Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
DeVille Smith spied a tall, lanky Arnett Moultrie circling behind the defense and tossed up an alley-oop pass. It looked well behind Moultrie's head, but the 6-foot-11 junior cocked one his long arms back, plucked the ball out of the air and slammed it through the hoop. Mississippi State has proven it can win games without Moultrie. It sure is easier when he's on the court. Moultrie had 20 points and Dee Bost added 18 as the 24th-ranked Bulldogs cruised to an 82-59 victory over North Texas on Sunday. Mississippi State (7-1) has won six straight games and now has a week to rest before hosting West Virginia in the SEC/Big East Challenge ''It's still early, but I think we're one of the best teams in the nation,'' Bost said. With Moultrie back on the court, Bost's case becomes much stronger. Frontcourt starters Moultrie and Renardo Sidney returned to the lineup after both missed two games because of injuries. Moultrie continued his hot start to the season, shooting 5 of 9 from the...
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