As a team last Saturday, the Bulldogs shot 47 percent from the field against BWBA of California, including 11-of-27 (41%) accuracy from beyond the three-point arc. Along with owning a decisive 55-32 rebounding advantage last week, MSU had 11 different players contribute to the team's balanced scoring attack. Freshmen Marcus Campbell and Winsome Frazier rounded out the Bulldogs' double-digit scorers with 12 and 11 points, respectively, versus BWBA.
Comprised of some local British players and a handful of former collegiate players from the United States, the Birmingham Bullets of England brought a 1-4 record into their Friday night exhibition contest at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. After opening their current seven-game, 10-day exhibition tour with losses to Florida (108-85 on Nov. 1) and Central Florida (103-101 on Nov. 2), the Birmingham Bullets claimed an 80-62 win over Alabama State this past Sunday. Most recently, the Bullets dropped decisions at Alabama A&M (85-77) and Western Kentucky (86-80) this past Monday and Wednesday, respectively.
Mississippi State opens the 2001-02 regular season with a three-game homestand, beginning next Saturday (Nov. 17) with a 7 p.m. contest against Nicholls State University of the Southland Conference. The Bulldogs will also play host to Florida A&M and Arkansas-Little Rock on Nov. 19 and 21, respectively, before playing at Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, Nov. 24.