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Miss. State fell flat on their face against the Crimson Tide last Saturday, but memory of that harsh loss doesn't seem to have tripped them up today. Miss. State has jumped out to a quick 36-28 lead against the Bulldogs.

Miss. State came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

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Georgia Bulldogs @ Miss. State Bulldogs

Current Records: Georgia 14-8, Miss. State 14-8

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Georgia has enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they'll head out on the road. They and the Miss. State Bulldogs will face off in an SEC battle at 9:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Humphrey Coliseum. Coming off a loss in a game Georgia was expected to win, they now face the more daunting task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.

It's hard to win when you don't work as a unit and post 15 fewer assists than your opponent, a fact Georgia found out the hard way on Saturday. They took a 72-62 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Gamecocks. The result shouldn't come as a shock considering that's the fewest points Georgia has scored all season.

The losing side was boosted by Jabri Abdur-Rahim, who scored 20 points along with two blocks. He didn't help Georgia's cause all that much against the Crimson Tide on Wednesday but the same can't be said for this contest.

Miss. State has been a dominant force so far, but they're in the middle of a mini-slump at the moment. It's going to take some time for them to recover from the 99-67 bruising that the Crimson Tide dished out on Saturday. The loss unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for Miss. State in their matchups with the Crimson Tide: they've now lost six in a row.

Despite the loss, Miss. State had strong showings from Tolu Smith, who scored 23 points along with five rebounds, and Shakeel Moore, who scored 13 points along with two steals. Smith didn't help Miss. State's cause all that much against the Rebels last Tuesday but the same can't be said for this match. Less helpful for Miss. State was Josh Hubbard's abysmal 0-5 three-point shooting.

The Bulldogs have been struggling recently as they've lost four of their last five games, which put a noticeable dent in their 14-8 record this season. As for the Bulldogs, their loss was their eighth straight on the road dating back to last season, which dropped their record down to 14-8.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Georgia have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 36.6 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Miss. State struggles in that department as they've been averaging 39.3 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

Georgia was able to grind out a solid victory over the Bulldogs in their previous matchup back in January of 2023, winning 58-50. The rematch might be a little tougher for Georgia since the squad won't have the home-court advantage this time around. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.


Miss. State is a big 8-point favorite against Georgia, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bulldogs as a 7-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 145 points.

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Series History

Miss. State has won 5 out of their last 9 games against Georgia.

  • Jan 11, 2023 - Georgia 58 vs. Miss. State 50
  • Jan 12, 2022 - Miss. State 88 vs. Georgia 72
  • Dec 30, 2020 - Miss. State 83 vs. Georgia 73
  • Jan 18, 2020 - Miss. State 91 vs. Georgia 59
  • Feb 20, 2019 - Miss. State 68 vs. Georgia 67
  • Feb 03, 2018 - Miss. State 72 vs. Georgia 57
  • Feb 14, 2017 - Georgia 79 vs. Miss. State 72
  • Mar 10, 2016 - Georgia 79 vs. Miss. State 69
  • Feb 13, 2016 - Georgia 66 vs. Miss. State 57