December 22, 2009
Mississippi State is boarding a bus and traveling to the capital city for their annual game in Jackson's Mississippi Coliseum.
The Bulldogs will host Centenary at 7 p.m. tonight in their final test before Christmas and have won nine straight playing in the "Big House".
MSU will be vying for their seventh straight win this season and also their seventh against the Gents. State is 6-0 all-time in the series including a 77-55 win in Starkville last season. The Bulldogs are also a perfect 7-0 against teams from the Summit Conference.
Mississippi State enters tonight's game with a 9-2 overall record and are coming off a 70-64 win on the road at Houston. The Bulldogs held Houston to 22 points below their season average in that contest.
MSU is shooting 46.7-percent from the field this season and averaging 75.6 points per game. The Bulldogs are draining 41.5-percent from the outside as well as 69.2-percent from the free throw line. They have also outrebounded their opponents by and held them to only 59.9 points an outing.
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