St. 82-59

Molinar, Smith lead Mississippi St. past Jackson St. 82-59
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Iverson Molinar hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points, Tolu Smith added 19 with 12 rebounds and Mississippi State pulled away in the second half to defeat Jackson State 82-59.

Molinar’s 3-pointer gave the Bulldogs a 34-30 halftime lead and he added another 3 as they scored the first 14 points of the second half to lead 50-30 less than five minutes in.

Mississippi State shot 55%, and outrebounded Jackson State 29-10, after the break.

The Bulldogs (3-2) had 20 offensive rebounds and a 17-0 advantage in second-chance points. Tristan Jarrett scored 17 points for the Tigers.