February 5, 2008

Scouting report: UA vs. Mississippi State

What: Alabama (11-6) vs. Georgia (x-x)
Where: xxx.
When: Wednesday.
Time/TV: 7 p.m. CST/None live.
Series record: Alabama leads 110-68.

The Coach

Now in his 10th season coaching the Bulldogs, Rick Stansbury is now the winningest coach in MSU history (xxx wins), surpassing Richard Williams earlier this season. This year, Stansbury aims for his fifth NCAA Tournament appearance and his seventh 20-win season. His Bulldogs teams have averaged 20.6 wins per season. Stansbury's background as an assistant includes eight seasons at MSU under Williams, preceded by a stint at Austin-Peay.

Last Season

The Bulldogs finished last season 21-14, with their post-season efforts ending in a second-round SEC Tournament loss and a fourth-round (semifinal) NIT loss. A 9-9 regular-season SEC record wasn't enough to get MSU into the Big Dance, given a relatively light non-conference schedule.

Last Five Games

Opponent - W/L, score
Opponent - W/L, score
Opponent - W/L, score
Opponent - W/L, score
Opponent - W/L, score

Did You Know?

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All Eyes On…

G/F Jamont Gordon (6-4, 230) - xxx

Scouting the Razorbacks

C Jarvis Varnado (6-9, 210) - xxx
G Phil Turner (6-3, 170) - xxx
F Charles Rhodes (6-8, 245) - xxx
G Barry Stewart (6-2, 170) - xxx

Bench Report

C/F Brian Johnson (6-9, 245) - xxx
POS xxx (size) - xxx

Analysis and Prediction

Hansbrough playing?

Prediction: Mississippi State 83, Alabama 70

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