REWIND: Mississippi State (11-4, 1-1 SEC)

8TB6_MSU_primary_logoLast Week: The Bulldogs dropped their SEC opener 85-63 at No. 14 Kentucky, then won 76-72 over Ole Miss at home.

RPI Watch: MSU has a current RPI of 135, according to ESPN.

Who’s hot: Junior forward Roquez Johnson has been the spark off the Bulldogs’ bench. Last week, Johnson scored 33 points and had 11 rebounds in 60 minutes as a reserve including tying his career-high with 20 points in a win over Ole Miss.

Who’s not: Sophomore wing Fred Thomas continues to struggle from the outside. He’s shooting just 27.3 percent from 3-point range and was only 2 of 11 behind the arc last week.

Upcoming: MSU visits Alabama on Wednesday at 7 p.m. before hosting Texas A&M Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Both games will be part of the SEC-TV syndication package.

Logan Lowery