December 16, 2009

Bulldogs win fifth straight game

STARKVILLE, Miss., - Mississippi State continued their winning ways and hot shooting Wednesday night taking down Wright State, 80-69.

The Bulldogs shot a season-high 63-percent for the game and knocked down 12 treys on the evening.

"It was a quality win," said MSU head coach Rick Stansbury. "We shot in the 60's both halves. We shoot the ball well. We will look back and understand that this is a good win for us because that team there is a very good basketball team."

The win was the fifth in a row for the Bulldogs and fifth at Humphrey Coliseum this season.

MSU (8-2) shot 48-percent from behind the arc thanks to a stellar performance by Barry Stewart. The senior co-captain scored a season-high 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting including a season-high five 3-pointers.

"I felt pretty good in warm-ups," Stewart said. "(Coach Marcus Grant) has been working with me on my shot and what I have been doing wrong."

Jarvis Varnado was perfect from the field making all six of his shots finishing with 17 points, eight rebounds and six blocks to bring his season total to 53 on the year.

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