January 5, 2009

Western Kentucky Preview

Mississippi State will have one more tune up before entering conference play for the rest of the regular season.

The Bulldogs will play on only a days rest when Western Kentucky comes to town tonight at 7 p.m. on CSS. MSU is coming off a convincing 82-65 win over Houston on Saturday and will look to close out the non-conference slate with back-to-back victories.

"We have a quick turnaround for a very good Western Kentucky team," said Bulldog head coach Rick Stansbury. "They are a team that has already beaten Louisville and Georgia. They've got really good guard play. They are tough and can shoot the three. It's going to be a tough matchup in here for us (tonight)."

State enters tonight's matchup with a 9-5 record and averaging 74.4 points a game. The Bulldogs are hitting 45.2-percent of their shots including 34.9-percent from behind the arc. They also drain 68.7-percent from the free throw line and outrebound their opponents by 2.3. Mississippi State is holding their opposition to 64.5 points per game this season.

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