November 4, 2012

Ray begins on a winning note

STARKVILLE, Miss., - New Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray got his career started in a winning way Sunday downing instate opponent William Carey 80-74 in exhibition action.

It was a tight battle throughout with the Bulldogs pulling away with six clutch free throws by Wendell Lewis during the final 11-seconds.

"I credited him after the game, because if he did not make those free throws the game becomes a little tighter," Ray said. "Then we are in a situation where we have guys without experience and they don't know how to handle that. Those free throws at the end were huge."

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