Mississippi State basketball

Mississippi State guard and former Starkville High School player Tyson Carter (23) takes the basketball into the lane against Missouri’s Reed Nikko during last year’s meeting in Starkville.

One game at the time.

It’s a mantra that Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland seems to live by.

As the Bulldogs (9-6, 0-3) get set to host Missouri (9-6, 1-2) Tuesday night at 8 p.m. at Humphrey Coliseum, it is perhaps as important as ever for MSU to only focus on the task at hand, given the team’s struggles of the last couple of weeks that have resulted in State starting off Southeastern Conference play with three-straight losses.

“We’ve got to regroup,” Howland said.

There’s no question Howland and the Bulldogs would love to restart 2020.

Since the new year began, MSU was defeated on its home floor by Auburn. The Bulldogs then went to Alabama and were defeated handily. Most recently, State traveled to LSU, blew a late lead and were defeated on a last-second shot by the Tigers.

For more on MSU men's basketball, see Tuesday's edition of The Starkville Daily News.

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