It isn’t often that in-state rivals face off in the early stages of a conference tournament, but that will be the case when the upset-minded Mississippi State Bulldogs take on the Ole Miss Rebels on Thursday night.
Mississippi State entered the SEC Tournament as one of the coldest teams in the country after 12 straight losses, but the Bulldogs came to play and blew the doors off Vanderbilt in a double-digit win. However, they were able to score 80+ points on that night, and with their track record on that end of the floor coupled with a better Ole Miss defense, it won’t be that easy.
Ole Miss struggled down the stretch, losing 6 of their last 8, but the talent is very much there for the Rebels. One of their biggest strengths is the ability to limit turnovers while forcing them on the other end, and if the underdog Mississippi State squad has any chance, they’ll need to even that margin.
Here’s how you can take a look at all the action on Thursday evening:
Date: March 13
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET
Location: Atlanta, GA
Arena: Georgia Dome
TV Info: SEC TV (Check Local Listings)/ESPN3
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
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