February 18, 2012

Auburn preview

After back-to-back overtime losses, Mississippi State is hoping to get back to their winning ways on the road against Auburn at 7 p.m.

The 23rd ranked Bulldogs have lost two straight games for the first time all season and desperately need a win to remain in contention for a first round bye in the SEC Tournament.

MSU is looking to sweep the Tigers for the first time since 2008. Auburn leads the overall series 71-65 and has claimed the last three contests on the plains.

The Bulldogs held off Auburn in Starkville on Feb. 4, 91-88. State shot 60.4-percent during that game and were paced by junior forward Arnett Moultrie, who had 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting.

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