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Rack, Mokango rally Mississippi St. past Raiders

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Alexis Rack and Chanel Mokango led a frantic rally as Mississippi State, down nine points to Middle Tennessee State and national scoring leader Alysha Clark with 4½ minutes remaining, surged back for a 68-64 victory in an NCAA Dayton regional first-round game Sunday.

The 7th-seeded Bulldogs (20-12) will meet 2nd-seeded Ohio State (31-4) on Tuesday in a rematch of the Buckeyes' 64-58 victory in Columbus in the second round last season. Ohio State beat St. Francis, Pa., 93-59 earlier Sunday.

Rack and Mokango teamed for all but six of Mississippi State's 40 points in the second half as the Bulldogs came back from deficits of as many as 15 points in the first half and 10 points in the second half. Rack scored 21 after missing all four of her shots in the first half and Mokango added 20 points.

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