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SEC matchups complete 2019-20 MSU men’s basketball schedule

Mississippi State’s 2019-20 men’s basketball schedule is now complete after the SEC office unveiled the conference slate on Tuesday.

Posted: Sep 10, 2019 2:43 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) – Mississippi State’s 2019-20 men’s basketball schedule is now complete after the SEC office unveiled the conference slate on Tuesday.

All game times and TV network assignments will be revealed by the SEC and its television partners at a later date.

The 18-game SEC schedule features at least one matchup versus all 13 teams in the league. The Bulldogs have home-and-home dates with five opponents which include fellow 2019 NCAA Tournament participant and in-state rival Ole Miss along with 2019 NIT qualifiers Alabama and Arkansas. MSU’s remaining home-and-home are against Missouri and South Carolina.

The Bulldogs will play four of their first six SEC games inside the friendly confines of Humphrey Coliseum which balances out with five of the final eight SEC games on the road.

Mississippi State takes on Auburn (Jan. 4 – 3:30 p.m.) who amassed 30 victories en route to a 2019 NCAA Final Four trip during its SEC opener. The two programs have faced each other 21 times to begin SEC action with the Bulldogs winning the last two outings, 77-71 on Jan. 3, 1993 and 90-53 on Jan. 5, 2005, respectively.

After trips to Alabama (Jan. 8 – 6 p.m.) and defending SEC regular season LSU (Jan. 11 – 7 p.m.), Mississippi State meets Missouri (Jan. 14 – 8 p.m.), Georgia (Jan. 19 – 7:30 p.m.) and Arkansas (Jan. 22 – 6 p.m.) as part of a three-game homestand. The Bulldogs complete January with road tilts at Oklahoma (Jan. 25 – TBA) and at Florida (Jan. 28 – 6 p.m.).

February’s home schedule is highlighted by Saturday dates versus Tennessee (Feb. 1 – 1 p.m.) and Vanderbilt (Feb. 8 – 7:30 p.m.) coupled with mid-week matchups against South Carolina (Feb. 19 – 8 p.m.) and Alabama (Feb. 25 – 8 p.m.). MSU’s February road dates include matchups at Kentucky (Feb. 4 – 8 p.m.), Ole Miss (Feb. 11 – 6 p.m.), Arkansas (Feb. 15 – 12 p.m.), Texas A&M (Feb. 22 – 2:30 p.m.) and Missouri (Feb. 29 – 2:30 p.m.).

The Bulldogs wrap the regular season with a Senior Day matchup versus Ole Miss (March 7 – 5:30 p.m.) following a return trip to South Carolina (March 3 – 5:30 p.m.). The SEC Tournament is set for March 11-15 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

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 posted a 23-11 on-court record last season and secured the program’s 11th NCAA Tournament appearance. The Bulldogs have dialed up 48 on-court 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.

Visit www.HailState.com for the latest news and information on the men's basketball program. Fans also can follow the program on its social media outlets by searching ‘HailStateMBK’ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

2019-20 Mississippi State Men’s Basketball Schedule

November – Day. Date, Opponent

Tue., Nov. 5, Florida International

Fri., Nov. 8, Sam Houston State

Thur., Nov. 14, Louisiana-Monroe

Sun., Nov. 17, New Orleans

Thur., Nov. 21, vs. Tulane [1]

Fri. Nov. 22, vs. Villanova/Middle Tennessee [1]

Sun. Nov. 24, vs. Baylor/Utah/Ohio/Coastal Carolina [1]

December – Day. Date, Opponent

Thur., Dec. 5, Louisiana Tech

Sat., Dec. 14, vs. Kansas State [2]

Wed., Dec. 18, Radford

Sun., Dec. 22, vs. New Mexico State [3]

Mon., Dec. 30, Kent State

January – Day. Date, Opponent, Time [CT], TV Network

Sat., Jan. 4, Auburn [SEC], 3:30 p.m., SEC Network

Wed., Jan. 8, at Alabama [SEC], 6 p.m., SEC Network

Sat., Jan. 11, at LSU [SEC], 7 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU

Tue., Jan. 14, Missouri [SEC], 8 p.m., SEC Network

Sat., Jan. 19, Georgia [SEC], 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

Wed., Jan. 22, Arkansas [SEC], 6 p.m., SEC Network

Sat., Jan. 25, at Oklahoma [4], TBA

Tue., Jan. 28, at Florida [SEC], 6 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU

January – Day. Date, Opponent, Time [CT], TV Network

Sat., Feb. 1, Tennessee [SEC], 1 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2, ESPNU

Tue., Feb. 4, at Kentucky [SEC], 8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU

Sat., Feb. 8, Vanderbilt [SEC], 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

Tue., Feb. 11, at Ole Miss [SEC], 6 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU/SEC Network

Sat., Feb. 15, at Arkansas [SEC], 12 p.m., SEC Network

Wed., Feb. 19, South Carolina [SEC], 8 p.m., SEC Network

Sat., Feb. 22, at Texas A&M [SEC], 2:30 p.m., SEC Network

Tue., Feb. 25, Alabama [SEC], 8 p.m., SEC Network

Sat., Feb. 29, at Missouri [SEC], 2:30 p.m., SEC Network

March – Day. Date, Opponent

Tue., March 3, at South Carolina [SEC, 5:30 p.m., SEC Network]

Sat., March 7, Ole Miss [SEC, 5:30 p.m., SEC Network]

Wed., March 11-Sun., March 15 – SEC Tournament [Nashville, Tennessee]

Notes
Home games are bolded and played at Humphrey Coliseum
[1] Myrtle Beach Invitational [Conway, South Carolina]

[2] Never Forget Tribute Classic [Newark, New Jersey]
[3] Game played at Mississippi Coliseum [Jackson, Mississippi]

[4] SEC/Big 12 Challenge

[SEC] – Southeastern Conference game

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