Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland is adamant that much of the time, the best basketball teams are built around a strong defense.
As Mississippi State ventures away from the home confines of Humphrey Coliseum for the first time this season starting Thursday, the Bulldogs sit at 4-0 and will look to build on that behind what has been one of the Southeastern Conference’s stingiest defensive units all year long.
MSU faces Tulane (3-0) Thursday at 1 p.m. in the first game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational in Conway, South Carolina. State will look to stay unbeaten and it’ll likely start with keeping the Green Wave offense at bay – something the Bulldogs have been doing to opposing teams all year long so far.
“A lot of guys have a lot of pride on (the defensive) end of the floor,” MSU senior guard and former Starkville High player Tyson Carter said. “A lot of teams that I’ve been on have been good defensive teams, but this year is just different.”
For more on the Bulldogs, see Thursday's Starkville Daily News.