Bulldogs Back Home Hosting Alcorn State

They're already taking early-schedule lumps. At the same time the Bulldogs are also showing early-season emotional grit that should serve them well. "Sometimes you have to fall down to get back up," guard Trivante Bloodman said. "I feel that might help us later in the season."

Falling down might be a mild description for what Mississippi State (1-4) has endured getting their season underway. A week in Hawaii saw the Bulldogs knocked down by quality competition with losses to North Carolina, Marquette, and Texas. None of which was a surprise as State, which soon will have ‘short-handed' practically as part of the name, had just eight available bodies for the Maui...

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