The Mississippi State Bulldogs struggled at the free throw line in their SEC basketball opener.
The Mississippi State basketball team was defeated by the Alabama Crimson Tide, 78-67. The Mississippi State Bulldogs could not seem to hold off the Crimson Tide in the second half.
The Mississippi State basketball team shot 18/36 from the free throw line tonight vs. the Alabama Crimson Tide. That is 50%. Shooting 50% from the free throw line will not allow Mississippi State to win big SEC games. I am not saying that the Mississippi State Bulldogs would have won the game if they were 85% from the free throw line, but I am saying the final minutes would have been electric at the Humphrey Coliseum.
Tolu Smith missed 12 of the 36 free throws that the Bulldogs attempted. Tolu did not have his best night on the basketball court on Wednesday night vs. the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Mississippi State basketball team returns to the court on Tuesday, January 3rd when they go on the road to Knoxville, Tennessee to face off against the Tennessee Volunteers.
College football bowl games happening today, December 29th
Pinstripe Bowl: Syracuse vs. Minnesota, Dec. 29, 1:00 p.m. CT/2:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Cheez-It Bowl: Florida State vs. Oklahoma, Dec. 29, 4:30 p.m. CT/5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Washington, Dec. 29, 8:00 p.m. CT/9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Texas Tech and Ole Miss honor former Mississippi State football coach, Mike Leach, in the Texas Bowl.
The coolest thing happened on Wednesday night whenever the Texas Tech Red Raiders faced off against the Ole Miss Rebels in Texas Bowl.
At the start of Texas Tech’s first offensive possession, the Red Raiders lined up in the Air Raid formation and took a delay of game penalty to honor Mike Leach. Lane Kiffin and the Ole Miss Rebels declined the penalty, and Mike Leach was honored during the Texas Bowl.