Rick Ray’s first taste of rival Ole Miss inside Humphrey Coliseum was memorable.
His Mississippi State Bulldogs knocked off the in-state rival Rebels 73-67 a season ago in Starkville to split the season series.
Ray urged students to show up and they did, making the Humphrey Coliseum a loud place and gave the Bulldogs the home court advantage.
This year it may be a little different for MSU (10-4, 0-1) when Ole Miss (10-4, 1-0) come calling.
The Mississippi State spring semester doesn’t start until Monday.