STARKVILLE — It’s possible Mississippi State’s senior point guard Dee Bost should come to Humphrey Coliseum this week was a two-word sign literally hanging from him — help wanted.
Brian Bryant, who is not only Bost’s guard teammate and roommate on campus and on the road, said he doesn’t have to see the tape of MSU’s 98-88 loss at Arkansas to see where the 20th-ranked Bulldogs went wrong. It’s already been discussed in a closed-door meeting between the two friends.
STARKVILLE — Most incoming freshmen in any college sport are asked to raise their level of play.
Mississippi State forward Rodney Hood is enjoying just being a part of a team where he isn’t the focus.
STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State men’s basketball team will open its 2012 Southeastern Conference schedule the same way it will conclude the regular season — against long-time foe University of Arkansas.
PARIS, France — The Mississippi State men’s basketball team opened its European trip with a double-digit victory, and it concluded it with another one Saturday with a 99-71 victory against the French team Stade De Vanves.
STARKVILLE — Bulked up and anxious to hit the court, Mississippi State forward Arnett Moultrie is ready to see what he can do in the Southeastern Conference.
STARKVILLE — Expect a different Renardo Sidney this season.
The Mississippi State junior center spent more than a month working out with former NBA player and coach John Lucas in Houston, Texas, to shed weight and to improve his conditioning.
STARKVILLE — Expect a much different Renardo Sidney this season.
The Mississippi State junior center spent over a month working out with former NBA player and coach John Lucas in Houston, Texas to shed weight and improve his conditioning.
Sidney returned to campus last week 23 pounds lighter after weighing 320 pounds when he showed up in Houston in May.
STARKVILLE — Dee Bost knows his shot has been off the past two weeks.
He knows his hamstring and Achilles’ injuries are limiting his lateral movement and the lift on his jump shot.
But as Mississippi State’s second-leading scorer, Bost’s point production will be critical in the Bulldogs’ quarterfinal matchup against LSU or Vanderbilt on Friday at the Southeastern Conference tournament.
STARKVILLE — With a bye in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, the Mississippi State men’s basketball team has a more favorable path to Sunday’s title game.
But the Bulldogs won’t know who they’ll face in the quarterfinals until Thursday.
MSU will open play Friday in Atlanta against the winner of the LSU and Vanderbilt game. Both teams defeated MSU in Starkville this season.
STARKVILLE — At this point of the season, it’s perhaps fitting Mississippi State’s men’s basketball team deal with a new piece of adversity each day.
Against LSU, it was Dee Bost being limited with a strained Achilles’ tendon and the beginning of Ravern Johnson’s suspension.
Both issues lingered Wednesday for MSU’s home game against Arkansas. But thrown on top of was senior guard Riley Benock’s questionable status due to an ailing shoulder picked up in a collision during practice Tuesday.