STARKVILLE — Iowa State could have been 0-20 for all Ben Howland cared.
For fans of offense, Tuesday’s matchup between No. 18 Tennessee and Mississippi State was far from ideal. The lid on the basket refused to open, turnovers seemed more frequent than converted baskets and double-figure scorers were hard to come by.
STARKVILLE — There’s good news and bad news for Mississippi State men’s basketball.
D.J. Stewart’s 27 points not enough for Mississippi State against No. 18 Alabama’s balanced scoring effort
The Bulldogs played a respectable game against the SEC-leading Crimson Tide but couldn’t pick up the upset win.
STARKVILLE — When Mississippi State falls asleep Tuesday night, it will see the Ole Miss zone defense in its nightmares.
‘This is the biggest game of the year’: Mississippi State men ready to clash with Ole Miss for first time in 2021
STARKVILLE — Almost predictably and without fail, you can count on Mississippi State men’s basketball coach Ben Howland to say something paying homage to the “one game at a time” cliche every press conference.
The Bulldogs struggled against the Aggies’ press defense in what could prove to be a crushing loss down the line.
Mississippi State men’s basketball notebook: Bulldogs kick off three-game homestand by hosting Texas A&M on Wednesday
STARKVILLE — Many fans in College Station expected Buzz Williams’ Texas A&M Aggies to take a step forward in their coach’s second year at the helm. With the only Wendell Mitchell and Josh Nebo departing from last year’s roster, steady improvement from a 16-14 overall record seemed feasible.
Mississippi State had perhaps its best inside effort all season Saturday but still had to hold on for dear life against Vanderbilt on the road.
STARKVILLE — The final seconds ticked down Tuesday.