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Mississippi State vs. Georgia Basketball Preview

The Mississippi State Bulldogs (10-13, 3-8) will be trying to add another mark in the win column as the Georgia Bulldogs (13-9, 6-5) invade Humphrey Coliseum Saturday night.

Craig Sword and the Mississippi State Bulldogs look to make it two straight as Georgia comes to town.
Craig Sword and the Mississippi State Bulldogs look to make it two straight as Georgia comes to town.
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Coming off a blowout victory over Arkansas (78-46), Mississippi State will be looking to keep their winning ways going as they welcome the Georgia Bulldogs to Starkville.

Gavin Ware led the way for the Bulldogs against Arkansas, providing 21 points and snagging 10 rebounds.This was Ware's 6th double-double of the season. Quinndary Weatherspoon also had a great name, tallying 16 points while grabbing 10 rebounds, marking the first time two players notched a double-double in the same game. Seniors Craig Sword and Fred Thomas added 10 points and eight rebounds to aid the Bulldogs to victory in what Gavin Ware claimed to be "the Bulldogs' biggest conference win in 11 years."

As for the defensive side of the ball, State forced the Razorbacks to commit 10 turnovers, blocked 10 shots, and held the Razorbacks to only 22 percent shooting. They also won the battle of the boards, 50-39.

Georgia enters Saturday's matchup coming off a blowout loss to the Kentucky Wildcats (82-48). In the loss, Yan Maten recorded a double-double, 16 points and 11 rebounds, to lead the Bulldogs. Although Georgia out rebounded the Wildcats, 36-34, they were sloppy with the ball, committing 15 turnovers.

Georgia leads the series between the Bulldogs 55-53. Even though MSU holds a 31-17 advantage when playing Georgia at home, they are looking to snap a 3 game losing streak against the Bulldogs in Humphrey Coliseum. In order to do so, Mississippi State will need to have everybody clicking on defense again, which will lead to production on the offensive end of the court.

Following the matchup against Georgia, Mississippi State will close out their 3 game home stand when they face Vanderbilt Tuesday at 8 p.m.