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Bulldogs Battle TCU In Big 12/SEC Challenge 

STARKVILLE, Miss. – A major conference foe travels to Starkville for the first time this season as Mississippi State hosts TCU on Thursday night at Humphrey Coliseum.

Tip-off is set for 6 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPNU. The matchup is part of the inaugural Big 12/SEC Challenge, a series of 10 games to be played between members of the opposing conferences. The Big 12 holds a 2-1 overall lead in the challenge entering Thursday night’s action, with Alabama claiming the only victory so far for the SEC.

The Bulldogs (5-1) added another win to their ledger on Sunday as they edged Loyola 65-64 in overtime. The dynamic duo of Craig Sword and Roquez Johnson combined for 44 of MSU’s 65 points in the contest.

Sword was named the Co-SEC Player of the Week on Monday, as he averaged 18 points in two games against Jackson State and Loyola and scored what would prove to be the game-winning points in both matchups. The sophomore from Montgomery, Ala., paces coach Rick Ray’s squad with 12.7 points per game.

Sophomore forward Gavin Ware averages just shy of a double-double with 11.7 points and 9.7 rebounds a night.

The Horned Frogs enter the clash with a 4-3 record after dropping a 71-50 decision to Harvard in the finals of the Great Alaska Shootout on Saturday night. Jarvis Ray paces TCU with a 13.4 scoring clip, while Kyan Anderson averages 13.3 points and almost six assists per outing.

Thursday will mark the third meeting on the hardwood between the schools, with the series currently tied at 1-1. Mississippi State won the last contest in 1990, a 64-60 win at The Hump.

After the pivotal showdown with the visiting Horned Frogs, MSU will play a neutral site game in Tupelo against Southeastern Louisiana on Friday, Dec. 13. The tip at BancorpSouth Arena is set for 7 p.m.



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