WATCH: BIG BLUE BLUES: BULLDOGS SURVIVE AGAINST KENTUCKY IN MUSIC CITY

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Iverson Molinar pumped in 8 of his team-leading 21 points during the final 3:07 of the contest headed by the go-ahead free throws with 7.1 seconds left to vault Mississippi State to a 74-73 victory over Kentucky in Thursday’s SEC Tournament Second Round at Bridgestone Arena. The Bulldogs (15-13) advance to face top-seed and No. 5 Alabama during Friday’s quarterfinal round at 11 AM CT televised by ESPN and the Watch ESPN app.

Molinar was an efficient 8-of-10 from the floor highlighted by a pair of three-pointers to bring State back from a five-point deficit inside the last 3:07. The 21 points marked his seventh game of 20-plus on the season.

Mississippi State head basketball coach Ben Howland, center Abdul Ado, and guard Iverson Molinar all spoke with the media following the big win over Big Blue Nation. Video is courtesy of the SEC.