Mississippi State (12-13, 5-7) plays host to Ole Miss (17-8, 8-4) in a rematch of this season's earlier Rebels' 79-73 victory in Oxford.
The Bulldogs enter the contest off of a victory of Missouri last weekend in Columbia. In that contest, the Bulldogs raced out to a 17-point lead, only to see that lead evaporate into a Missouri lead. Mississippi State rallied back ahead to take the lead and the contest 77-74.
Ole Miss had its six-game winning streak snapped in their last outing, a 71-70 loss to Arkansas.
The last time the Bulldogs and Rebels met, Mississippi State ran out to a 13-point lead, but the Rebels battled back to win the game 79-73. In that game, Craig Sword picked up 27 points.
All time, Mississippi State holds a 141-110 series advantage. The Bulldogs have won 15 of the last 16 Starkville meetings between the two teams and 23 out of the last 34 overall.
How to Watch
Starkville, Miss. - Humphrey Coliseum - 8 p.m. CT
TV Talent: Joe Tessitore (pxp), Sean Farnham (analyst)
MSU Radio Talent: Jim Ellis (pxp), Richard Williams (analyst)
Satellite Radio: 84
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