Mississippi State basketball: Relive the 2010 SEC Championship Game

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Mississippi State basketball fans can hop back in time and relive the 2010 Men’s SEC Championship on the SEC Network today.

If you’re still having a March Madness jones as we head into April, have no fear, the SEC Network has got you covered.

Today at 10:00 am Eastern Time, they’ll be airing the 2010 Men’s SEC Tournament championship game vs Kentucky.

The Mississippi State basketball team had a fantastic season in 2010, going 21-10 overall and winning the Western Division, taking the tiebreaker over rival Ole Miss.

On their way to the championship game against Kentucky the Bulldogs took down the Florida Gators 75-69 in the second round, and then upset No. 20 Vanderbilt 62-52 in the semifinal round.

The championship game was a classic, and one of the best SEC title games ever played, with the Bulldogs forcing heavily-favored and No. 2 ranked Kentucky into overtime, narrowly missing one of the biggest upsets in program history with a 75-74 loss to the Wildcats.

Guard Ravern Johnson led the scoring for the Dawgs, with 20 points, and helped keep Mississippi State in the game several times.

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This was Kentucky point guard John Wall’s freshman season, and after struggling a bit late in the season and during the early rounds of the tournament, he suddenly came to life. It was Wall’s play that helped the Wildcats eek out the win.

It was the second time Mississippi State lost to Kentucky in overtime that season, losing a lead late in regulation on Feb. 16, and then eventually losing 81-75 in overtime.

While it’s not a win, it was still one of the most exciting games in Mississippi State basketball history and is worth a rewatch.

Don’t worry, John Wall will still tackle teammate DeMarcus cousins as regulation ended, thinking the Wildcats had actually just won the game.