Mississippi State basketball: 5 storylines to watch on road vs. Florida Gators

Can Mississippi State basketball capture its first road win against the Florida Gators? Watch as the Bulldogs aim to translate their success at home into a victory in enemy territory.

Jan 20, 2024; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Shakeel Moore (3)
Jan 20, 2024; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Shakeel Moore (3) / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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Chris Jans and the Mississippi State men's basketball team are on the road looking to get another conference win. This time, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are on their way to Gainesville to face off against the Florida Gators.

Florida, like Mississippi State, is in the midst of the SEC this season. The Bulldogs and Gators have both demonstrated that they have the potential to be pretty good, but both of these teams have lacked the consistency to truly prove that they are among the best in the Southeastern Conference.

Thus, both teams are smack dab in the middle class of this conference.

Mississippi State facing Florida provides plenty of intriguing storylines. Both of these teams want to show how good they can be and build some momentum in conference play. The Bulldogs are obviously seeking a resume-building road victory while the Gators want to defend home court.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators: 5 Mississippi State basketball storylines to watch

Here are five key storylines to monitor when these teams square off on Wednesday night:

Will Mississippi State basketball capture its first road win?

Things haven't been consistently great for Mississippi State when the Bulldogs have hit the road. While MSU is 6-4 in games away from The Hump, the Bulldogs are winless in true road games. Mississippi State, so far, is 0-3 when playing in an opponents' arena this season.

The Bulldogs have fallen on the road against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, South Carolina Gamecocks, and Kentucky Wildcats. You could argue that MSU faced some tough competition in those games, the Bulldogs now needs to translate the success found in Humphrey Coliseum to wins in enemy territory.

This game is a pretty intriguing opportunity for that, but Florida is 7-1 at home. Can MSU win in Gainesville against the Gators?