No quit in Bulldogs: MSU rallies from 19 down to beat Tennessee

Mario Kegler
Staff Writer

Mississippi State’s shots weren’t falling, Tennessee was rolling and the Bulldogs’ deficit was increasing in the first half of MSU’s Saturday game against the Volunteers.
Down by as many as 19 points, MSU appeared left for dead. Turns out, these dogs still had some bark and some bite left in them.
Mississippi State roared back to take a 64-59 win over Tennessee at Humphrey Coliseum. The Bulldogs (14-8, 5-5) trailed Tennessee (13-10, 5-5) for the entire game until Xavian Stapleton’s 3-pointer with 4:22 to go gave MSU a lead it never relinquished.
For more on the Bulldogs, including a column by sports editor Danny P. Smith, see Sunday's Starkville Daily News.