MSU Snaps Georgia’s Undefeated Streak with SEC Opener Victory


Mississippi State (6-3) has won four straight against Georgia (7-1), including its largest margin of victory in the series, 91-59 at home last season.

Molinar made four 3-pointers and was 8 of 14 from the field. Stewart was 8-of-20 shooting and had seven rebounds. The pair entered averaging 35.9 points, which trails only LSU’s Cameron Thomas and Trendon Watford in the SEC.

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Deivon Smith had all 13 of his points in the first half for Mississippi State, which made 12 3-pointers and shot 44% (29 of 66) from the field. Jalen Johnson added 12 points.

P.J. Horne made five 3-pointers and finished with a career-best 21 points to lead Georgia. Toumani Camara added 11 points, and Tye Fagan and Christian Brown had 10 apiece.

Three consecutive 3-pointers, one from Molinar and two from Deivon Smith, gave Mississippi State a double-digit lead midway through the first half as they built a 41-27 halftime lead. Georgia pulled to 67-56 before Mississippi State stretched its lead to 18 with 3:06 remaining.