Pipin’ Hot Stew

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The buzz word after Mississippi State’s 70-56 win at Arkansas was “poise,” because the young Bulldogs showed plenty of it. For a team so lacking in senior leadership, it was mildly surprising to see them not get rattled at Bud Walton Arena. Dee Bost, the freshman point guard, was indeed calm and collected en route to his 17-point performance, and his improved play has been key in MSU’s recent surge.

But, of course, we can’t forget about Barry Stewart. The junior shooting guard has suddenly found the stroke that eluded him for most of the non-SEC schedule. After last Saturday’s win over Houston, Stewart was shooting 35.1 percent from the field, 30.3 percent from 3-point range, and was averaging 10.1 points per game. But the last two games, against Western Kentucky and Arkansas, Stew has hit 64.7 percent of his shots, including 70 percent (7 of 10) from downtown, with a 17.5-point average.

So, for the season, he’s now shooting 38.5 percent, including 35.5 from 3-point land, and averaging 11.0 ppg.

“He’s gotten good shots,” MSU coach Rick Stansbury said. “I think early, if you look at his shots, a lot of forced shots. Now he’s getting better shots, and Dee’s doing a better job getting him the ball.”

I went back and listened to the postgame tape, and was surprised to discover that Stewart was not asked specifically about his recent play, at least not while I was listening in. If he keeps it up, though, I expect those questions will come.

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10 Responses to “Pipin’ Hot Stew”

  1. thespear Says:

    One thing I’ve noticed is that a lot of those shots have come when Dee pushes the ball up court and Barry is spotted up ahead of the defense!

  2. coachsmith Says:

    I’m so proud of our dawgs this year. We are young but we are coming around. There will be some hard times,so everyone be patient. The reason coach has had transfers lately is he wants a national title. The kids that left wouldn’t be able to bring that. The kids that left are not playing much at their new schools. Coach evaluate his players and if they don’t have that (it) he lets them leave if they want. The young guys we have now have a lot more talent then the guys that left. Coach could have held on to those guys and been good,but not great. We need to want greatness and coach will bring us that. Remember if it wasn’t for the NBA we would have a national title by now. Be patient coach will get us one. We are one special big guy away from making a run next year. We all know coach will go get him. Remember Mr.Sidney from mississippi

  3. buzzardroostus Says:

    We definitely have something to build on. I’m more excited about our basketball team than I’ve been since going to the Final Four. Mainly because of the potential I see. The thing that still bothers the mess out of me is that we can’t seem to make free throws consistently. That’s going to cost us some close games this year.

  4. judwe Says:

    I mentioned Tony Delk averaging 7 minutes and 2 pts while being buried on the Louisville bench. Well it seems that Scotty Hopson is not the Moses Tennessee thought he was. There are some grumblings starting to happen in Kville, like, “Is he coachable?”.

  5. leeearl Says:

    Well, I’m watchin’ the MSU/Arky game for the 3rd time and each time I’m more impressed, this is a HUGE win, especially with the respect that Arky was getting nationally after beating Texas and Oklahoma.
    Very impressive win for us and total domination on O and D!!!!

  6. maxdawg Says:

    I watched the replay this morning. If Arky doesn’t shoot better than that they will be bad dissapointed this year.

  7. leeearl Says:

    They just stunk it up and we lit it up, either way, our team shooting and playing defense like that on the road is a good sign…

  8. imabulldog Says:

    Somethin new BL, getting bored at work

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