The last time Mississippi State and Alabama met on the hardwood a capacity crowd was on hand to watch [db]Jarvis Varnado[/db] break the NCAA all-time record for blocked shots.
Another packed house at Humphrey Coliseum is expected today as Bulldog fans anticipate the return of junior point guard...[details]
2007 (Freshman): Averaged 1.7 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 30 appearances (6.8 mins/gm) as a true freshman, including 2.2 ppg (11-19 FGs & 11-22 FTs) and 1.4 rpg (7.5 mins/gm) in SEC play... 20 of his 46 total rebounds for the season were offensive boards... Hit 47% from the field (18-38 FGs) but only 39% from the line (16-41 FTs)... Played three minutes in NCAA Tournament win over Oregon and seven in the loss to Memphis... Totalled one offensive board (vs. Ala.) and 0-1 FGs (vs. Ga.) in 12 total minutes during the SEC Tournament... Hit his lone shot attempt for two points in regular-season home finale vs. LSU (9 mins)... Played 12 minutes (his most since Jan. 19 at Alabama) at Vanderbilt and had a point, a rebound and a block... Prior to Vandy played but three minutes apiece in wins at Florida and at home vs. Auburn... Had a point and a rebound at South Carolina (8 mins)... Had three points and an offensive board at Ole Miss (8 mins)... Matched his season high with eight points on 4-of-5 FGs, along with three offensive rebounds, in home win over Arkansas (11 mins)... Had four points (1-1 FGs & 2-2 FTs) and two boards (8 mins) in home win over Alabama... Totalled three points (1-2 FGs), four rebounds and two blocks (6 mins) vs. Tennessee... Tallied a season-high eight points on 2-of-2 FGs & 4-of-7 FTs, along with adding three boards and two blocks, in home win over Ole Miss (11 mins)... Grabbed four rebounds and had a steal at Alabama (13 mins)... Hit his lone shot attempt, grabbed an offensive board and blocked a shot in his SEC debut (6 mins) at LSU vs. his homestate Tigers... Tallied five points (1-5 FGs but 3-4 FTs) and matched his season best with five rebounds (3 off.) at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (7 mins)... Also pulled down five boards (9 mins) at Loyola Marymount the game prior... Played a season-most 14 minutes vs. Southeastern Louisiana, totaling two points, four rebounds (3 off.), an assist and a steal... Had three points, three boards, a block and a steal vs. Murray State (8 mins)... Totalled four points (2-2 FGs), two rebounds and a steal vs. UT Martin (8 mins).
Personal: Elgin L. Bailey was born October 20, 1987, in New Orleans, La... Enrolled in MSU's College of Arts and Sciences... The son of April Stewart.