JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Johnny McCants scored a game-high 18 points, including the go-ahead jumper with two minutes left as New Mexico State turned aside a Mississippi State rally to secure a 58-52 win.
Mississippi State came from 14 points down to edge ahead 52-51 on Reggie Perry's dunk.
McCants answered with a jumper at 2:02 to put the Aggies back in the lead and, after a Mississippi State miss, Evan Gilyard's jumper in the paint pushed the New Mexico State lead to 55-52.
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