The Weekend That Was – Mississippi State Sports


It’s never a dull moment in maroon and this past week and weekend was no exception.  Let’s hop right to it and see what all went down this past weekend in Mississippi State Sports.

Two More Bulldogs Pick Up Super Bowl Rings:

The New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in SuperBowl – 49, in what was arguably the greatest Super Bowl ever played.  In doing that, former Bulldog alums Chris White and Deontae Skinner became the latest Bulldogs to win a Super Bowl Championship.

By doing so, there are now 19-former Bulldogs with Super Bowl rings.

K.J. Wright was shooting for his second straight ring with the Seahawks, but came up just short.

Diamond Dawgs continue to prep for opener:

Don’t look now, but the Diamond Dawgs will be back in action next Friday as they open the 2015 college baseball season at home.  This past weekend the Maroon’s and Gray”s played to a 3-3 tie in what was the sixth intrasquad scrimmage of the spring.

Matthew Britton and the rest of the Dawgs are in lock down preparation for next weeks opener against Cincinnati.

Lady Hoopsters come up just short at Tennessee:

Vic Schaefer’s club came up just short on the road in Knoxville this weekend as the Lady Dawgs dropped a 79-67 decision to number-6 Tennessee (19-3, 9-0).

Victoria Vivians poured in 17-points, which led the way for the Lady Dawgs which are now 22-3 and 7-3 on the 2014-15 campaign.

Six games remain on the regular season slate for the number-18 ranked Bulldogs, as they will be back at the Hump this coming Sunday against Texas A&M, then hit the road as they head to Kentucky.

Bulldogs race past LSU in Men’s Hoops:

Fred Thomas poured in 18-points this past Saturday to pace the men’s basketball team past LSU, 73-67.

It was the tenth win of the season for Rick Ray’s ball club as the Bulldogs improved to 10-11 and 3-5 on the year.  LSU dropped to 16-5 and 5-3 on the year.

For Ray and the Bulldogs, this was arguably their biggest win of the season, thus far.

“That’s a great win for our guys and the program,” MSU coach Rick Ray said. “There is no doubt LSU is an NCAA tournament team. They have some guys who will play in the NBA. That is probably the second-most talented team in the league, so, that was a huge win.

“LSU is the No. 1 scoring team in the league, and we did a great job with them defensively. Then on top of that we did some things offensively to help us get a win.”

The Bulldogs head back on the road this week as they will head to Knoxville to take on the Volunteers of Tennessee, then head over to Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks this coming Saturday.