MSU men’s basketball releases 2019-20 non-conference schedule

The Bulldogs will play host to seven teams inside Humphrey Coliseum who won at least 19 games last season.

Posted: Jul 23, 2019 5:21 PM
Updated: Jul 23, 2019 5:24 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) – The Mississippi State men’s basketball program and fifth-year head coach Ben Howland unveiled its 2019-20 non-conference schedule on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs will play host to seven teams inside Humphrey Coliseum who won at least 19 games last season. Mississippi State heads into the 2019-20 season owner of the SEC’s longest non-conference home winning streak at 22 consecutive games.

The non-conference slate features a matchup with fellow 2019 NCAA Tournament participant, 30-game winner and two-time defending WAC champion New Mexico State (Dec. 22) at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. The Aggies nearly upset Auburn, who went onto the NCAA Final Four, in the first round of last year’s Big Dance.

Sam Houston State (Nov. 8) and Radford (Dec. 18) are defending regular season conference champions whereas Florida International (Nov. 5), Louisiana-Monroe (Nov. 14), New Orleans (Dec. 17) and Kent State (Dec. 30) appeared in the College Insider postseason tournament.

Mississippi State is offering a pair of new fan-focused season ticket options for the 2019-20 season which includes the addition of general admission seating to men’s basketball. A traditional general admission season ticket for seats in designated areas of the 200 level are available for only $155, while reserved seat season tickets are available for $275.

The second offering is a first-of-its-kind mobile access season ticket, the mobile access pass. This new ticketing option will provide exclusive access to already-sold lower level seats during non-conference games inside Humphrey Coliseum, and a 200 level general admission ticket for all conference games. During non-conference play, fans with the mobile access pass will be digitally delivered a general admission ticket for a designated lower level section each game and will have access to sit in any open seat within that designated section. The non-conference option is available for $65 whereas the entire season pass is available for $180. Learn more about this new offering at www.HailState.com/accesspass.

Mississippi State is already scheduled to return to the Never Forget Tribute Classic in New Jersey where the Bulldogs will face another 2019 NCAA Tournament squad and Big 12 regular season champion Kansas State (Dec. 14).

Mississippi State’s 2019-20 non-conference schedule also is highlighted by the 2019 Myrtle Beach Invitational on November 21-22 and 24. The eight-team tournament field includes Baylor, Middle Tennessee, Ohio, Tulane, Utah, Villanova and host Coastal Carolina.

The Bulldogs will make their return to the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday, January 25. The 10 matchups are slated to be released in the near future by the conference offices, although reports say MSU will visit Oklahoma that day.

Mississippi State posted a 23-11 record last season and secured the program’s 11th NCAA Tournament appearance. The Bulldogs have dialed up 48 victories over the last two seasons which is tied for second-most in program history over a two-year span and fourth among SEC schools.

Mississippi State's roster features a solid nucleus of five returning players who combined for 83 starts and close to 50 percent of the team’s points in Abdul Ado, Tyson Carter, Reggie Perry, Nick Weatherspoon and Robert Woodard II.

The quintet is joined by veteran postmen KeyShawn Feazell and E.J. Datcher along with a talented freshmen class which features Devin Butts, Elias King, Iverson Molinar and Quinten Post. After redshirting the 2018-19 season, Prince Oduro and D.J. Stewart also are ready to make an impact during their first season for the Maroon and White.

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