Castleton, Richard help Florida top Mississippi State 61-59

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Colin Castleton had 13 points, Will Richard scored 12 and Florida held off Mississippi State 61-59. Richard did all of his scoring from 3-point range, knocking down 4 of 5 shots from distance, for the Gators (11-8, 4-3 Southeastern Conference). Kowacie Reeves had nine points off the bench and Kyle Lofton had eight rebounds and six assists to go with six points. Tolu Smith and reserve Shakeel Moore led the Bulldogs (12-7, 1-6) with 12 points apiece. Will McNair Jr. scored 10 off the bench. Smith and Cameron Matthews both grabbed 11 rebounds. Dashawn Davis hit three 3-pointers and scored nine. Richard scored nine points in the first half on 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc to guide Florida to a 33-24 lead at intermission.

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