REWIND: Mississippi State (19-10, 10-6 SEC) | State of Mississippi

Looking back: The Bulldogs scored in both games last week, defeating Alabama 80-73 on Tuesday at home and also winning in Missouri, 67-63.

Looking forward: MSU closes the regular season this week, playing Tuesday in South Carolina and Saturday against Ole Miss. Both games are scheduled for 5.30pm. starts on the SEC network.

Who shot: Tyson Carter scored 34 points, shooting 12 out of 19 from the field on the bench last week. Carter had 19 points against Alabama and led the state with 15 points in Missouri.

Who is not: The top seven players in the Bulldogs rotation are all playing well, but the Bulldogs don’t get much contribution beyond that.

NET Rankings Watch: The Bulldogs were 52nd in Sunday’s update of the NCAA NET rankings, up four points from last week.

Bottom line: The state of Mississippi remains on the bubble by entering the last week of the regular season. But despite winning twice last week, the Bulldogs actually abandoned ESPN staffologist Joe Lunardi from the “first four out” to the “next four”. MSU has to win – and may even need help – if she returns to dance this year.


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