STARKVILLE, Miss. — Iverson Molinar and Shakeel Moore combined for 38 points and Mississippi State defeated Detroit Mercy 77-64.

Behind Molinar’s 13 points in the first half, the Bulldogs (3-0) had a 15-point lead before the Titans closed within 39-31 at the break. Moore had 16 points in the second half. Both players scored 19 points.

Detroit Mercy kept the pressure on, getting as close to four.

It was 58-53 when Molinar had a pair of baskets and Moore scored four points in a 12-2 run that pushed the lead into double figures for good, 70-55.

Antoine Davis scored 16 points to lead the Titans.