The Mississippi State basketball team defeated the No. 11 Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, 81-74 in overtime.
The Mississippi State basketball took control of this game from the tip-off, but the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs stayed within reach the entire game. TCU challenged the Bulldogs in the final minutes, but luckily, the game went into overtime.
Here are my early post-game thoughts:
This year’s Mississippi State basketball team has potential.
Not next year or the year after. I mean, Mississippi State basketball has potential this 2022-2023 season. The reason this team has potential is because of Mississippi State’s first-year head coach, Chris Jans.
Even though this team is known for its extreme defense, it is obvious that Chris Jans works on the offensive side after tough losses like the loss vs. the Alabama Crimson Tide this week. Great job regrouping, Mississippi State Bulldogs and Chris Jans.
The crowd played a factor in today’s top 15 win over the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs.
I believe the Humphrey Coliseum can make a huge difference in SEC basketball games, and the Hump made a difference in today’s top 15 win over TCU. Today’s game and whenever the Mississippi State Bulldogs faced off against the Ole Miss Rebels, the home-court advantage made a massive difference in the Bulldogs’ huge wins. Great job, students and fans.
Shakeel Moore and Dashawn Davis change everything about Mississippi State basketball’s offense.
Tolu Smith led the Mississippi State basketball team in scoring vs. the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs with 27 points. Smith had a huge game, but two of the reasons he was able to have such a huge day was because of Mississippi State’s guards, Dashawn Davis (16) and Shakeel Moore (11).
I have written this before, but this team needs offensive playmakers to consistently make plays, and State’s guards need to be involved in being those playmakers. Great job, Davis and Moore.