Top 30 Games in Mississippi State Basketball History

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Dec 2, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Kevin Stallings during the first half against the Detroit Titans at Memorial Gym. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

#27: 2012 – Mississippi State 78 vs. Vanderbilt 77

There was a point in time where it looked like the 2012 team was going to have a great season. After a thrilling overtime win at Vanderbilt, the team was 16-4 and ranked #18 in the country. They’d go on to be as high as a 19-5 record before the fall.

Ultimately this team would cost Rick Stansbury his job. They tanked down the stretch losing seven of their last nine including the SEC tournament and NIT. And seemed to not care all the while. It was a team that featured three future NBA players, two of which were first round picks and a 5-star recruit.

Here’s the highlights from the game:

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