WATCH: Howland Collects 500th Win as Men’s Hoops Dumps Texas State, 68-51

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“It’s really special. I feel really blessed, and I am really blessed. I’ve coached so many great players, so many great kids. I told our team after the game is the biggest thing that I feel blessed about is that I’ve found something that I love to do. I’ve been doing it my whole life. That’s what you have to find as a person is whatever it is that you love, and that your passionate about to make that your life. It’s such a blessing. I don’t know how many people get a chance to do that, but I’m definitely one of them. I’m very thankful.”

D.J. Stewart Jr. racked up 13 of his career-high 23 points in the second half as Mississippi State stretched a two-point halftime edge into a 68-51 victory over Texas State for head coach Ben Howland’s 500th career win during Monday’s home opener at Humphrey Coliseum. Hear what else Coach Howland had to say right here. Video is courtesy of Hail State Athletics.