Smith near perfect; Mississippi St. downs Richmond in OT

November 27, 2021 GMT

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tolu Smith scored 22 points with 11 rebounds and Iverson Molinar scored 15 and Mississippi State beat Richmond 82-71 in overtime on Saturday in the consolation game of the Bahamas Championship.

Cameron Matthews started the extra session with a layup and Molinar added a 3-pointer with 3:53 left in the extra session and the Bulldogs (5-1) led the rest of the way.

Tyler Burton made two foul shots with nine seconds left in regulation to pull Richmond into a tie at 66 and Mississippi State failed to get off a shot.

Smith missed just one of 11 shot attempts, D.J. Jeffires scored 13 and Garrett Brooks 11 for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs outrebounded Richmond 44-20.

Burton finished with 23 points for Richmond (3-4), Jacob Gilyard 17, Grant Golden 13 and Dji Bailey 10 off the bench.

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