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Howland talks offseason progress

Ben Howland is still awaiting the arrival of one player at Mississippi State. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Mississippi State’s Ben Howland joined the rest of the league’s coaches on the SEC men’s basketball teleconference on Monday to discuss the Bulldogs’ offseason. Here is a transcript of Ray’s time on the call…  Opening statement: Howland: “I’m excited No.

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Postgame interviews: Kentucky

Mississippi State fell to top-ranked Kentucky 74-56 on Wednesday to lose its third straight outing. Afterwards, head coaches Rick Ray and  John Calipari spoke along with Demetrius Houston, Oliver Black, Craig Sword, Trey Lyles and Karl-Anthony Towns.

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Kentucky preview

Mississippi State freshman guard Demetrius Houston will face Kentucky for the first time tonight. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

Mississippi State has a tall task ahead taking on undefeated and No. 1 ranked Kentucky at 6 p.m. tonight on the SEC Network. However, Rick Ray‘s attention this week has not been on the 27-0 Wildcats. The third year coach

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Tennessee preview

Mississippi State’s Rick Ray admits that his team is playing its best basketball of late. But other coaches around the Southeastern Conference are starting to take notice as well. Kentucky’s John Calipari and Ole Miss’ Andy Kennedy complimented the Bulldogs

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Bulldogs picked to finish last in SEC

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

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Postgame interviews: Kentucky

Mississippi State dropped its fifth straight game and suffered the third loss at home this season Saturday against Kentucky. After the game head coaches Rick Ray and John Calipari as well as players Gavin Ware, Craig Sword, Jon Hood and

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SEC Teleconference: Ray Suggests MSU’s Woes are Unprecedented

Mississippi State coach Rick Ray got on the phone for today’s SEC coaches teleconference, reviewing last week’s losses to Alabama and Vanderbilt and looking ahead to Wednesday’s game at Kentucky. The Bulldogs (7-19, 2-12 SEC) have lost 12 in a row,

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SEC Power Rankings: Stealing Saban, Swinging Richt, Spanking Sumlin

The SEC Power Rankings are grumpy today, because brake jobs cost way too dang much. Makes a man want to steal something. Like, I dunno… ––––– Team (Pvs): Comment 1. Alabama (1): …maybe a cardboard cutout of Nick Saban? It was

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