News from MSU Media Relations--December 10

The latest sports news from the MSU Media Relations Department...Men's Basketball and Football.

Men's Basketball
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State aims to extend its winning streak at Humphrey Coliseum to 10 games on Wednesday when Charlotte visits for a 6 p.m. tip.

The Bulldogs (6-2) are currently 5-0 at home this year and haven't lost on their own floor since Feb. 2, 2008, when then No. 7 Tennessee claimed a 76-71 victory.

Overall, they've won 13 out of their last 14 at home.

As for Wednesday, MSU faces a 49ers team that's 2-6 on the year but coming off an impressive 66-64 road win at Southern Illinois. Four of their losses by have been by eight points are less.

The two teams have met three times, with Mississippi State winning each contest. The last time they squared off was on Nov. 29, 2006, when the Bulldogs claimed a 78-69 victory at the Hump.

After Wednesday, MSU returns home to face South Alabama at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The ticket office has also announced tickets for the Bulldogs' home games during the holidays against Charlotte (Dec. 10), South Alabama (Dec. 13), San Diego (Dec. 30), Houston (Jan. 3) and Western Kentucky (Jan. 5) are available for $10 each.

The tickets can be ordered online at and can be printed at home. Tickets will also be available at the coliseum box office two hours prior to each game. For more information, contact the MSU ticket office at 888-GO-DAWGS or 662-325-2600 prior to Dec. 22.

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State senior linebacker Dominic Douglas and senior defensive back Derek Pegues were both tabbed with second-team all-Southeastern Conference honors as determined by a vote of the league's coaches, the SEC announced Tuesday.

Douglas, also selected to the Associated Press all-SEC second team, led the conference with 116 total tackles. He was the first Bulldog defender to lead the league in tackles since Mario Haggan posted 132 in 2000. The Clinton, Miss, native played the first four games at outside linebacker before making a switch to the middle linebacker spot.

Pegues was named to the squad for the third-consecutive season, becoming the first State player since Haggan (2000-02) to accomplish that feat. He finished his career with school records for total kick returns, total kick return yardage, kickoff returns and kickoff return yardage. He also closed out his tenure in Starkville with 12 interceptions, tied for second all time in school history.

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