STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State made some beautiful passes, clutch 3-pointers and spectacular dunks during Saturday night's impressive 70-59 victory over Cincinnati.
But there was an ugly, disjointed play during the second half where maroon and white jerseys were flying all around the floor that really got the attention of Bulldogs' coach Ben Howland.
"There was one play where everyone was diving on the floor for the ball," Howland said, excitement rising in his voice. "So many great plays of hustle and grit and fight and toughness.