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Rogelio V. Solis, Associated Press
Alabama forward Tony Mitchell (5) pulls in a rebound over Mississippi State center Wendell Lewis (30) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Arnett Moultrie had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 20 Mississippi State rallied in the final minutes to beat Alabama 56-52 on Saturday.

Mississippi State (15-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) was 0 for 14 from 3-point range until late in the second half, when Dee Bost hit three crucial 3-pointers in the final minutes to lift the Bulldogs.

Alabama trailed 33-23 early in the second half but methodically worked its way back into the game with timely baskets and lockdown defense.

The Crimson Tide took a 46-42 lead with 5:40 left, but then Bost's 3-point barrage began. His last one gave the Bulldogs a 51-48 lead with 1:32 remaining. Bost finished with 17 points.

JaMychal Green led Alabama (13-4, 2-1) with 14 points.