Mississippi State loses to Pittsburg in NCAA Tournament First Four Game

Late finish to Mississippi State’s First Four Game in the NCAA Tournament last night and it wasn’t the finish the Bulldogs had in mind, missing two great looks at the buzzer ultimately falling to Pittsburgh 60-59.

Here’s the post-game reaction from Dayton, Ohio. Head Coach Chris Jans said, “I don’t think he’s gonna wear that very long. I think anyone would be disappointed. But we all understand how that works. And it was a heck of a look. And I was glad that he had the look. I felt really good when he rose up and I don’t have a good angle so I didn’t have to go through the process of understanding if it was gonna go in or not. But he’ll be fine.”

Forward D.J. Jeffries said, “This just goes to show that Coach knows what he’s doing, he’s been here. He’s been here multiple times. He told me from the beginning, he said, just trust him. We trust it and we went out there and vote for him each and every day. We sacrificed a lot during the season, so he knows what he’s doing. You’ve just got to believe in him. And if you’re going to go to the NCAA tournament, come to the Bulldogs.”

This was Mississippi State’s 12th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history and its first since 2019.

Better luck for the Mississippi State women’s team, Lady Bulldogs take care of business in their First Four matchup against Illinois by way of a 70-56 victory.

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