February 23, 2013

Bulldogs blown out for 12th straight loss

STARKVILLE, Miss., - The woes continued for Mississippi State Saturday in what has already been a season to forget.

The Bulldogs were blown out of Humphrey Coliseum for the second straight game without ever holding a lead. Vanderbilt destroyed MSU 72-31 with the Bulldogs scoring their fewest point total since the shot clock was introduced in the 1985-86 season.

"To come out here and play this way against Vanderbilt was disappointing," said MSU head coach Rick Ray. "Our guys get wrapped up in their own shots and when they are not going down then we just don't do a good job with the rest of the game."

It was the 12th straight loss for the Bulldogs as they fell to 2-12 in conference play and 7-19 overall. It is the worst such stretch for State since 1955.

The Bulldogs shot just 7-of-40 (17.5-percent) from the field and were only 2-of-19 behind the arc. To make matters worse, Mississippi State was outrebounded 51-17 as well.

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