Bubble Burst?


It’s a not a pretty picture, Mississippi State’s postseason résumé, and that won’t change a whole lot even if the Bulldogs win their final six games. State, loser of two straight, including a 91-76 decision at Auburn on Saturday, is 16-9 overall and 6-4 in the SEC. Winning out would give MSU 22 wins and a second-place finish in the Western Division. I don’t think that’ll happen, but if it does, it should at least give the NCAA tournament selection committee something to consider.

The key for MSU? The SEC Tournament. Reaching the title game could be enough. And frankly, I can see almost anyone winning the thing.

Here are some key figures on MSU’s postseason résumé:

85 – MSU’s current RPI, according to RealTimeRPI.com.

73 – Strength of schedule rank.

3 – Number of non-conference losses that will haunt the Bulldogs: To Washington State (13-12), Texas Tech (12-13) and San Diego (13-13).

5-5 – Record on the road (3-2 in SEC play).

0 – Wins over top-25 teams.

Up next is a home game Wednesday against South Carolina (18-5, 7-3). Here’s a look at their NCAA tourney credentials.


12 Responses to “Bubble Burst?”

  1. leeearl Says:

    We’re done unless we win the SEC tourney….it kills me to say that because I know we’re much better than our record, but it is was it is…

  2. JB Says:

    I think that Ole Miss will win the SEC tournment. They have done it before with a team and record as they presently have.

  3. imabulldog Says:

    OH NO! the Devil has JB!!! 🙂

  4. imabulldog Says:

    the picture, and the Ole Miss reference 🙂

  5. mathistondawg Says:

    Nah, we haven’t been going for more than a week now. After the loss to UofM at home, I thought we were done. As far as the SEC tourney, anybody could win. Anybody – so I’m not making any predictions.

  6. JB Says:

    “OH NO! the Devil has JB!!! “. ima, Presidents Day is over and I am so happy to be my ole self once again. Ole Miss in that I will never change. But as for the Devil, I have repented, and hopeful those images are erased. PTL, I see the light. So sorry for you younger generations that will be so gravely burden by the spendulu bill that will become law tomorrow with the ink of Satan. God Bless.

  7. imabulldog Says:

    Funny JB, LOL

  8. Brad Locke Says:

    An astute observer made a fair point: MSU hasn’t beaten any ranked teams largely in part because it hasn’t played any ranked teams. Still, not good for the old résumé.

  9. imabulldog Says:

    Not our fault teams aren’t ranked! 🙂

    I will say this, the South Car. game is the one that I was worried about from the start of our half-way stretch. Just hope we can finish strong. Barry’s gonna have to be on Downey like crazy

  10. leeearl Says:

    If we can’t keep Tasmin Mitchell under 40 points we probably won’t contain Downey….

  11. sfwmdawg Says:

    This is the middle of the SEC schedule let down we have faced the last couple of years. If we dont pull Wed out it may be along fall for us.

  12. imabulldog Says:

    I mentioned guarding Taz closer than Thornton the other day, and people disagreed…oh well

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