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Jamont Gordon had 21 points and Ben Hansbrough 19 for Mississippi State.


No. 12 Western Kentucky 72, No. 13 San Diego 63

TAMPA, Fla. — Behind Courtney Lee’s dazzling array of shots early and his clutch free throws late, the Hilltoppers (29-6) advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in 15 years with a victory over the Toreros (22-14).

Lee finished with 29 points, including a huge 3-pointer that gave his team the lead for good with 6:17 remaining.

Gyno Pomare had 20 points and nine rebounds for San Diego.