More, more: MSU forward Russell Walters said this team is not content to just have one SEC Tournament victory. Prior to State’s 69-58 win over Aburn Friday, the Bulldogs had a 1-9 record in the tourney under coach Richard Williams.
“We know we’re a good team,” Walters said. “We are going to try to go as far as we can in this tournament.”
And a possible Sunday title game showdown with No. 1 Kentucky excites Walters.
“That would really pump me up,” he said. “But that’s in the future. We have another game to play before we can think about that.”
Streaking Dogs: Friday’s win over Auburn gave State its ninth win in its last 12 games.
“We’re rolling now, but if we don’t realize our roles and don’t play with good intensity, we’re not a very good team,” MSU forward Whit Hughes said. “If we’re mentally prepared, we’re tough to beat.”
Get ready: MSU coach Richard Williams said he got tired of people asking him Friday if his team was ready to play.
“I tell them, `Heck yeah, I’m ready,”’ he said. “We were ready and so was Auburn. People put winning with being ready, but that’s not what matters.”