STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — After earning its first NCAA Tournament invitation in a decade one year ago, Mississippi State returns a veteran lineup as it chases a second straight bid.
No. 18 Mississippi State
Last season: 25-12, lost 75-60 to Penn State in the semifinals of the NIT.
Coach: Ben Howland
Who's gone: Guard Eli Wright (transfer), guard/forward Xavian Stapleton (transfer)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Mississippi State advanced to the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York with a 79-56 victory over Louisville on Tuesday night.
Mississippi State (25-11) will face Penn State (24-13) on March 27.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Aric Holman had 16 points and 10 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season, Lamar Peters was four assists shy of a NIT record with a career-high 14 and Mississippi State won its first post-season game since 2010 with a 66-59 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night in the first round.
Mississippi State (23-11) is in the postseason for the first time since a 101-96 double-overtime loss to UMass in the 2012 NIT.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Quinndary Weatherspoon got down to the basics of why Mississippi State overwhelmed Texas A&M on Tuesday night.
"We were just quicker than them, and we used that to our advantage on the defensive end," Weatherspoon said.
MSU's quickness came in handy on the offensive end, too, in its stunning 93-81 road victory. Abdul Ado led the way with 19 points and five Bulldogs scored in double figures.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Quinndary Weatherspoon scored a team-high 20 points as Mississippi State defeated Missouri 74-62 on Saturday night.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Bulldogs (15-6, 3-5 SEC). Abdul Ado and Nick Weatherspoon each had 12 points for Mississippi State while Tyson Carter added 10 points.
Kassius Robertson had 20 points to lead Missouri (13-8, 3-5) while Kevin Puryear added 10 points.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 21 points and surpassed 1,000 points to lead Mississippi State to a 64-48 win over Little Rock on Wednesday night.
Aric Holman added 10 points for Mississippi State (10-1) while Abdul Ado had a career-high 13 rebounds.
Little Rock (3-10) did not have any player in double figures and had 21 turnovers that were turned into 27 points. Damir Hadzic led the Trojans with 9 points.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Quinndary Weatherspoon had a season-high 22 points and Mississippi State remained undefeated with a 95-62 victory Saturday over Division II North Georgia at Humphrey Coliseum.
Weatherspoon was 8 of 11 from the field and made all four of his 3 point attempts. Mississippi State (8-0) now is just one of seven undefeated teams in the Division I ranks.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Freshman Abdul Ado recorded his first double-double on Monday and led Mississippi State to a 77-68 win over Green Bay.
Ado had 12 points and 11 rebounds and the Bulldogs improved to 3-0. It is the best start for Mississippi State since starting 5-0 in the 2014-15 season. Lamar Peters had a game-high 18 points for Mississippi State while Aric Holman and Nick Weatherspoon had 13 and 10, respectively.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State used a balanced scoring attack Saturday and a 20-4 run to open the second half en route to a 79-48 win over Florida A&M.
Nick Weatherspoon, Quinndary Weatherspoon, Lamar Peters and Abdul Ado all had 12 points to lead Mississippi State (2-0). Tyson Carter added 10 points.
Ado added eight rebounds and three blocks in his first collegiate action after redshirting last season.