STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State used a dominating defensive showing and balanced scoring attack to move past Louisiana-Monroe 62-45 on Thursday at Humphrey Coliseum.
Reggie Perry had 14 points and 14 rebounds to lead four Bulldogs in double digits. It marked the second consecutive double-double for Perry, who also had three assists and two steals. Robert Woodard had 13 points for the Bulldogs (3-0) while Iverson Molinar and D.J. Stewart each had 10 points.
"I thought we played really good basketball," said Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland. "Our defense was very effective against a team that had Texas A&M down by eight points in College Station, Texas. We did an especially good job on their guards and both were returning all-league players in their conference.