October 5, 2022

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Bulldog basketball travels to purple scorching Alabama

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DJ Stewart (Picture: Gene Swindoll, Gene’s Web page, 247Athletics)

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Mississippi Condition is in need of a rebound, both figuratively and actually. The Bulldogs dropped a extremely disappointing activity to Ole Pass up before this 7 days. Not only did the Rebels outscore the Bulldogs, they also won the fight of the boards. Regardless of the simple fact that Point out had additional sizing down small, Ole Skip pulled down 6 extra rebounds. In the end, all those half dozen possessions may not have mattered in the remaining tally, but rebounding has been a staple of Bulldog basketball in recent years.

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In a win against Florida final 7 days, Mentor Ben Howland’s workforce owned the glass outrebounding the Gators 47-21. Searching at the box rating, that activity should not have been near. State earned the get, but dominated the glass.

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On Saturday, Mississippi State will vacation to Coleman Coliseum on the campus of Alabama. Some good and not so very good Bulldog teams have struggled to depart Tuscaloosa with a victory on the hardwood. State’s last earn on the street at Alabama arrived in 2016. Freshman guard Quinndary Weatherspoon led the workforce with 15 points in the 67-61 acquire.

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Alabama is taking part in on a further stage these days. The Crimson Tide is 12-3 in general and undefeated in SEC engage in with a ideal 7- mark. Alabama has received eight straight games and have performed it mostly by bombing from beyond the three-place line. Coach Nate Oats’ staff has attempted the third most three issue baskets in D1. The Crimson Tide has fired up 460 shot from further than the arc. Only Liberty (465) and San Francisco (493) have attempted far more.

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On the other side of the court docket, Mississippi Point out has allowed opponents to change on 35.2% if their three-position baskets. The Bulldogs are 254th nationally out of 340 D1 groups in three-stage defense on the time. Condition has been content material in new years to permit opponents to endeavor the low percentage shot. The rub this weekend is that Alabama has started producing all those photographs with regularity.

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It is difficult to count on a group to have a shooting slump in their house fitness center, but that will be the Bulldog hope on Saturday when items tip off at 5 PM. Alabama is an electric powered workforce offensively. In a fight for initial area against LSU, Alabama despatched a information. The Tide won by 30 in Baton Rouge by the rely of 105-75.

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In other information, Mississippi Point out might be on the verge of acquiring some genuinely excellent news on the football recruiting front. The Bulldogs have prolonged an provide to Texas transfer defensive again Jaylen Inexperienced. It appears that the previous 5-star has been receptive to Mississippi State’s advances. It also appears that he can nevertheless make it into university for the spring semester. Point out admirers are only waiting for the flag to fly and for Environmentally friendly to join the class. Could Point out pull of a shocker this weekend?