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In their fourth trip at Madison Square Garden, the Bulldogs are 3-2 all-time following  
 Thursday’s win against No. 18 Texas A&M. Prior to Thursday, the Bulldogs’ last ap-
 pearance at MSG resulted in a 63-62 loss to West Virginia in the 2007 NIT semifinals.  
 In MSU’s fi rst appearance at the Garden, the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs upended No. 11  
 Xavier, 76-71, on Dec. 14, 2002. In the 2004 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, No. 12 MSU
 dropped a 71-58 affair to No. 5 Syracuse before knocking off St. Mary’s 67-54 in the  
 consolation game. 


Rick Stansbury currently ranks 11th in the SEC with 275 wins, fi ve behind Ray Mears
 (Tennessee) and Roy Skinner (Vanderbilt) for the 9th most.


Texas A&M was the first ranked team MSU defeated since it beat No. 24 Florida last year
 at Humphrey Coliseum, 71-64. Under Rick Stansbury, the Bulldogs are now 21-50  
 against ranked teams, including a 9-12 mark on neutral courts. Against teams ranked No.
 15, the Bulldogs are 1-3. The last time MSU defeated ranked teams two-straight times
 was in 2004 at No. 17 Florida (79-68) and at No. 22 South Carolina (79-75, OT).


With his 10 points against the Aggies, Rodney Hood became the fi rst true freshman
 to score in double-digits in his fi rst four games wearing the Maroon & White since Rickey
 Brown in 1976-77, when he opened his career scoring in double-digits 12-straight  


Dee Bost, who was tabbed preseason fi rst-team All-SEC in the media and coaches
 polls, is now just 53 assists shy of breaking the school record of 514 held by Derrick
 Zimmerman (2000-03).


The last time MSU and Arizona met was in 2004 John Wooden 



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