Mississippi State trailed by 14 points early in the 2nd half and then Iverson Molinar and D.J. Stewart Jr. put the Bulldogs on their backs, carrying Mississippi State to a spirited 78-63 comeback victory over #13 Missouri on Tuesday night at Humphrey Coliseum.
The sophomore guards amassed 36 of the team’s 51 second-half points on a collective 14-of-20 shooting performance. At one point during the second half, the Molinar-Stewart Jr. combo racked up 24 consecutive points for the Bulldogs.
The 15-point victory was the 5th largest margin of victory for Mississippi State over a ranked opponent and the 2nd best margin of victory over a top-15 team in program history. It also marked the program’s first triumph over a top-15 foe since the Bulldogs defeated #15 Arizona 67-57 on Nov. 18, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Coach Ben Howland along with MSU players DJ Stewart and Abdul Ado recapped the performance after the game. Hear what they had to say right here. Video is courtesy of Hail State Athletics.