Both Bulldogs have been key to Mississippi State’s success this season
Mississippi State saw two of its players honored by the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday, as Reggie Perry was named to the All-SEC first team, and Tyson Carter was awarded Sixth Man of the Year.
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) March 10, 2020
The 𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗬 SEC player to rank among the league’s top 10 in points (17.4 – 6th), rebounds (10.1 – 1st) and blocks (1.2 – 9th).
The 𝗘𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧𝗛 SEC player in the last decade to average a szn double-double.
— Mississippi State MBK (@HailStateMBK) March 10, 2020
Perry enjoyed a fantastic sophomore season as the only player in the SEC to average a double double for the season, racking up 17 of those games in the 2019-20 campaign. He was named SEC Player of the Week twice and is also a finalist for the Karl Malone award, given annually to the nation’s top power forward as part of the Naismith “Starting Five” program. Perry averaged 17.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, also ranking ninth in the conference with 1.2 blocks per game.
Carter began the season as a starter but transitioned into a reserve role following MSU’s 0-3 start to conference play. Since that change, the Bulldog have won 11 of 15 games and earned a fourth place finish in the league. Carter averaged 13.9 points per game on the season, and led the team in assists. He became Mississippi State’s 40th player to score 1000 career points in December, and in doing so, joined his father Greg, making them the only father-son duo in SEC history to accomplish that feat.
Mississippi State will take on the winner of Florida/Georgia vs. Ole Miss on Friday at 2:30 PM from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The Bulldogs will likely need to win that game in order to bolster their NCAA Tournament hopes.
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