November 13, 2012

Florida Atlantic preview

Tonight Mississippi State will try to avoid its first 0-2 start in 45 years.

The Bulldogs will take on Florida Atlantic for the third straight year at 7 p.m. in their home opener.

The series is tied 1-1 with all games having been played inside Humphrey Coliseum and have been decided by a total of nine points. The Bulldogs are 68-15 all-time against Sun Belt opponents.

FAU's 61-59 win over the Bulldogs in 2010 is their only win over a SEC opponent in school history.

MSU picked up the win in last year's contest against the Owls 75-68 despite starters Brian Bryant and Arnett Moultrie missing the game. Dee Bost played 38 minutes and put up 22 points to lead the Bulldogs to victory.

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