State Heads for Dallas and Friday Date with UConn

All the back-patting and congratulating has been great, Vic Schaefer agrees. But, "At some time you have to get grounded. Because reality is coming Friday at 9:00."

'Reality' in the form of a first-ever Lady Bulldog appearance in the NCAA Final Four. Mississippi State (33-4 and ranked #7 nationally) advances to the national semifinals round where they meet repeat-defending champion Connecticut in American Airlines Arena.

The Bulldogs had their final campus practice Tuesday afternoon ahead of the evening flight and busy couple of practice days in Dallas. Before leaving, Schaefer and a couple of his senior leaders met with media to discuss this historic opportunity.

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