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Mississippi Stateâ€™s first three games in Southeastern Conference play have been a wild roller coaster ride.
The Bulldogs led at halftime at Kentucky. They couldnâ€™t hold onto that lead and the Wildcats picked up an 85-63 victory.
MSU returned home last Saturday to face in-state rival Ole Miss. After a decent first half, the Bulldogs found themselves down in the second half.
Unlike at Kentucky, the Bulldogs kept their composure and rallied from behind to beat the Rebels 76-72.
State was hoping to ride that momentum into Alabama on Wednesday, but it was apparent early on that the fight from the Ole Miss game wasnâ€™t there.
â€śWe have got to find a way for our guys to learn how to deal with some success,â€ť MSU head coach Rick Ray said after Wednesdayâ€™s game. â€śWe havenâ€™t had a lot of success here, but when we do, our guys get so wrapped up in that success, donâ€™t carry it over to the next game, know who we are as a team and who we are as people.â€ť
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