Not mean, screaming or cussing. "It's a real concern for me going into the game on Sunday. Well, this is real". The season still turned out great for Mississippi State with the program's first trip to the Final Four and an epic victory there over UConn in the national semifinals.
Keldon Johnson added 14 points for the Wildcats while fellow Wildcats guard Tyler Herro added 13 points.
Tennessee (15-7, 4-5 SEC) plays its second game in a row on the road, as it travels to Starkville, Mississippi, to take on No. 6/6 Mississippi State (21-1, 9-0 SEC) on Sunday. Weatherspoon is coming off one of his best performance of the season against LSU, recording 27 points, two rebounds and two assists against the Tigers. Before you make any Kentucky vs. Mississippi State picks, check out the college basketball predictions from SportsLine's proven computer model. Mississippi State goes down on Saturday afternoon in Starkville, Mississippi, and this bout brings with it an entirely different dynamic than the first.
Tennessee struggled with Mississippi State's combination of size and speed. "We just kept fighting". The Bulldogs followed with the final six points of the quarter for a 61-49 lead. The Bulldogs have lost four of their last six. MSU has scored 80 or more points eight time in conference play. The veteran coach made it clear he has high standards. "He doesn't go get rebounds, doesn't get loose balls, missed one-footers, missed free throws". This was as good as we've played in a long time. Come out with great energy.
Kentucky rolls into this one at 19-3 on the year. The Wildcats never trailed again, outscoring the Bulldogs 25-8 over the rest of the first half for a 40-25 halftime advantage. She is averaging 17.2 ppg and 9.7 rpg in SEC play.
He said that might have been part of the reason for the rocky second half.
"They have to stay after it and they have to know they're coming in here with their ears peeled back ready to go", Schaefer said. I see A&M, Tennessee, South Carolina and Missouri getting better, but I don't see us getting better.
Kentucky: The Wildcats' defense has been phenomenal over the past few weeks, but they gave up 42 points in the second half.
Tennessee hosts Auburn on Thursday.
MSU coach Vic Schaefer was rocking a pink tie and pink sneakers, while his Bulldogs rocked Tennessee. That was a damaging loss for the Bulldogs, who have fallen to 4-5 in SEC play as they fight for attention on a crowded NCAA tournament bubble. "We had two pretty good days of practice (Tuesday and Wednesday) and we shot for an hour (Thursday) and had a good workout (Friday) and I hope we will have another good one (Saturday) and get ready for Sunday". It was the team's fourth-lowest margin of victory in SEC play behind 15 at home vs. Kentucky and SC, and nine at home vs. Georgia. They shot 45.5 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from the three-point line while hitting 8-of-10 free throws.