The Wildcats are coming off a 86-41 throttling of Alabama State on Wednesday and return two starters from last year's conference championship team.
MSU's defense, help-side and man-to-man sets alike, let it down time and time again Thursday night in Louisiana Tech's 74-67 upset victory over the maroon Bulldogs.
When Mississippi State tips off against Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. Thursday at Humphrey Coliseum, it will have been 11 days since the Bulldogs last took the court.
Before Ole Miss and Mississippi State even kicked off, social media ran rampant with speculation Moorhead would be fired from MSU, win or lose, and the school would anoint Louisiana's Billy Napier as the new coach later in the weekend. The validity of those rumors seems very much in question.
STARKVILLE -- For the 10th straight year, Mississippi State is going bowling.
Two days after suffering its first loss of the season, the Mississippi State men's basketball team responded in a big way Sunday by taking down Coastal Carolina 81-56 in Myrtle Beach Invitational at the HTC Center in Conway, South Carolina.
STARKVILLE -- In case you slept through Mississippi State's snoozefest of a 45-7 win against FCS opponent Abilene Christian, here's a quick recap.
STARKVILLE -- This wasn't a game that's going to rile up the fanbase.
WEST POINT -- For the second time this season, West Point needed a second-half comeback against Lafayette.
Mississippi State stood its ground against the No. 17 team in the country until the final minute Friday.
Behind efficient scoring efforts from Reggie Perry and Iverson Molinar, the Mississippi State men's basketball team passed its first test in the Myrtle Beach Invitational Thursday in Conway, South Carolina.
STARKVILLE -- For the first time this season, the Mississippi State men's basketball team is going on the road.
Well, kind of.
STARKVILLE -- New Orleans' Damien Rosser was a step too slow.
You know that expression, "It was over from the opening kickoff"?
Usually that's figurative, but Saturday, it was literal.
STARKVILLE -- Saturday seemed very reminiscent of Mississippi State's earlier loss to Louisiana State.
The Yellow Jackets (11-2) dominated Horn Lake (5-7), scoring 35 unanswered points en route to a 35-2 win in the opening round of the MHSAA Class 6A playoffs in Starkville.
STARKVILLE -- University of Louisiana Monroe men's basketball coach Keith Richard took a deep sigh.
STARKVILLE -- Evansville created quite a stir in the college basketball world Tuesday night by beating No. 1 Kentucky in Rupp Arena.
While Mississippi State isn't ranked in the Associated Press Top 25, the Bulldogs would nevertheless like to avoid being another Southeastern Conference team to get upset on their home floor when they take on the University of Louisiana Monroe at 6 p.m. Thursday at Humphrey Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Humphrey Coliseum fell silent.
Mississippi State's lone senior torched Florida International, making 5 of 9 3-pointers in Friday's 77-69 season-opening win at Humphrey Coliseum.
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