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Recap - Auburn Defeats Mississippi State 78-71

Auburn got 22 points from Allen Flanigan en route to a 78-71 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday at Auburn Arena.

Auburn was a favorite by -1.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.

Auburn got 18 points from Jaylin Williams and another 14 points from Jamal Johnson. Jamal Johnson contributed 7 assists, while JT Thor cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Mississippi State got a 20-point performance from Tolu Smith, who was supported by 19 points from D.J. Stewart Jr.. Abdul Ado had 2 assists in a losing cause for Mississippi State, while Tolu Smith grabbed 9 rebounds.

Auburn was losing at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

Mississippi State had a 35-32 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.