Mississippi State started the second half with a three-point play by Garrison Brooks and scored the first 13 points to lead by 39. Matthews contributed a 3-pointer, finishing 3 of 3 from long range and scoring 11 points.
Brooks had nine points and 11 rebounds as the Bulldogs dominated the boards 47-28. Freshman Cam Carter had eight points and seven assists as MSU had 18 assists and just nine turnovers.
Two reserves, Derrick Carter-Hollinger and Josh Vazquez, led Montana with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Mississippi State finished 13 of 23 behind the arc and 32 of 61 overall.
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