STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Tolu Smith scored 12 points, D.J. Jeffries scored 10, 11 Mississippi State players entered the scoring column and the Bulldogs used the second half to pull away from Omaha for a 74-54 win on Monday night.
At 7-0, the Bulldogs are off to their best start since the 2017-18 season when they won their first eight.
Jaeden Marshall's 3-pointer with 16:52 remaining reduced Omaha's deficit to 38-31, but a scoring drought that lasted almost eight minutes for the Mavericks allowed for an 18-0 run and the Bulldogs were never threatened again.