Missouri Basketball Preview: Mississippi St.
On Wednesday (7:00 P.M., SEC Network), the Missouri Tigers (17-6, 6-4) travel to Starkville to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-15, 2-8) in SEC action. Mississippi State is coming home off of a 58-83 loss at Florida, their eighth straight loss, while Missouri heads out onto the road following a 98-79 thrashing of Ole Miss at home. Missouri is winless on the road in conference, while Mississippi State is riding a four-game home losing streak. “(Mississippi State) is a team that I think plays extremely hard,” said Missouri Head Coach Frank Haith. First-year Mississippi State Head Coach Rick Ray is in a tough spot. On Saturday, he suspended one of his best players, in 6’3” 194-pound junior guard Jalen Steele, for a violation of team rules. It doesn’t sound like Steele will play against Missouri. “We’re down to six scholarship guys, and two walk-ons,” said Coach Ray. “The thing we want to talk about to our team is just improving.” Coach Ray is not only faced with...
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