Good morning, Stark Vegas! Men’s and women’s basketball had big games this weekend and both turned out well for the Bulldogs. Selection Sunday (college football version) was yesterday and we learned the fate of where State’s going bowling.
MBB defeats Dayton on the road
UD Arena is a very tough place to play in, and Ben Howland’s crew got the job done. Quinndary Weatherspoon had 21 points and 12 rebounds in their 65-58 win over the Flyers, but the team shot 31.8% from three-point range. That needs to improve. They’ll play McNeese State tomorrow in Starkville.
WBB dominates No. 10 Texas
Vic Schaefer’s team made a statement yesterday by brushing aside top-ten Texas 67-49. Jazzmun Holmes had a season-high 17 points, Chloe Bibby had 14 and Teaira McCowan added 13 points and 12 boards. This team looks really good and looks to go into SEC play undefeated.
Football heads to the Outback Bowl
The No. 18 Bulldogs will face Iowa in the Outback Bowl, held in Tampa Bay, Florida, at Raymond James Stadium. MSU has now made a bowl game for nine consecutive seasons. The game is on January 1, with kick-off at 11 a.m. CT.
Things are finally starting to pick up in State sports. Not in the sense that teams are starting to win, but teams are finally starting to play.
Let’s get into the national stuff.
College Football Playoff announced
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma
No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame
Georgia came so close to really shaking things up, but Jalen Hurts came to the Tide’s rescue. There wasn’t any huge debate over Oklahoma getting in (unless you’re an Ohio State fan), the only thing people discussed was who deserved it more: Sooners or Buckeyes (or for some, if Georgia still deserved it). What do you guys think?
Bowl slate revealed
Here’s a full list of bowl games for this year. Which ones catch your guys’ eye the most?
Have a good day and Hail State!