Well, live and die by the three it is…..and the Mississippi State Bulldogs are riding a crest in the 3-point economy.
How much so? Well, the Bulldogs set a team record last night against Western Kentucky for most three-pointers made in a game with 14.
So long to the Hilltoppers and their falling RPI (now at 54), and hello to the momentum building Mississippi State Bulldogs whose RPI has “risen” to 142. That Strength of Schedule is still at 171…..yikes!….I knew that despite the politicking of Rick Stansbury, this year’s schedule was way below par.
[All of this RPI stuff according to this site: RealTimeRPI.com]
Key Game Stats [Box Score]:
- Offensive Rebounds: WKU 16 – MSU 5
- 2nd Chance Points: WKU 16 – MSU 4
- Fast Break Points: WKU 10 – MSU 6
Look, I hate to rain on anyone’s parade, but this Bulldog team will NOT fare well come SEC time being deficient in the categories above, especially the first two. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, second chance points are a killer. Living and dying by the trey ball is one thing, but once you depend on the land beyond the arc, a flat-line will be inevitable at some point.