Bulldogs Move Up to #16

The Troy Trojans came to Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday as a 4-3 team who lead the nation in 3-pointers.  They left with their sword between their legs as MSU dominated them 106-68.  The Bulldogs basically toyed with them the entire game shooting 56.3%.  State tied a school record with 16 three pointers themselves and Bost, Moultrie, and Sidney all had over 20 points.  The result: Mississippi State is now #16 in the coaches poll and #17 in the AP, and look who’s atop the SEC standings:
                                                                  Record                  vs. Top 25            Streak
Mississippi State 9-1 2-0 W8
Kentucky 8-1 2-0 L1
Ole Miss 8-1 0-1 W5
Alabama 8-2 0-0 W1
Auburn 4-1 0-0 L1
Florida 7-2 0-2 W2
LSU 6-3 0-0 W3
Vanderbilt 6-3 0-2 W1
Arkansas 5-3 0-1 L2
Georgia 4-5 0-2 L4
South Carolina 3-5 0-1 W1
Tennessee 3-5 0-3 L3
Sophomore Jalen Steele got the start in place of Brian Bryant on Saturday and scored 15 points including three 3-pointers.  He has improved this year to average 7.5 PPG and 1.7 APG, mostly off the bench.  State hosts Florida Atlantic (4-5) on Tuesday night at 8:00.

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