STARKVILLE – Mississippi State lost its 13th consecutive game Saturday and sixth straight at home. The losing streak matches the Bulldogs losing skid from last year, which ties for the second-longest in school history.
MSU lost 14 straight games from Jan. 7 1955 to Feb. 21 1955.
“It’s tough, man,” said MSU sophomore guard Craig Sword. “This is another year of adversity that we’re going through, and that we’ve got to try to overcome going into the (SEC) Tournament.”
State seniors Colin Borchert and Tyson Cunningham played their final games at Humphrey Coliseum Saturday and were honored during a pre-game ceremony.
Neither player started but combined to contribute 10 points off the bench. Borchert scored eight points in 28 minutes while Cunningham chipped in a pair of points in nine minutes and also sang the national anthem.
Wilson’s year done
Freshman walk-on forward De’Runnya Wilson’s basketball season is done. The football wide receiver was not on the Bulldogs bench Saturday and will not travel with the team to the SEC Tournament.
Wilson has started preparing for spring football practice which begins March 18. He appeared in seven games scoring six points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
It is uncertain if Wilson will continue to play both sports in the future.
“It is all about sustained effort. And it’s not just physical effort, it’s mental effort as well. Everybody is so much bigger and stronger than us on the front line.” – Rick Ray, MSU head coach.