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Mississippi State men’s basketball travels to Texas A&M for Wednesday game

Tip time is set for 7:30 p.m.

NCAA Basketball: Alabama at Mississippi State Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Mississippi State men’s basketball team heads into the final week of the regular season with an away game against Texas A&M on Wednesday inside Reed Arena. Tip time is set for 7:30 p.m. CT and will air on SEC Network.

The Bulldogs (13-12, 7-9 SEC) are coming off a 64-59 loss to then-No. 6 Alabama on Saturday. The Bulldogs were led by redshirt sophomore guard D.J. Stewart Jr. with 15 points and four assists, while redshirt sophomore forward Tolu Smith and sophomore guard Iverson Molinar added 12 and 11 points, respectively.

In that game, the MSU defense held the Crimson Tide to conference play lows of 64 points and 32.3% shooting.

Stewart leads MSU in scoring with an average of 16.5 points per game, while Molinar is second with 16.3 per game. Smith is averaging 12.6 points and a team-high 8.6 rebounds.

The Aggies (8-7, 2-6 SEC) return to action for the first time since Jan. 30 when they defeated Kansas State 68-61 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

The only Texas A&M player averaging in double figures is sophomore forward Emanuel Miller with 14.8 points per game. He reached 10-plus points in his first eight games and 11 of 14 overall this season. He also leads the team with 7.7 rebounds per game.

Wednesday’s meeting will be the 16th on the hardwood for the Bulldogs and Aggies. Texas A&M holds an 8-7 series advantage on the strength of a 4-1 record inside Reed Arena. The Bulldogs have won four of the last six games. MSU dropped a 56-55 game to the Aggies earlier this season.