Mississippi State’s men’s basketball team has been picked to finish last in the Southeastern Conference by the media at SEC Tipoff in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs received 35 votes, 40 fewer than No. 13 Tennessee. Kentucky garnered 280 votes, including all 20 first place votes, and are picked to win the league.
MSU is coming off a season where it went 3-15 in the SEC and 14-19 overall. In two years under Rick Ray, the Bulldogs have gone 24-41 and finished tied for 12th and 14th respectively.
Media Preseason All-SEC Team
First Team All-SEC
Bobby Portis – Arkansas, F, 6-11, 242, So., Little Rock, Ark.
Michael Frazier II – Florida, G, 6-4, 194, Jr., Tampa, Fla.
Aaron Harrison – Kentucky, G, 6-6, 212, So., Richmond, Texas
Jordan Mickey – LSU, F, 6-8, 235, So., Dallas, Texas
Jarvis Summers – Ole Miss, G, 6-3, 186, Sr., Jackson, Miss.
Second Team All-SEC
Charles Mann – Georgia, G, 6-5, 215, Jr., Alpharetta, Ga.
Willie Cauley-Stein – Kentucky, F, 7-0, 240, Jr., Olathe, Kan.
Andrew Harrison – Kentucky, G, 6-6, 210, So., Richmond, Texas
Alex Poythress – Kentucky, F, 6-8, 238, Jr., Clarksville, Tenn.
Karl-Anthony Towns – Kentucky, F, 6-11, 250, Fr., Piscataway, N.J.
SEC Player of the Year: Aaron Harrison, Kentucky
Preseason Media Poll (First-Place Votes in Parentheses)