February 13, 2010

Auburn Preview

Mississippi State is hoping to ride the momentum of Thursday's win over instate rival Ole Miss and use it today when Auburn invades the Humphrey Coliseum.

The Tigers swept MSU last season so the Bulldogs will hoping to exact a little revenge and keep their 10-game home winning streak intact tonight at 6 p.m.

Auburn buried the Bulldogs 76-58 in their last visit to Starkville and also took care of business on the plains 91-76 extending their series advantage to 69-62. State head coach Rick Stansbury is 13-9 all-time against the Tigers.

Mississippi State moved in the second place in the SEC West standings trailing Arkansas by a game and is now 5-4 in the league and 17-7 overall.

The Bulldogs are shooting 43.5-percent from the floor and averaging 72.8 points per game. MSU is also making a conference-best 8.88 3-pointers an outing and knocking down 36.7-percent from downtown. They continue to lead the Southeastern Conference in most defensive categories including field goal defense percentage (37%), blocked shots (8.13), defensive rebounds (29.71) and defensive rebounding percentage (71.1%).

The Bulldogs also have fouled the fewest times in all of the NCAA.



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