TUSCALOOSA, Ala. â€“ Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray sensed something wasnâ€™t right with his team during the early morning walk through Wednesday morning.
It seemed to show on the court.
The Bulldogs dropped an 80-61 decision to the Alabama Crimson Tide inside Coleman Coliseum.
â€śIâ€™m really disappointed in the way we came out and played,â€ť Ray said. â€śI thought we werenâ€™t very good in our shoot around (Wednesday). I thought we were a little loose, wasnâ€™t tied down and it carried over into the game.â€ť
The Bulldogs (11-5, 1-2) were already shorthanded and lost another player early in the game. True freshman point guard I.J. Ready left early in the game after a collision.
Ray assumes itâ€™s a concussion, but wonâ€™t know anything until he talks to the doctors.
â€śWe need him out on the court because heâ€™s a steadying influence on our team,â€ť Ray said. â€śHeâ€™s a guy that can also make a shot and heâ€™s our best passer. Not having him out there was also a problem, but it shouldnâ€™t be a reason why you lose by 20-something points.â€ť
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