WATCH: MSU’s Howland, Stewart, Jr. postgame following Bama loss

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D.J. Stewart Jr. fired in a SEC career-high 27 points and collected a career-best four steals, but No. 18 Alabama was able to fend off Mississippi State by an 81-73 decision at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday.

The SEC standings leading Crimson Tide extended the home team’s winning streak to eight consecutive games in the series dating back to the 2016-17 season. Mississippi State has split its two games on the season against top 25 opponents.

Bulldogs head coach Ben Howland and D.J. Stewart, Jr. met with the media following the game. Video is courtesy of the SEC and Hail State Athletics.