Mississippi State men’s basketball schedule: 2023-2024 Bulldogs basketball schedule

Mar 13, 2023; Dayton, OH, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Chris Jans talks to the press during the NCAA Tournament First Four Practice at UD Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 13, 2023; Dayton, OH, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Chris Jans talks to the press during the NCAA Tournament First Four Practice at UD Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

The 2023-2024 Mississippi State basketball season is almost upon us and here is what the Mississippi State men’s basketball schedule looks like.

There’s a lot of hype and energy heading into the second season of Mississippi State men’s basketball with Chris Jans leading the Miss. State Bulldogs. While Tolu Smith’s injury news has concerned a number of fans, that doesn’t spell out certain doom for this MSU basketball team.

But it does make the start of this Mississippi State basketball schedule pretty interesting (and honestly a bit concerning). The Bulldogs will be without arguably one of the best players in the Southeastern Conference and they may not have him back anytime soon.

So that non-conference slate of games could be tricky.

And since we don’t have an exact timeline for when Smith will be back, the early slate of SEC games could be interesting as well.

Jans is a great coach though.

He’s proven that he can thrive in tough positions and he’s looking to build upon a strong first season in Starkville when he guided the Bulldogs to a 21-13 overall record and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Notable non-conference games on 2023-2024 Mississippi State men’s basketball schedule

This Mississippi State basketball season gets started with some interesting matchups. That includes a neutral court meeting with the Arizona State Sun Devils for the Barstool Invitational and then a trip to Uncasville, Connecticut for a role in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic. In Uncasville, MSU will face Washington State to get things started.

In late November, the Bulldogs will take a road trip to meet up with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as part of the ACC/SEC challenge. MSU will play another game in Atlanta on December 9 as the Bulldogs face the Tulane Green Wave during the Holiday Hoopsgiving. And then MSU will also take part in the Gotham Classic and the Bulldogs will face Rutgers in New Jersey.

5 interesting non-conference games for Miss. State Bulldogs:

  • November 8 vs Arizona State (Chicago, IL)
  • November 18 vs Washington State (Uncasville, CT)
  • November 28 at Georgia Tech
  • December 9 vs Tulane (Atlanta, GA)
  • December 23 vs Rutgers (Newark, NJ)

Full 2023-2024 Mississippi State men’s basketball schedule

Ready to take a look at the full 2023-2024 Mississippi State men’s basketball schedule? Here you go:

2023-2024 Mississippi State basketball schedule starts November 8

Starting up in early November (mid November?), the Bulldogs will get the season going in Chicago, Illinois against the Arizona State Sun Devils. After that, MSU returns home to meet up with UT Martin and North Alabama before hitting the road to Uncasville, Connecticut to face Washington State and either Northwestern or Rhode Island.

The Miss. State Bulldogs will come back home to face Nicholls and then head on over to Atlanta to face off against Georgia Tech to close out the month.

  • 11/8 – vs Arizona State (Chicago, IL)
  • 11/11 – vs UT Martin
  • 11/14 – vs North Alabama
  • 11/18 – vs Washington State (Uncasville, CT)
  • 11/19 – vs Northwestern or Rhode Island (Uncasville, CT)
  • 11/24 – vs Nicholls
  • 11/28 – at Georgia Tech

Miss. State Bulldogs wrap up non-conference play in December

Theoretically speaking, December should be a very manageably month for Jans and the Miss. State Bulldogs.

  • 12/3 – vs Southern
  • 12/9 – vs Tulane (Atlanta, GA)
  • 12/13 – vs Murray State
  • 12/17 – vs North Texas (Tupelo, MS)
  • 12/23 – vs Rutgers (Newark, NJ)
  • 12/31 – vs Bethune-Cookman

Chris Jans and the MSU Bulldogs start SEC play in January

January will be a fascinating month because Jans and his Mississippi State men’s basketball team will get SEC play underway. The South Carolina Gamecocks will be the first conference game for MSU this season.

After the Gamecocks, MSU will host the Tennessee Vols and Alabama Crimson Tide before traveling to face Kentucky in Rupp Arena. Following that road trip to Lexington, MSU will host Vanderbilt and then go to Gainesville to play Florida.

The Month of January gets wrapped up as the Bulldogs host Auburn on January 27 and then faces Ole Miss on January 30.

  • 1/6 – at South Carolina
  • 1/10 – vs Tennessee
  • 1/13 – vs Alabama
  • 1/17 – at Kentucky
  • 1/20 – vs Vanderbilt
  • 1/24 – at Florida
  • 1/27 – vs Auburn
  • 1/30 – at Ole Miss

Mississippi State men’s basketball has key home matchups in February

The month of February should be big for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Jans and his bunch will get the month started by going to Tuscaloosa to face the Alabama Crimson and then welcoming the Georgia Bulldogs to town. A trip to Columbia, Missouri on February 10 will give MSU an opportunity to play the Mizzou Tigers and State follows that up with a couple home games.

Arkansas and Ole Miss will both come to town before the Bulldogs go to Baton Rouge on February 24 to play the LSU Tigers. MSU wraps February up with a home game against the Kentucky Wildcats.

  • 2/3 – at Alabama
  • 2/7 – vs Georgia
  • 2/10 – at Missouri
  • 2/17 – vs Arkansas
  • 2/21 – vs Ole Miss
  • 2/24 – at LSU
  • 2/27 – vs Kentucky

MSU gets set for SEC Tournament and postseason play in March

To wind the regular season down and then prepare for the SEC Tournament and postseason play, Mississippi State gets a couple of road games and then a home game. The Bulldogs will go to Auburn to play the Tigers, travel to College Station to face Texas A&M, and then return home for one last home game against the Gamecocks.

  • 3/2 – at Auburn
  • 3/6 – at Texas A&M
  • 3/9 – vs South Carolina

Chris Jans and the Bulldogs are looking to build upon last season’s 21 wins and NCAA Tournament appearance. While Tolu Smith will be dinged up as this Mississippi State basketball season gets started, the Bulldogs do still have a lot of talent all over the place and Jans is an incredibly talented and innovative head coach.

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