As Vic Schaefer and the Mississippi State women’s basketball team made it into Nashville for the Southeastern Conference Tournament, the Bulldogs were greeted with a personal gift. The Nashville Predators, runners up in last year’s Stanley Cup finals, made a personalized jersey and presented it to the women’s basketball team.
The SEC Tournament is being hosted in Bridgestone Arena, the home of the Preds, so it’s only natural that both sides would embrace each other. Especially considering that the SEC Tournament got kicked off yesterday and will be continuing through this Sunday when the championship game will be played.
As it currently stands, it looks like multiple SEC teams were met with custom jerseys. If you were to scroll through Bridgestone Arena’s tweets, you’d see that Alabama, Texas A&M, Auburn, and Mizzou all have custom Preds jerseys as well.
Mississippi State’s first game will be in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament against the winner of Alabama and Kentucky. The game will take place tomorrow at noon central time.