It wasn’t an Alabama vs. Mississippi State football game, but it sure felt like one.
Every Mississippi State basketball fan on the planet had seen this movie play out a time or two. Presented with any chance to beat Kentucky over the past 12 years, the tale always begins with an energetic MSU team racing out to a large lead. Which, of course, withers away and ends in disappointment.
You wouldn’t be able to tell Texas A&M endured a 33-day layoff from watching the first half of Wednesday’s contest with Mississippi State in College Station.
STARKVILLE — Pushing No. 6 Alabama to the brink, Mississippi State turned to its two seniors on senior night in the most crucial moments, hoping for a storybook ending.
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State hit a new low Saturday.
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 — When Mississippi State falls asleep Tuesday night, it will see the Ole Miss zone defense in its nightmares.
After a pair of 20-point performances, Mississippi State point guard was named the Southeastern Conference’s Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
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.