STARKVILLE, Miss. – Three games into this basketball season, there is question as to whether or not Mississippi State can muster enough offense to find great success in the 2020-21 campaign. There is no question though that D.J. Stewart is a big piece of the Bulldogs’ puzzle and on Monday night in MSU’s home opener, the sophomore guard showed why.
Stewart set a new career high as he scored 23 points to lead MSU to a 68-51 win over Texas State.
“D.J. Stewart was fantastic all night,” Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland said.
Outside of Stewart, only forward Tolu Smith reached double figures in scoring for the Bulldogs. Smith tallied 12.
No matter though for MSU. Stewart was more than up for the challenge of putting the Bulldogs on his back. He shot 9-of-14 from the field overall, including a red-hot 5-of-6 showing from 3-point range.
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