MSU Hoops: Coach Ben Howland Previews Saturday’s Huge Game Against Ole Miss

When Mississippi State and Ole Miss go head to head, the sport doesn’t matter, you know the intensity will be dialed up. This Saturday’s matchup in Starkville is the first game between the two rivals that has any meaning beyond getting the upper hand in-state in over a decade. With the Bulldogs coming off a tough loss to open SEC play, and the Rebels moving forward from their huge win over #11 Auburn, this game has taken on even more significance than it had even two weeks ago. Coach Ben Howland spoke with the local media on Friday afternoon to answer how his team has bounced back from its Tuesday defeat and how the Rebels have turned things around so quickly.

Mississippi State and Ole Miss will tip off Saturday at noon in the Humphrey Coliseum, with the game televised nationally on CBS.