Mississippi State men's basketball

D.J. Stewart Jr. (3) leads Mississippi State out of the locker room before an earlier game this season.

The Bulldogs are now in the semifinals of the NIT where another group of Bulldogs await Saturday in Louisiana Tech, which defeated coach Rick Stansbury’s Western Kentucky squad 72-65. The battle of Bulldogs in the NIT takes place in Frisco, Texas, at Comeria Center and the 2 p.m. game will be televised by ESPN.

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