November 27, 2009
Mississippi State will venture away from the friendly confines of Humphrey Coliseum to take part in the South Padre Island Invitational in Texas.
Start ravern johnson 200 Image-->The Bulldogs are searching for their first regular season tournament title since 2000. Up first for MSU will be Richmond with tipoff scheduled for 5 p.m. this afternoon.
Today marks the fourth time the two teams have met with the Bulldogs holding a 2-1 advantage. State won the last meeting 74-72 on the road at Richmond in 2001. They are also 15-8 all-time against teams from the Atlantic-10.
Mississippi State enters today's game winners of their last three contests and a 3-1 record overall. They are coming off a 75-50 win over Texas-Pan American on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs are shooting 45.6-percent from the field and averaging 74.5 points per game this season. MSU is knocking down 39.4-percent of their shots from the outside and 68.2-percent from the free throw line. They are outrebounding their opponents by 8.3 and allowing 64 points a contest to them.
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