NCAA Tournament March Madness

#21 Mississippi St

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Projected seed: 9

Mississippi State's season has been defined by its stout defense, which has consistently been a thorn in the side of its opponents. Notably, a win against Tennessee, a formidable opponent, stands out as a testament to their grit, while victories over Auburn and Alabama also polish the resume. However, losses to unranked teams such as Georgia Tech and Southern Univ cast a shadow over their overall performance, suggesting occasional vulnerability. Despite the stumbling blocks, the proof of their mettle came from successfully navigating clashes against quality teams like Kentucky and Arkansas, albeit with mixed results. As they head into their final regular season games against Texas A&M and South Carolina, these contests loom large—not just as opportunities to solidify their standing, but also as potential pitfalls if they fail to capitalize on their defensive prowess. A strong finish could compellingly argue for a more favorable seeding come tournament time.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/8(N)Arizona St120W71-56
11/11TN Martin180W87-63
11/14North Alabama241W81-54
11/18(N)Washington St43W76-64
11/19(N)Northwestern26W66-57
11/24Nicholls St272W74-61
11/28@Georgia Tech134L67-59
12/3Southern Univ255L60-59
12/9(N)Tulane141W106-76
12/13Murray St150W85-81
12/17(N)North Texas92W72-54
12/23(N)Rutgers83W70-60
12/31Bethune-Cookman305W85-62
1/6@South Carolina15L68-62
1/10Tennessee5W77-72
1/13Alabama11L82-74
1/17@Kentucky14L90-77
1/20Vanderbilt243W68-55
1/24@Florida23L79-70
1/27Auburn7W64-58
1/30@Mississippi58L86-82
2/3@Alabama11L99-67
2/7Georgia97W75-62
2/10@Missouri175W75-51
2/17Arkansas114W71-67
2/21Mississippi58W83-71
2/24@LSU88W87-67
2/27Kentucky14L91-89
3/2@Auburn7L78-63
3/6@Texas A&M4447%
3/9South Carolina1559%