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Postseason NIT - Mississippi State Downs Richmond 68-67 - Match Report

D.J. Stewart Jr. scored 22 points leading Mississippi State to a 68-67 victory over Richmond at The Super Pit on Thursday.

Mississippi State earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the -4.0-point spread.

Mississippi State got 18 points from Iverson Molinar and another 8 points from Abdul Ado. D.J. Stewart Jr. contributed 5 assists, while Abdul Ado cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Richmond got a 22-point performance from Jacob Gilyard, who was supported by 16 points from Matt Grace. Jacob Gilyard had 6 assists in a losing cause for Richmond, while Nathan Cayo grabbed 5 rebounds.

Mississippi State was losing at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

Mississippi State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 36-21.