Mississippi State is in its first NIT championship game
March 27, 2021, 9:25 PM
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FRISCO, Texas — Iverson Molinar scored 25 points and D.J. Stewart Jr. had 23, with the guards combining for nine 3-pointers, as Mississippi State led throughout to beat Louisiana Tech 84-62 on Saturday and reach its first NIT championship game.
Mississippi State (18-14) scored the game’s first 11 points. Molinar, who finished with five 3s, hit from long range on the Bulldogs’ first shot before Stewart had a run of 14 consecutive points that included all four of his made 3s in the matchup of No. 4 seeds.
Two days after hitting the game-winning 3 in the closing seconds of the quarterfinal round to beat