ATHENS, Ga. -- — Iverson Molinar scored a career-high 24 points, D.J. Stewart Jr. added 18 and Mississippi State beat previously unbeaten Georgia 83-73 on Wednesday night in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
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.
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.
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