Mississippi State men hosting MVSU tonight

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STARKVILLE – Mississippi State seeks a 3-0 start to the season for the first time since 2010-11 hosting Mississippi Valley State at 7 p.m. tonight.

Rick Ray and the Bulldogs have downed Prairie View A&M and Kennesaw State to start the year while the Delta Devils enter tonight’s game at 1-2.

MSU is 3-0 over Valley and won the last meeting 73-45 Dec. 28, 2009 in Starkville.

The Bulldogs are shooting 44.4-percent from the field and averaging 74.5 points per game.

Sophomore wing Fred Thomas scored 17 points in his debut against Kennesaw State on Thursday. Junior Trivante Bloodman will start at point guard in place of injured freshman IJ Ready, who is out 2-4 weeks with an inflamed hamstring.